Your teeth work hard every day, so it's not unusual for them to show the effects of all that wear and tear eventually. Fortunately, you can repair damaged or unsightly teeth and brighten your entire smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures. Vancouver, WA, dentist, Dr. Jill Markos, shares information on a few treatments that can make a big difference.
Do you reveal your dental history every time you open your mouth? If you have silver amalgam fillings, there's no way to hide the fact that you've had cavities. Cosmetic fillings offer a better option. The fillings are made of a flexible material called composite resin that's tinted to match the shade of your teeth.
Composite resin is also used for bonding. The material is very soft and can be shaped to fill in damaged areas of your teeth, change the shape of crooked teeth or close gaps. It's also a good choice if one of your teeth has become darker. Although composite resin is initially soft, it hardens in just seconds when it's exposed to a curing light.
Contouring and reshaping
Improving a tooth's appearance can be as simple as removing a small area of enamel. When you undergo a countouring and reshaping procedure at Dr. Markos' Vancouver office, she'll strategically remove enamel to eliminate small chips, improve the look of a crooked tooth or get rid of overlapping areas.
Dentures dramatically approve the way you look and allow you to eat solid foods easily. Depending on the degree of tooth loss, you may need partial or full removable dentures or overdentures. Traditional dentures aren't the only choice available today. Implant-supported dentures, available in removable or permanent forms, can increase your comfort and make chewing easier.
Veneers, ultra-thin porcelain shells, are cemented to the fronts of your teeth to enhance their appearance. They offer a long-lasting alternative to teeth bleaching, but can also be used to lighten a single tooth. Veneers offer excellent coverage for chips, gaps, pits and cracks.
Upgrade your smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call your Vancouver, WA, dentist, Dr. Jill Markos, at (360) 693-2544 to schedule an appointment.