Your teeth play a much larger role in your overall aesthetic than you might expect at first glance. After all, your mouth is closed most of the time, so what major impact can they really have, right? The answer is quite a lot for a multitude of reasons. Not only are they used in verbal communication a lot and are very visible during conversating, but they are also used a lot during non-verbal communication, through smiling and laughing. Having a perfect smile is a rare natural gift, but also one that can be created through the use of targeted cosmetic dentistry.
While you can find whitening strips at your local grocery store, you should not attempt to use these. Not only are they very hit-and-miss, but you can easily use them for too long and create a problem much worse than having slightly dull teeth. Cosmetic dentists have vast amounts of experience with teeth whitening and give you lighter-colored teeth every time. When dealing with bleaching and chemicals in something as delicate as your mouth you really need to ensure that you leave this to the professionals so as not to potentially injure yourself (which can happen at home).
While many people are quite happy with their mouths' dental layout, natural wear and tear can cause even the best smile to become chipped or cracked at some parts. While this is not a major issue and does not often affect how you eat, drink or talk, it is something many people become self-conscious about. Dental bonding is the process of adding and molding a small amount of material (usually resin) to the teeth so that it looks completely whole once more. This is much easier to do than replacing the tooth or adding in implants — and feels much better as well.
Veneers are a great way to fix larger structural issues that some people face, such as larger gaps, big overbites, or crooked teeth. Veneers are basically a shell that is placed over the teeth and custom-fitted to fix the issue that you have. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, veneers are one of the most well-known procedures that have helped many people feel better about themselves in a way they never thought possible. It is a little bit more of an intense procedure and should be discussed with your cosmetic dentist beforehand so that you know what it will entail, but it is a great option for those who have found few other solutions.