Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? If so, then you’re not alone. About a third of all Americans are. And if you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it’s normal to want to do something about it. Smiles are very important in American culture, and not having an attractive smile can impact your personal and professional relationships. It can affect your ability to make friends, get dates, get jobs, and even win promotions at your current job. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with an unattractive smile. Cosmetic dentistry contains solutions to most common complaints people have about their smiles.
Would you like to learn if cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile in Edgewater, NJ? Please call (201) 943-6644 or email us to day for an appointment with Dr. Wanda Mejia, Dr. George Sepiashvili, or another of our cosmetic dentists today.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Many people think that the appearance of your smile is a secondary concern, but that’s not true. Being attractive is one of your smile’s central functions. If your smile doesn’t look attractive, then it’s a functional problem, just like a chewing or speaking problem. Besides, the health and beauty of your smile go hand in hand. At our Edgewater, NJ area practice, Dr. Mejia and Dr. Sepiashvili offer procedures that foster both the health and beauty of your smile. The cosmetic dentistry procedures performed include:
The right procedure for you depends on what it is about your smile that you dislike.
Discolored teeth are probably the most common cosmetic complaint. Most often, discoloration is caused by staining compounds from food, beverages, or tobacco use. Teeth whitening is very effective for this type of discoloration. But if your teeth are discolored because of defects in the enamel, thinned enamel, tooth trauma, or other causes, they may not respond to teeth whitening. Then we would recommend veneers, such as Lumineers.
Gapped smiles can sometimes be considered attractive. If you like your tooth gaps, it’s usually not a problem. But if you’re unhappy with the gaps, we can close them with veneers or orthodontics like Invisalign.
Crooked teeth are another common complaint people have about their smiles. Teeth can be straightened with Invisalign or functional orthodontics.
Missing teeth can make you very self-conscious. If you’re missing just one or a few teeth, dental implants make the most natural, attractive, and functional replacements. If you want to replace an entire arch of teeth, All-on-4® implant dentures and New You Dentures make great replacements.