How to Protect Your Teeth

2 Things You Need To Know About How A Cosmetic Dentist Can Fix Your Teeth

Having nice teeth is a desire of most people. Teeth are a very important part of the body. Everyone can see your teeth and mouth and you can't even smile or talk without people seeing your teeth. For this reason, many people choose to see a cosmetic dentist about fixing their teeth to get the smile that they have always wanted. Here are some things you need to know about fixing your teeth.

What If My Teeth Are Uneven or Misshaped?

For some people, their teeth come in all the same size and shape. Each tooth is uniform and the correct size for the placement of the tooth. However, for these individuals, when their permanent teeth came in they were either too small, one is longer than the other and so forth. Luckily, there is something that you can do to get your teeth to be the right shape and size. Veneers are usually the best option for this. Veneers are great because it is a porcelain overlay that is put on top of the tooth. You can make the porcelain as big or small as you want. You can also choose the shape of the porcelain so that you can tailor the tooth to look exactly how you want it to.

In addition, the veneers are ideal because they are incredibly durable. You can eat nuts, enjoy normal foods, and never have to worry about it chipping. If it does chip, it is an easy fix that the dentist can do. Also, with a veneer you will still have sensation in the tooth, not like a dental implant, so your mouth will feel normal.

What If My Teeth Are Discolored?

Discoloration is another major concern for many people. They have stains or marks on their teeth that they can't seem to get off. The general dentist can give you gels that will whiten the teeth, but for some people the staining is too severe to be corrected with a gel. Instead, you can get go to the cosmetic dentist and get laser treatments. These treatments will shave down a small part of the outer layer of tooth to remove the parts that are discolored. Then after that part has been removed they can apply some bleach to get the color just right. If that still doesn't work, you can get veneers. Veneers not only change the shape and size, but you also choose the exact color that you want with a perfectly smooth and even surface.

These are just a couple things that a dentist like Samuel D Knight, DDS may be able to help you with.