If you have cosmetic issues with your teeth, then you want to do what you can to help them to look their best. Luckily, there are many types of dental cosmetic treatments and options available to help. This article will introduce you to some of those treatments, so you can choose the one that works for the dental situation that you are dealing with.
Options for discolored teeth
If you have discolored teeth, and the problem is caused by a medical or dental condition, then that means traditional teeth whitening won't work.
Crowns: If your teeth are also weak, then the dentist may suggest having crowns put on them. The crowns will help to protect what's left of your already-fragile teeth, and they can be used to whiten them because they can be made to look any color and shade you want.
Removable veneers: You can get removable veneers that are designed to fit right over your natural teeth. When you snap them in place, it is difficult for someone to be able to tell that it isn't your natural teeth. These snap-on veneers are nice because getting them is as easy as having a mold taken of your mouth and waiting for them to come in. However, this option won't be a permanent correction for discolored teeth.
Options for gapped teeth
If you have gaps in your teeth, there are quite a few options available that can help to take care of the problem.
Braces: Braces will pull your teeth together and help to close the gaps between them. However, braces are something you need to commit to for a good period of time and they can be uncomfortable, especially right after having them put on and each time you go in to have them tightened.
Invisible aligners: Invisible aligners work much like braces do since they also apply pressure to your teeth in order to push them together. However, they are plastic appliances that you wear and can take out to clean and when you go to sleep. You should be aware that they can take longer to work than braces.
Crowns: Just as with tooth discoloration, crowns can also be used to fill in gaps between your teeth. The dentist will have crowns made to fit on your teeth, and those crowns will come together to give you a gap-free smile.
For more information, contact a dentist in your area.