2 Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry That Can Help You to Feel More Confident with Your Smile

There are several dental procedures out there that are done purely for cosmetic reasons. These procedures are very important because they can help to build self-esteem and make someone more comfortable with their teeth. This article will discuss two different types of cosmetic dentistry that can help you feel more confident with your smile. 

Build Up Small Teeth and Chipped Teeth 

If you have some teeth that are extra small compared to your other teeth, then you may feel insecure about them. Also, if you have teeth that are chipped or otherwise misshapen because you chipped them on something, because you ground them, or because of their natural shape, you may not like the way that your teeth look. Rather than avoiding smiling and letting others see your teeth, you should instead have your teeth fixed. You can build up small teeth or misshapen teeth and have chips in teeth rebuilt so that the teeth look whole once again. Your dentist does this by using a porcelain material that adheres to your natural teeth. The material is soft at first so that it is moldable, and then it is cured using a light. This material is going to be the same color as the rest of your teeth, so no one will ever be able to see the difference. Once these teeth are cosmetically repaired, you will then feel confident smiling once again, perhaps for the first time since you can remember. 

Replace Metal Fillings with Porcelain Ones

If you have a mouth full of metal fillings, this is definitely something that can stop you from smiling or laughing. This can definitely hinder you from being yourself in social situations because you will focus more on feeling self-conscious than you will on having a good time. A cosmetic dental procedure that can fix this is exchanging all of your metal fillings for porcelain ones. Your dentist does this procedure much like they would if they were just giving you a regular filling. However, there are a few more steps that involve first removing the metal fillings and examining the teeth that are underneath them. The porcelain filling is then put into place and will blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. No one will ever have any idea how many porcelain fillings you have in your mouth once the change has been made, and you will no longer fear smiling or laughing around others.