The megawatt smiles of Catherine Zeta Jones, Tom Cruise, and many other celebrities weren’t always that perfect. Most of today’s famous celebs actually had imperfect teeth during their younger years. Tom Cruise used to have a chipped front tooth that is believed to have been corrected by cosmetic dentistry. Megan Fox, Victoria Beckham, Zac Efron, Michael Douglas, Hillary Duff, George Clooney and many more celebrities, both young and old, have taken advantage of cosmetic dentistry to further improve their looks. Leading cosmetic dentist in Manchester, NH, Dr. Praveen Kumar Mandera, talks about cosmetic dentistry and how it can help you achieve that beautiful, million-dollar smile.
Tooth Imperfections and Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments to Address Them
Most of us have tooth flaws of our own one way or another. Chips? Cracks? Gaps? Tooth misalignment? Stains and discoloration? Which tooth imperfection do you think you have? Here are some of the most common tooth flaws that people have and the cosmetic dentistry treatment options to address them.
Chips and Cracks
A tooth does not have the ability to regenerate missing parts; hence, a permanent tooth that is chipped or cracked can stay that way forever unless you do something about it. Chips or cracks can be addressed with several treatments. You can have them masked with porcelain veneers or through a procedure known as dental bonding. You can also have a dental crown bonded over a chipped tooth. A crown offers the best support while it improves the appearance of your tooth.
Stains and Discoloration
Yellowish, grayish, stained teeth are a common problem. However, they can be corrected with teeth whitening, and in severe cases porcelain veneers. Teeth whitening is a tooth bleaching process that effectively whitens the teeth by up to 7 shades lighter than their previous color. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are tooth-colored shells bonded over the teeth, to cover imperfections.
There are also cases wherein discolored, badly misshapen teeth are corrected with the use of porcelain crowns. A crown can be designed to either resemble or enhance the natural color of your teeth. Like veneers, crowns are bonded over the teeth; providing many years of functionality and aesthetics.
Another option to address stains and discoloration is through dental bonding. It, more or less, follows the same technique as porcelain veneers. The difference is that composite resin is used instead of porcelain shells. Dental bonding effectively masks tooth flaws that include discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps and even tooth misalignment.
Before, only dentures and dental bridges were available to replace missing teeth. Today, you have another option, with dental implants. Implants are prosthetic teeth that come complete with artificial tooth roots. The tooth roots, which are in the form of titanium screws, are surgically implanted into the jawbone. In time, osseointegration takes place, so your dental implants become highly stable tooth replacements. They look and feel very much like your own real teeth.
Diastema or Dental Gaps
One famous celebrity, who is known for having diastema, is Madonna. Diastema is the term that refers to the gap between two front teeth. Diastema can be corrected via porcelain veneers, dental bonding, orthodontic treatment, and dental crowns. The dentist will need to see the severity of the gap, so he can recommend the best cosmetic dentistry alternative.
Visit New Hampshire Family Dentistry Today
For more information about cosmetic dentistry and the different treatment options to improve your smile, why not give us a visit? Our practice is located at 2626 Brown Avenue Manchester, NH. You may also call us at (603) 625-1877 or schedule your appointment online for hassle free appointment bookings. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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