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Don't Make Me Smile: 3 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Restore Your Smile

The holidays are coming up, which means it's time to plan those family get-together's. If the condition of your teeth has left you dreading the holiday pictures, it's time to see a cosmetic dentist. You don't need to live with dental imperfections. Here are just three of the ways that cosmetic dentistry can help restore your smile.

Remove Stains

Whether you're a big coffee or tea drinker, or your teeth are just showing the signs of age, your dentist can get rid of the discoloration and restore your teeth to their natural color. Depending on the severity of the discoloration, there are a variety of whitening options available to you.


If you have minor discoloration, your dentist will be able to remove the stains using surface bleaching. In most cases, the bleaching gel is placed in a plastic tray, which you'll wear during the treatment.

Laser Whitening

If you have minor to moderate staining, your dentist may need to use in-office laser whitening treatments to restore the color. For maximum benefits, bleaching can be combined with laser treatments.

Porcelain Veneers

If you have severe discoloration that has gone beyond the surface, you may require a more permanent solution to the problem. That's where porcelain veneers come in. Your dentist can place thin layers of porcelain on the surface of your teeth. These veneers will cover the discoloration, and provide you with a more beautiful smile.

Repair Damage 

If you've suffered permanent damage to your teeth, such as cracks, or chips, you don't have to live with the damage. Your cosmetic dentist can repair the damage using a variety of techniques, including caps, crowns and porcelain veneers. If you've been living with damaged teeth, you need to discuss treatment options with your dentist.

Restore Shifting Teeth

You might not realize this, but as you age, your teeth will begin to shift. Luckily, treatment options are available to restore your shifting teeth. If you've noticed that your teeth are overlapping, or that they just don't fit right anymore, you should talk to your dentist. You may be a good candidate for braces. If you don't like the idea of wearing metal brackets, you may be able to use invisible braces.

If you don't like the way your teeth look, and you're dreading those holiday pictures, it's time to take matters into your own hands. Talk to a cosmetic dentist near you about treatment options for restoring the look of your teeth.