Common Cosmetic Problems

common cosmetic problemsErie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA

Are you self-conscious about your smile because of the way your teeth look? By using cosmetic dentistry, the staff of professionals at Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, can resolve a wide variety of aesthetic problems.

Let’s take a look at some common problems that can be resolved through cosmetic dentistry.

  • Discolored teeth: This is the most frequent example of a cosmetic issue with a patient’s smile. Your teeth naturally dull or become discolored as you age, but regular consumption of substances such as coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco can stain your teeth. We typically perform a whitening treatment to resolve the discoloration but also can install porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of your teeth.
  • Uneven teeth: If you have teeth that are too long, too short, crooked, or crowded, we can use a variety of cosmetic procedures to correct the problem. We can resolve crooked teeth without orthodontic treatment.
  • Older dental work: Metallic fillings have been used for decades in dental work, but they create unsightly dark spots in your mouth. We can replace these older fillings with beautiful tooth-colored restorations that are nearly indistinguishable from your other natural teeth.
  • Cracked, chipped, broken or lost teeth: We can install a crown on a tooth that has been severely damaged, replacing the exterior while preserving the interior nerve structure of the tooth. For missing teeth, we can place a bridge or a dental implant to fill the gap. An implant is the only tooth replacement option in dentistry that also replaces the missing tooth root while continuing to stimulate your jawbone. 

To borrow a phrase from the art world, “form follows function.” Many of our cosmetic dentistry procedures seek to improve the way your teeth function, as well as the way they look. For example, if you have teeth that are misshapen or uneven, or have a gap between teeth, resolving those issues can restore and improve your bite. Before beginning any cosmetic treatment, the dentist will evaluate your smile, as well as your oral health and any pre-existing conditions that may complicate a cosmetic procedure. Working together, you and your dentist will develop a treatment plan that will help you reach your aesthetic goals.

The perfect smiles you see on television and in magazines are easier to obtain than you might think. Advances in the techniques and technology used in cosmetic dentistry make it possible for anyone to have a beautiful smile that is worthy of Hollywood. You can trust Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, to improve the look of your teeth.

To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry program, call our office at (814) 825-2615 to schedule a consultation.

Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, is proud to provide top-quality oral health care to Erie, PA, and the surrounding areas.