Good dental habits are highly important to your overall health, and your local dentist would tell you just that. But even if you’re brushing twice a day as recommended by the American Dental Association, you still might not have the bright smile that you’ve been dreaming of. Here are four methods that cosmetic dentistry can use to give you that bright smile you’ve always wanted. 

One: Fill in the Gaps: Missing Teeth

Are you missing a tooth? Or teeth? Well, there’s no need to keep your hand over your mouth for the rest of your life. A dentist can fill that gap with a crown or bridge replacement. Also available are dental implants. These are very popular, with millions of Americans already having the procedure!

Two: Tooth Discoloration? Try a Veneer

What is a porcelain veneer? Well, a veneer is defined as a thin sheet of material placed over another material to improve its appearance. The term veneer was used primarily in woodworking, originally. But now veneer is mentioned in more senses because its use has broadened. Porcelain veneers are a thin layer of porcelain placed over the teeth to improve their overall appearance. Tooth whitening is also available at a cosmetic dentist.

Three: Uneven Teeth? Straighten Them Out

If your teeth are crooked or uneven, and you feel self-conscious about your appearance, you don’t have to wear braces. There are methods now where your teeth can be straightening and you don’t even know that anything is being done. The process is virtually invisible. Straightening your teeth is not only a cosmetic matter, but it also can benefit your health in terms of your respiratory system and your digestive health as well. 

Four: Chipped Teeth? Bonding Works

You may have been in an accident, and chipped a tooth. Perhaps it is not possible to reconstruct the tooth. The process of bonding works to replace chips or cracks in your teeth. For fillings, it is an alternative to silver, with the results looking much more attractive. It is also one of the least expensive procedures of cosmetic dentistry.

With all the advances in general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, there many ways to make sure you take care of your oral health. Awareness and upkeep are two great ways to make sure you stay on top of things. Not only will you look better and have more confidence with your bright new smile, but you will feel so much better about yourself, too. And that is a change that really matters.