3 Ways To Get A Better Smile Without Veneers

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A great smile can do wonders for a person's self esteem and appearance. Getting straight white teeth, however, can be a process. There are many different ways that cosmetic dentistry can help someone achieve their ideal smile. The hard part is usually determining which procedures will give the best results. Veneers are one way that many improve their smiles. They are porcelain or composite shells that are attached to the tooth in order to improve the shape and color of the tooth. While they are very, thin, they are also very expensive costing somewhere between $925 and $2,500 per tooth. Here are three ways to get a better smile without expensive veneers. 

Gum Reshaping

One of the reasons that many people look into veneers is that they feel like their teeth are not long enough. One way to make teeth appear longer, other than veneers, is through gum reshaping or gum contouring. This process removes or shapes excess gum tissue in order to produce a more attractive gum line. This process makes teeth appear longer and can reduce a "gummy" smile. It's also less expensive than veneers, costing somewhere between $50 and $350 per tooth. 

Tooth Reshaping

Gums aren't the only thing that can be reshaped. Tooth reshaping is a great choice for anyone with irregularly shaped teeth. This process involves removing a small amount of the enamel of the tooth in order to remove chips, fix unevenness, and even change the shape and length of the tooth. This procedure is a great choice for anyone who wants to make minor changes to their smile. Dental bonding is also often used along with tooth reshaping in order to get the desired results. The cost of tooth reshaping is usually somewhere between $50 and $300 per tooth. It's a procedure that can produce comparative results to the more expensive veneers.

Tooth Whitening

A white smile is also something that many want to achieve. Over time, certain types of food and drink can stain teeth. Veneers are a popular option since they do make teeth look whiter. However, for those who are just looking for whiter teeth, a simple tooth whitening procedure may be the better choice. To get the whitest teeth possible, a trip to the cosmetic dentist is a must. In office treatments cost around $650, but they provide a much higher level of whitening compared to the less expensive home kits.

Veneers are a great way to get nicely shaped, white teeth. They are also rather pricey and not always necessary. Anyone considering veneers should also look at other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as gum contouring, tooth reshaping, and tooth whitening.  To find out more, visit a website like http://accentdentalnwi.com/.


30 March 2016

Coping With Dental Emergencies

My son was outside playing with some friends when he accidentally fell down and hit his mouth on the sidewalk. The fall knocked out his front tooth, so I immediately placed the tooth in a small jar and added some milk. I rushed my son to the dental clinic and the dentist immediately took us into the examination room. The dentist placed the tooth back into the socket and saved it. My name is Beverly Tillman and thanks to the quick work of the dentist, my son didn't lose his tooth. Since this was a scary time for me and my son, I wanted to write this blog as a source of information for other parents who are facing a dental emergency. First of all, don't panic and get to your dentist as soon as possible. I hope this blog will help to answer your questions about dental emergencies.