Improving Your Dental Care

Choices For A Nicer Smile

If you have problems with your teeth such as natural discoloration or gaps, then you may not need serious dental work, but that doesn't make you feel any more confidant about the look of your smile. The choices you have available to you for getting your smile looking how you want will vary. Not only will the condition of your teeth and the issues you are having effect the choices you have, but so will things like the extent of your dental phobias, your finances, and more. Luckily, the number of choices available will likely ensure that there will be one that will meet your needs. Here are some of the choices you may have to choose from.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that will cover your teeth and they are made from porcelain and they can be made in a color that matches the color of your other teeth, or they can be colored in a color that you choose, if you are going to have them put on all of your teeth and would like a whiter smile. Porcelain veneers are great for many reasons. For one thing, they look like natural teeth, they can improve the shape of your teeth, fill in gaps, improve the color, repair chipped or broken teeth, and so much more. They do these things without needing invasive work to be done and they last a long time. Porcelain veneers do cost more than some of the other options, but many find them well worth it since they are permanent, comfortable, and last a long time without becoming stained.

Resin Composite Veneers

Resin composite veneers are much like porcelain veneers, with some main differences. For one thing, they do tend to wear a bit faster than porcelain veneers, and they can stain sooner. However, they offer a great alternative to porcelain veneers for those working with smaller budgets.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is also made from a composite resin, but a family dentist will craft the bonding material directly on the teeth and shape the bonding, so the teeth still look good. One drawback is they won't look quite as natural as the above options if someone gets an up-close look at them. Bonding is another less-expensive option that can help transform smiles.

Snap-on Teeth

For those who are really looking to transform their teeth even though their budget doesn't allow for the above options, Snap on teeth is another option many dentists offer. These are snap-in appliances made to fit over someone's teeth while helping to correct the look of their smile. They can be worn while eating and drinking, but can be easily removed.