When was the last time you actually felt proud showing off your smile? If it has been years, it could be because you are overdue for a dental update. From cosmetic dentistry to natural-looking restorations, there are a number of ways dental treatment can help to update and improve a smile’s comfort and cosmetic appeal. So there is no reason to settle, where your smile is concerned. Instead, why not find out how your dentist could help give your smile an appealing update?
Is It Time to Update an Old Restoration?
If the cause of your insecurity is an outdated, obvious, or even uncomfortable restoration such as an old metal filling or crown, the great news is that there are more natural-looking and often more comfortable ways to restore a damaged tooth. Tooth-colored dental fillings, for instance, are made of a composite resin material that conducts less heat than metal, and which can be sculpted to resemble natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are another natural-looking way to protect damaged teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry Could Help Boost Your Confidence
If the cause of your concern is simply cosmetic in nature, then the dentist might recommend one of several cosmetic treatments, many of which are designed to be fast and effective. Professional teeth whitening, for instance, can often help to lighten teeth by up to eight shades in just a few weeks’ time. Cosmetic bonding is also fast and affordable. In fact, it can often be completed in about an hour. Porcelain veneers are another long-lasting way to enhance the smile.
Ready to Give Your Smile an Update?
From general care to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, there are a number of ways a dentist can help improve your smile. You can schedule your next dental consultation with Gateway Dental Group in Des Moines, IA, today at (515) 244-9565.