The consistent and ongoing preventive measures you take to protect your smile, including good dental hygiene and regular preventive dental care, can help you avoid a lot of different issues with your smile. When a problem does occur, however, it’s important to address it as soon as possible, and that includes concerns that mainly affect your smile’s appearance. The right cosmetic dental treatment can improve your smile’s appearance by addressing its specific cosmetic concerns. In many cases, this also has the benefit of improving certain aspects of your oral health, bite function, and more, often in a minimally invasive manner.
The color and shade of your teeth
The specific color and shade of your tooth structure plays a big role in the overall appearance of your smile. Unfortunately, this aspect of your smile can be one of the most common ones to be affected. Even when your teeth are healthy, they can develop stains on their surfaces or lose their healthy shine to a degree that becomes increasingly more noticeable over time. The good news is that this can also be one of the simplest aspects of your smile to improve. With professional teeth-whitening, we can design a treatment that successfully removes the stains from your teeth and brightens their structures in a highly convenient manner.
The shape and contour of your teeth
Aside from their color and shade, the appearance of your teeth can also be impacted for better or worse by their overall shape and contour. When healthy, your teeth should be properly aligned and be able to meet each other squarely when you bite down. Concerns such as tooth misalignment, or chipped, cracked, or worn-down edges, can seem like mostly cosmetic concerns. However, they can impact the function of your bite and its balance in a way that can cause several other oral health and bite problems.
The symmetry of your gum line
Your teeth are the most immediately noticeable aspects of your smile, but when your gum line isn’t symmetrical and aligned properly, the impact can also be highly noticeable. Correcting an uneven gum line, or gummy smile, can be an effective way of addressing this. It can also help you avoid concerns that could arise from your gums not being secured evenly to your tooth structures. For instance, oral bacteria may have an easier time causing gum disease when your gum tissues aren’t evenly attached to your teeth.
Learn how we can improve your smile
With the right custom treatment, we can help you improve nearly any aspect of your smile’s appearance, as well as the overall state of your oral health in the process. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.