Since ancient times, people who can afford to devote time and energy improving their appearance have found ways to change their smiles. Trends have come and gone throughout history, but a healthy, full, white smile has always been attractive. The ancient Egyptians and Mayans put gems into their teeth and used gold to create crowns and bridges. You can still find gold crowns today, but most people prefer cosmetic dentistry treatments that result in a natural-looking smile.
Are you interesting in learning more about cosmetic dentistry? Grant Park cosmetic dentist Abbey Lee can help you achieve a more beautiful smile. She provides versatile treatments for every lifestyle and can help you design a unique smile makeover. Call us at 404-328-7177 to learn more!
Aside from celebrity bling, most people today want a smile that looks naturally beautiful. The desire to fix aesthetic flaws is so widespread that most dentists—Grant Park cosmetic dentist Dr. Abbey Lee included—are trained in providing safe and efficient ways to improve smiles. Many people seek a perfectly symmetrical and even smile—but treatments are flexible, so each patient can decide how “perfect” they want their smile to be. Some people choose to keep small flaws and inconsistencies that give their smile a unique, natural look.
Whether you were born with naturally darker teeth, or you have staining from coffee and red wine, there are many ways to make teeth appear whiter and brighter. Teeth whitening uses the power of oxygen to break down stains, and some treatments are so powerful they can even reach intrinsic stains. If a tooth’s color cannot be corrected with whitening measures, treatments like bonding and veneers can cover the natural enamel with a thin layer of composite or porcelain to create a new surface.
Bonding and veneers are also a great way to change the dimensions of individual teeth. Porcelain veneers, especially, can be designed to make teeth appear larger, smaller, less chipped, or differently shaped. A good cosmetic dentist will know how to use these techniques conservatively to create a beautiful smile without overdoing it.
For those who want to change many features of their smile, there are several ways to do this. For example, orthodontics and Invisalign treatments can change the alignment of your teeth. Patients with very crooked or crowded-looking teeth often place this high on their list of aesthetic goals, and recent advances have made these treatments faster than ever. Depending on your unique case, you may be able to change how your teeth are aligned in just one year or less.
Veneers are also a great way to achieve a brand-new smile, as they can supply each tooth with a new façade. If you follow specific celebrities and have noted their seemingly overnight smile transformations, it’s usually a set of veneers that created their perfect smiles!
If you’d like to learn more about the newest trends and options in cosmetic dentistry, visit Grant Park cosmetic dentist Dr. Abbey Lee at Smiles 4 Grant Park. Call us at 404-328-7177 for an appointment.