Cosmetic dentistry, from a dentist like Aaron G Birch, DDS PC, can provide you with numerous solutions to your teeth or gum related woes. Whether you have misaligned teeth or an overly "gummy" smile, cosmetic dentistry can help you with these issues. Likewise, orthodontic procedures can also provide you with a way to rectify several cosmetic woes that may be plaguing your smile. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about just a few common problems that are solved by cosmetic dentistry.
Chipped and Missing Teeth
Chipping a tooth or losing the entirety of a tooth are two common problems that can occur due to a number of reasons, whether you simply have not been supporting your teeth with complete oral hygiene or your teeth have suffered due to trauma. Cosmetic dentistry can help you with this issue in a number of ways. Veneers and dental implants are two of the more common cosmetic dental procedures that can help you retain the aesthetic integrity of your smile, in addition to supporting the integrity and strength of your current teeth.
Some people seem to be under the assumption that misaligned teeth can only occur as teeth are growing in. This is not the case, and adults can suffer from this issue, as well. Activities like sleeping on your stomach or resting your head into your hands while sitting down can contribute to your teeth shifting and ultimately becoming misaligned or crooked. There are several orthodontic procedures that can rectify misaligned or crooked teeth. For those who do not opt for braces, there are numerous methods that are incredibly hard to notice, including invisible braces.
Toothy or Gummy Smiles
There are many people who believe that their smiles are either "too gummy" or that, on the other hand, their teeth are "too large." What is actually the case in both of these situations is that, in the former case, their gums extend too far downward onto their teeth, while in the latter case, their gums are raised too high, revealing too much of their teeth. Both of these issues can be corrected by the cosmetic dentistry procedure of gum contouring. Gum contouring works by either thinning out the gums and extending them past the normal tooth line, or raising the gum line a bit, without removing any of the gum tissue.
Hopefully, you've learned a bit about some of the aesthetic issues that a cosmetic dentist or a licensed orthodontist can help you with.