3 Types Of Cosmetic Issues For Smiles

3 Types Of Cosmetic Issues For SmilesYour smile should be the flashing light on your face signaling people to your confidence and vigor. If your smile makes you feel insecure or not confident, it may be time to update the appearance. There are several things that can affect the way that a smile looks. Many of these things fall under three types of cosmetic issues for smiles: discoloration, congenital issues, and some form of damage. Whatever type of issue is affecting your smile, talk to your dentist in Sheridan, WY about a cosmetic update so that your smile builds up your confidence. 

#1 Discoloration

Many people believe that tooth discoloration only comes from external factors to affect the outside of the tooth. While external (extrinsic) discoloration is quite common, there is also tooth discoloration caused by internal factors known as intrinsic discoloration. The two types of discoloration will be handled in different ways. External discoloration can often be removed through a cleaning or a whitening treatment. Internal discoloration cannot be removed, but it can be covered up using cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers.

#2 Congenital Issues

Issues like teeth that are smaller than others, pointy, oddly shaped, or gums that are disproportionately bigger than the teeth are issues that have happened through genetics. Depending on your specific smile and the specific issues, different types of cosmetic dentistry may be able to help you. To make teeth more evenly sized, porcelain veneers may be used to create a more uniform appearance.

#3 Damage

Damage can occur to the teeth in the forms of chips, cracks, cavities, or even lost teeth. There can also be damage caused by decay and gum disease. In these situations, it is important to start with restoring the health of the tooth or gums before moving onto the surface-level issues. A full-smile rehabilitation can be a great way to deal with all levels of the smile with different, appropriate treatments.

Are you ready to update your smile?

Most appearance issues of a smile can be dealt with through cosmetic dentistry. To  schedule a consultation with Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY, call (307) 672-7567. Along with residents of Sheridan, we also proudly serve the residents of Gillette, Billings, Miles City, and all surrounding communities.