Is your smile less than perfect because of chipped, cracked or yellowed teeth? Our North Miami Beach cosmetic dentistry team can restore a perfect, flawless smile. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, you may have questions about our different services, what to expect and whether you are a good candidate. Below, our Kmart Dental team answers five of your most frequently asked questions.
#1: What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the process of restoring and enhancing your smile to boost confidence and enhance your appearance. Cosmetic dental services include teeth whitening, veneers, dental bonding, and tooth-colored veneers. If your teeth are stained or yellowed, chipped or cracked, or otherwise “less than perfect”, then you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Your smile is a unique reflection of your personality; simple cosmetic dental enhancements can significantly boost confidence and self-esteem.
#2: Why should I choose professional teeth whitening?
While there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options currently available, professional teeth whitening consistently delivers better results faster for our patients. Over-the-counter whitening kits are “one-size-fits-all” and typically lack the bleaching power necessary to remove tough stains caused by tobacco, coffee, tea and red wine. This can lead to uneven and spotty whitening. Additionally, because whitening kits are one-size-fits-all, bleaching strips may overlap the gum line, increasing sensitivity. In contrast, professional teeth whitening is a completely custom treatment for white, brighter teeth in just one office visit. In addition to in-office whitening, we also offer professional at-home whitening kits that are fully customized for your teeth. Schedule a diagnostic appointment with our dentist to learn more about these different options.
#3: What are dental veneers?
If your teeth are cracked, chipped, misshapen or discolored, you may be a good candidate for dental veneers. A dental veneer is a custom-made porcelain shell that is extremely durable and cemented to the front of the teeth. Veneers provide a long lasting natural look that resists stains from tea, coffee, red wine, and smoking. Veneers are similar to dental bonding, which is also a cosmetic dentistry service to repair cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth.
#4: My tooth is chipped; do I need dental care?
A chip may seem minor at first, but without professional dental care, this chip can worsen over time. In order to avoid more significant damage or a replacement tooth, schedule a diagnostic appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. If the crack or chip is minor and has not affected the root, then cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as dental bonding or veneers, can quickly repair this damage.
#5: Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
If you are unhappy or dissatisfied with your smile for any reason, then you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry! Our goal is to enhance the natural beauty of your smile for increased confidence and self-esteem. Schedule a diagnostic appointment today to learn how North Miami Beach cosmetic dentistry can make a difference for you!