Reshaping your teeth through bonding and veneers doesn’t just give you a better looking smile — it also creates a more even bite. And an even bite is better for your jaw and overall oral health.
Gaps or unevenness in your bite caused by widely spaced or too long teeth can put strain on your jaw muscles when you bite and chew. Gaps which also creates places for food particles to hide and promote bacterial growth, end up leading to tooth decay. Tooth decay, in turn, can lead to gum disease and even heart disease.
Fixing your bite through cosmetic dentistry will not only boost your confidence, but it may also protect you from very real health concerns.
Bonding is a composite, tooth colored material that can be applied to lengthen or widen teeth, creating a more even smile. It can usually be applied in a single visit.
Veneers are porcelain covers manufactured in a lab and applied to the fronts of your teeth. They are usually used to cover chipped or stained teeth, but may also be used with bonding to change the shape and appearance of a tooth.
A whiter smile is available at home:
Over time, teeth can yellow. Cigarettes, coffee, tea, cola, wine and even some foods such as blueberries and spinach can speed discoloration. Stained teeth may cause a person to be self-conscious, which can have a very real effect on their interpersonal relationships.
One of the simplest ways to whiten teeth and thereby boost confidence is through professional bleaching.