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Now that the COVID pandemic seems to be fizzling out, restrictions are lifting, mask mandates are ending, and life feels like it is returning to normal. But what about your smile? You can no longer hide it under a mask unless you plan on wearing one forever, which you probably aren’t. Cosmetic dentistry offers several ways to restore teeth and gums and produce the most attractive smiles. You don’t have to be a celebrity to deserve perfect-looking teeth. Today on the blog, our Greeneville cosmetic dentists share three post-COVID fixes for your smile.
Also referred to as dental bonding, this procedure is a simple solution to chipped teeth, gaps, twisted or unevenly sized teeth. If you have only a few teeth that need fixing, cosmetic bonding may be right for you. It is an affordable treatment that can be completed in one office visit because it doesn’t involve a dental laboratory to fabricate restorations. The material used is composite and can be matched to the existing shade of your tooth or chosen in a lighter shade if several or more of your front teeth are being treated. Cosmetic bonding is a good choice if you need a quick, affordable fix for your smile.
Porcelain veneers are what make Hollywood smiles. These thin shell coverings hide all sorts of different types of imperfections from crooked, uneven, misshapen, stained, chipped, or gapped teeth. Most patients who opt for veneers do so to cover all of the teeth in their smile line, which may be 10-20 teeth, depending on if both the top and bottom row of teeth are treated. Porcelain is incredibly natural-looking and even has the same light-reflecting qualities as dental enamel. They are permanently adhered to the front surface of the teeth and can last for a decade or longer with good oral hygiene. Getting veneers requires an experienced dental lab to make the restorations, which could take a few weeks. In the meantime, you would wear temporary veneers until your final restorations are returned to our cosmetic dentist’s office in Greeneville.
If you’re missing a tooth or have a tooth that is beyond repairable, you might consider dental implants. Dental implants have an actual implant post that is placed into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. After several months of healing to allow the bone to fuse to the implant, the custom-made porcelain crown is attached. The crown looks incredibly natural, just like a real tooth, and will blend with your other teeth for a completely natural look. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, used to secure a full set of dentures, or to secure dental bridges for multiple missing teeth.
How do I know which treatment is right for me?
Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of treatments to restore your smile. You may already have in mind what you’d like to accomplish to achieve the smile of your dreams, but the best way to know which treatments are right for you is to seek a consultation with a cosmetic dentist near you in Greeneville, like Tusculum Dental Care. During your consultation, the dentist will assess your smile goals and oral health and present the best options to suit your needs. To learn more or find out the quickest way to a perfect smile, contact Tusculum Dental Care by calling (423) 639-7575.