While braces are intended to improve the alignment of your teeth to give you an even smile, many adults suffer other cosmetic imperfections on the teeth in their smile. This might come in the form of chips, stains, or discolored fillings. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Trace M. Lund & Kevin R. Markham, is well versed in a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to give you the winning smile you deserve.
The specific imperfections in your smile will directly influence the cosmetic dental treatment they recommends.
Teeth that have been dulled by stains can be fully whitened by our professional bleaching treatment. Once this is done, your dentist can then help you determine the cause of the stains so you can make alternative choices. This might also include using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips to maintain your smile’s bright, white luster.
If your smile has been marred by multiple imperfections, like chips and old fillings, your dentist might recommend dental veneers. These porcelain shells are custom crafted in a dental lab and they will fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. Once they are installed, they will look exactly like natural tooth enamel. The porcelain material is not as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel. This will make it easy for you to maintain your new, white smile.
If one or two teeth have been marred by chips or visible old fillings, your dentist might recommend completely restoring the tooth enamel with porcelain dental crowns.
If you have an unappealing smile and you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry in Provo, Utah, you should call 801.373.4200 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation at Provo Pediatric Dental.