By Joshua Austin DDS
Your smile is a major factor in the impression people get when they meet you.
And the good news is that you now don’t have to settle for a smile spoiled by stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth.
Advances in dental treatment mean there is a wide range of choices to
help you get the smile that you want. Here are some of the options:
Tooth whitening (bleaching) can help brighten teeth that have become
discolored or stained. It can be done in the dental office or with a
system the dentist can give you to use at home
– Bonding improves the
appearance of teeth that have become chipped, broken, cracked or
stained. This is done by bonding tooth-colored materials to the tooth
– Enamel shaping involves modifying teeth to improve their appearance by removing or contouring enamel
Veneers are thin custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed
to cover the front side of teeth. They are used to treat spaces between
teeth and teeth that are chipped, stained or poorly shaped.
– Braces may be needed if teeth are crooked, crowded or do not meet properly – and not just for kids
Even small changes can have a big impact on your smile and so make a
huge difference to how you look and how you feel about yourself.
If you’d like an even better smile, your dentist will be able to give you information about the options available.
About This Author
Joshua Austin DDS
At Joshua Austin DDS dentist office in San Antonio TX, your smile is our top priority. Dr. Joshua Austin & entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them …
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