How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile
By HEIDI WETTELS, D.D.S.
March 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Discover the many ways in which cosmetic dentistry can transform your appearance.restorative dentistry

You are ready to make some changes to your smile but you aren’t quite sure the best approach. This is where our Woodstock and New Paltz, NY, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Heidi Wettels, can guide you. Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, it can be a simple and easy solution for finally giving you the smile you want.

Are you dealing with small cracks or chips?

Minor cosmetic issues might not seem like a big deal to anyone else but if they bother you then you owe it to yourself to talk to our Woodstock and New Paltz dentist about ways to improve these issues. When it comes to small problems like minor cracks, chips, or stains there are a couple different approaches we can take:

Tooth reshaping: If you have cracks or chips then you probably hate the fact that your teeth are no longer even. Now, one or more teeth stand out from the rest and not in a good way. This is where tooth reshaping comes in. This non-invasive procedure involves painlessly removing very minimal amounts of enamel from the outermost surface of the tooth to buff away small imperfections and to improve the tooth’s overall shape and size. This procedure can also be a great way to fix jagged or extremely pointy teeth.

Dental bonding: This is another completely inexpensive and non-invasive procedure that often goes hand-in-hand with tooth reshaping. Bonding uses a tooth-colored material that is applied over chips, stains, or even small gaps between teeth to hide these minor flaws and improve your appearance. Once the bonding resin is applied and shaped it’s then hardened into place with a special light.

Do you have dull, yellow teeth?

It’s very common for people to notice their smiles fading or becoming yellow over time. This happens as a natural effect of aging; however, the foods and drinks we consume every day can also take their toll. If you want to get whiter results that you’ll be able to see right away then you’ll want to consider professional in-office teeth whitening. In one session we can even get some smiles up to five shades whiter (or more!).

Do you have more widespread or serious cosmetic flaws?

Maybe you are dealing with extensive chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, discolorations, or malformed teeth and simple bonding and reshaping just won’t cut it. Don’t worry; this is where dental veneers come in. These porcelain shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to hide all of these imperfections and to give you a smile that is brighter, straighter and evener.

Getting cosmetic dentistry should be convenient, which is why Dr. Wettels has offices in both Woodstock and New Paltz, NY. If you want to sit down and talk with us about which cosmetic dentistry could give you the results you want then don’t hesitate to call us and schedule a consultation today.

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