Your smile is one of your most prominent features, and usually one of the first things people notice about you. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with a perfect smile. Discolored, misshaped or crooked teeth are extremely common in people of all ages. The good news is that with today’s cosmetic dentistry practices all those issues can be resolved! We’re going to go over all the ways cosmetic dentistry can not only change your smile but your entire life.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on smile enhancement and specifically improving the appearance of your smile. That being said, cosmetic dentistry is not only about looks, it’s also about self-confidence. Not being able to express your happiness through a smile, because you’re worried about what your teeth look like, is no way to live and can actually take a toll on your well-being. Our goal as cosmetic dentists is to make you smile more and to be proud of that smile! Now let’s go over how we can do that here at Broadway Family Dental.
Just like our skin tones, our teeth come in all different shades and can actually change over time. The outermost layer of your teeth is your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is what gives our teeth that bright white color. As we grow older our tooth enamel naturally thins out, which then exposes the layer of tooth underneath which is known as dentin. The dentin layer of the tooth is a much duller, more yellow color. Unfortunately, your enamel wearing off is inevitable, however, your teeth can be restored to their former glory in a very simple way: professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is an extremely simple and affordable way to improve your smile.
Right now, there are more teeth whitening kits and toothpastes out in stores than ever before, but that does not mean they are trustworthy. Research shows that professional teeth whitening is more effective and safer than any at home/store bought method, and it can be done right in our office with only one visit!
Have you ever wondered how all celebrities have perfectly shaped teeth and the most amazing smiles? The truth is, 9 out of 10 times those aren’t their real teeth, in fact, veneers have become so popular amongst the stars that they are sometimes referred to as “Hollywood Teeth.” So what exactly are veneers? Veneers are thin covers that adhere to your teeth to give you that classic perfectly shaped smile, and they’re not only for the rich and famous.
They’re a very popular option for people with discolored, misshaped or gapped teeth. On average veneers last about 10 years, and the procedure for getting them is simple and absolutely painless. After about a week or two of getting acclimated you will not even notice they’re there and can enjoy your new smile for many years to come!
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are less about improving appearance and more about strengthening your teeth. Inlays and Onlays are both considered “indirect” fillings which means they are fabricated outside of the mouth and then bonded to the tooth. They are a tooth-colored material that can be made of ceramic or porcelain.
The difference between Inlays and Onlays are the way they are used. An Inlay is placed directly inside the tooth to fill the hole. They can be used to replace defective or unsightly fillings while also strengthening the tooth. Onlays are similar to Inlays except instead of just filling the tooth, they extend onto the outer chewing surface, while also strengthening the tooth.
Our number one goal at Broadway Family Dental is to give you a smile that not only looks great but makes you feel great. We offer all of these services right here in our office and would be happy to help you achieve your perfect smile. Book online or give us a call at (781) 592-5919!