Our patients in Virginia Beach visit us for more than just the health of their teeth and gums. As a very noticeable part of your face, cosmetic tooth concerns are difficult to hide. Problems like discolored, misshapen, or uneven teeth are common issues that can be treated with cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Regularly brushing and flossing your teeth can help maintain a healthy, white smile. However, if you think your smile is still somewhat dull or yellow, you have plenty of company. A great majority of dental patients in Virginia Beach would prefer whiter teeth.
Darker teeth can be caused by a variety of factors. Food and drink are a common culprit. Drinks like coffee, tea, and some types of wine can also stain your teeth. Tobacco use is another very common cause of teeth stains, as well as age. As you get older, the enamel part of your teeth can get worn away, revealing more of the yellowish dentin beneath.
Our goal is to always ensure that you keep your original teeth for as long as possible. When that becomes impossible, your next best cosmetic dentistry option is to have a dental implant. This is important because implants prevent bone loss. Your natural teeth are embedded within your jawbone. The surrounding gum tissue and bone grip the tooth. When a tooth is not present, the bone that used to support the tooth starts deteriorating.
Bone loss from a missing tooth can cause a variety of problems. Your jaw can begin to collapse in around the gap, leading to a facial deformity. The loss of a tooth also has an impact on surrounding teeth because other teeth can begin drifting into the space left by the missing tooth. This can cause multiple problems.
Dental veneers, commonly called porcelain veneers, are thin shells that are custom-made to cover the front of your teeth. They are made from materials that match the color of your natural teeth to enhance your appearance. Veneers are bonded to the surface of your teeth, which can change their shape, color, or size.
Porcelain veneers might be right for you if your teeth are discolored due to stains, excessive fluoride, or root canal treatment. They also help with teeth that are worn down, broken, chipped, or are uneven or misaligned.
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When you are ready to restore your smile with cosmetic dentistry services, team up with the professionals at Dentistry First in Virginia Beach. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and get started!