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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
December 01, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Having a smile you love is an under appreciated quality when you take self-esteem and confidence into account. However, your cosmetic dentistrycosmetic dentist can help you work toward a smile that will have you looking and feeling great. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can overhaul your look to give you the teeth you have always wanted. Learn more about cosmetic dentistry procedures with Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL.

Which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for me?

  • Misaligned Teeth: Patients wishing to realign their teeth have several options. The most common treatment which works for any level of severity is orthodontic treatment like traditional braces or Invisalign. Orthodontics also correct bite issues like overbite or underbite, potentially killing two birds with one stone. Veneers coupled with contouring and reshaping is another option for patients who have only slight misalignments.
  • Discolored Teeth: Teeth whitening is one of the most popular choices for cosmetic dentistry procedures. A professional teeth whitening session lasts around an hour and takes place in your dentist’s office. You will see your results directly after your appointment and, depending on your treatment plan, see the color of your teeth lift up to ten shades in a single session. For very stubborn stains or yellowing which does not respond to teeth whitening, veneers can change the look of your teeth in just a few dental appointments.
  • Missing Teeth: The most effective option to replace missing teeth is dental implants, a surgical procedure which replaces your missing tooth and its root. This requires some legwork and may require additional procedures like bone grafts. However, dental implants are the only truly permanent option and function just like your natural teeth. If you are not a good candidate for dental implants, a dental bridge or denture can also replace your teeth, though they cannot replace your tooth’s missing root. Your Jacksonville dentist can help you determine which tooth replacement option is best for you.
  • Chipped Teeth: Repairing a chipped tooth depends on the severity of the chip. For small chips, your dentist can use composite resin materials and dental contouring to fill in the chip and reshape the tooth. Larger chips may require a dental veneer or dental crown to stabilize and improve the appearance of the tooth.

For more information on cosmetic dentistry, please contact Dr. Marchan in Jacksonville, FL. Call (904) 221-5678 to schedule your appointment for a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Marchan today!