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By The Martin Dental Center For Oral Health and Aesthetics
December 04, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic DentistryYour smile is your first impression to the world, a message that can tell others about your health and how well you care for your teeth. If your smile is not conveying the message you hope it to before others, it may be time to consider cosmetic dentistry services at our Roswell, GA dentist's office.
Cosmetic dentistry is more than teeth whitening (although that can certainly be part of it) and it does not always have to involve invasive procedures. Here are five ways cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.

1. By correcting chipped or cracked front teeth.
If your front top teeth (the most noticeable ones) are chipped, cracked, stained or irregularly sized, porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry intervention that may help. Veneers are cemented over the top of your damaged teeth, acting as a concealer to improve your smile. Celebrities such as Tom Cruise wear veneers, which are designed to look natural and last anywhere from 5 to 10 years before requiring replacement.

2. By re-shaping a "gummy" smile.
Dr. Wyman Martin not only offers services to improve the teeth, but also to address cosmetic concerns related to the gums. If you have a smile that is too "gummy," where your gums appear more pronounced than your teeth, crown lengthening may help to correct this concern. If you are concerned with receding gums, cosmetic interventions such as grafts are also available.

3. By whitening your teeth.
While teeth whitening products are available over-the-counter, there are significant differences between the results these provide from a visit to your Roswell, GA dentist's office. We offer in-office whitening treatments that reverse the effects of such things as aging, food and tobacco stains, and medication use.. If you truly desire whiter teeth, which are often synonymous with healthier teeth, professional whitening can help you see results of anywhere from five to eight shades whiter teeth.

4. By restoring your teeth to health.
As little as a decade ago, filling a cavity meant a mouthful of metal. Today, cosmetic or tooth-colored fillings exist that allow you to have a tooth filled without highly noticeable metal present. Tooth-colored fillings enhance your tooth's health without affecting its appearance.

5. By replacing lost or missing teeth with cosmetically appealing options.
Many of our Roswell, GA cosmetic dentistry patients experience a lost or missing tooth. Thankfully there are many available interventions that can replace a lost or missing tooth. These include bridgework, implants, and dentures. If a tooth is severely decayed, but can be salvaged, Dr. Martin can also perform a root canal and top the tooth with a dental crown.

To learn how our Roswell, GA cosmetic dentistry services can help you experience a brighter, whiter and/or straighter smile, please call (770) 993-7424.