While most people have beautiful smiles, others contend with flaws on their teeth that cause them to try to avoid smiling whenever they can. Instead of hiding your smile, consult with our dentists at Westwood Dental Group in Westwood about cosmetic dentistry. They can perform several procedures to improve how your teeth look.
A specialty in dental medicine, cosmetic dentistry can restore the look of your teeth if they sustain damage during an accident or because of decay or if you want to improve how they look. While some procedures, like teeth whitening, don’t restore teeth, they do make them look better.
However, some of these procedures our dentists at Westwood Dental Group use are expensive, especially since dental insurance doesn’t cover most cosmetic procedures. If you’re on a tight budget, you can still improve the look of your teeth with treatments like dental bonding or teeth whitening.
Imperfections like chips, surface cracks, or gaps between teeth can make some people want to hide their teeth because they embarrass them. Fortunately, our dentists near you in Westwood can use dental bonding to change how your teeth look.
Dental bonding involves using composite resin and molding or shaping it onto your teeth to hide flaws. If you have a chip on a tooth, one of our talented dentists can use dental tools or their fingers to work with the bonding material and mold it to hide the flaw.
Then, to ensure that it stays in place, they use ultraviolet light to harden the resin so that it forms a durable surface. You can treat your teeth like you usually do with the resin in place. However, it will stain, so you need to be careful about what you eat or drink so that stains don’t make the material look dingy.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to improve the appearance of your teeth is by whitening them. With teeth whitening at our offices at Westwood Dental Group, our dentists can get your teeth up to 10 shades brighter.
If you’re tired of how your teeth look, talk to our dentists in Westwood about our cosmetic dentistry procedures.