How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life. Everyone wants to have an attractive smile. It is one of the first things people notice about you when you meet. However, having the best smile may not be easy, especially if you faced health problems or injuries. Teeth can wear down over time and may need some work to look their best. Fortunately, working with a good cosmetic dentist can help you fix the aesthetics of your smile. People who have undergone cosmetic dental treatments report positive changes in other areas of their lives. This positive impact that cosmetic dentistry has on people is a contributing factor to the popularity of cosmetic dental treatments. If you are thinking about cosmetic dental services, you may be wondering how your life will be improved by cosmetic dentistry. To answer that, here are five ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your life: Modern cosmetic dentistry has created many opportunities that did not exist before for people to improve their appearance and change the way they feel about themselves. Although cosmetic dentistry really did not exist a few years ago, it now attracts interest from a wide range of people. There are few people who don't want to improve their appearance by making their teeth straighter and whiter so that they look better when they smile. New technology and procedures have created many more opportunities for dentists to help patients look better. One of the most important opportunities for doing this is porcelain veneers. These are custom-made wafers that the dentist places over the front of the teeth to repair damage and make them look better. They can overcome many cosmetic dental problems such as whitening stained or discolored teeth, closing gaps between teeth or correcting a crooked smile without the need for braces. They can also cover up chips and imperfections so that the smile looks much better. Another important cosmetic trend is the increased use of white fillings. White fillings now are more lifelike than ever and they last longer than previously. They have become the material of choice for many dentists as they blend in with teeth and look better. If you feel your smile is less than perfect, talk to your dentist about how it could be better. Repair Broken Teeth Some of the hardest problems to deal with are broken teeth. That is because broken teeth can take a lot of work to restore or repair. In many cases, people choose to have crowns, veneers, or dental implants placed to fix or cover up the damage. A cosmetic dentist can help you find the best solution for your needs. Crowns, bridges, and veneers are less extreme ways of saving your natural tooth and improving how it looks. If your tooth cannot be saved, then a dental implant can be placed so that you maintain functionality. All of these options can be used to improve the look of your smile. Teeth Whitening You will likely experience problems with the color of your teeth over time. Your teeth can be stained and the enamel on your teeth can break, leaving lasting stains that normal dental care cannot remove. A cosmetic dentist can treat these stains using several methods including teeth whitening. Not only will the stains be removed, but you will also have a whiter, more even smile. Teeth whitening is easy but may take a few appointments to get to the right shade that you are looking for. However, your dentist can help you get the smile that you want with proper care and by improving your overall dental health in the process. Crowns and Veneers Crowns and veneers are among the most common cosmetic dental solutions. A crown is a cover for your tooth. You can use it to fix and protect a broken tooth, and it looks exactly like a normal tooth. Veneers are thin covers that go on the front of your teeth. Many people get veneers when they are worried about the overall look of their teeth. In many cases, veneers can easily cover up problems with your teeth, including making them look straighter. Depending on what your veneers are made out of, they can last between 5 and 10 years. Crowns tend to last longer than that, so both are good fixes for problems with your smile. Replacing Old Parts If you had cosmetic dentistry work done before, then it may be time to have some of it looked at. The tools, techniques, and parts that your cosmetic dentist uses improve significantly over time, especially in the last few decades. So, you may have old parts that are outdated that need to be replaced. This is especially true given the prevalence of mercury fillings and crowns. A skilled cosmetic dentist can tell if parts need to be replaced and help you get the work done that you need to be safe and happy with your smile. Ready for a New Smile? Savannah Dental Solutions has a team of skilled cosmetic dentists that can help you improve your smile. Call our office at (912) 354-1366 to schedule an appointment. Let us help you get the smile that you want.