Boston Dentist Dr. Jill B. Smith, DMD Discusses What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do For You
Featured on online beauty magazine Endless Beauty, read Dr. Smith’s article on cosmetic dentistry to enhance both one’s appearance and one’s life!
Your smile can have a dramatic effect on not only your self-esteem but also your personal and professional life. Studies have shown that people with straight teeth and white smiles are thought to be more successful, more intelligent, and happier in their careers. Studies show 41% of Americans say that proper tooth alignment can make a person look years younger!
At any age, cosmetic dentistry can be the perfect answer for both men and women seeking appearance enhancement. Teeth whitening is one of the most common dental practices today. Having your teeth professionally whitened with professional systems like the quick, effective Britesmile system will have you grinning from ear to ear with confidence! Completed in as little as 90 minutes, this popular whitening system utilizes light-activated bleaching gel to remove stains. At my own practice, we recently added a fantastic new whitening option, the Kor Deep Bleaching System that we call “WOW White.” This revolutionary treatment is actually a permanent whitening treatment that can take teeth sixteen shades whiter by using a combination of at-home and in-office procedures. I have been whitening teeth for a long time and am amazed at the results we are seeing.
If gaps or tooth crowding are issues, there are a variety of options to safely and beautifully achieve your dream smile, look into Invisalign Adult Orthodontics. For virtually invisible teeth straightening, Invisalign braces are an effective removable, non-metal option that won’t interrupt your daily life. Treatment times are usually less than a year and the smile makeovers are really dramatic. Another popular option is custom-made veneers. By covering the existing tooth with a thin porcelain veneer, the tooth can be altered in color and shape that can dramatically improve your appearance! Both of these options are conservative of tooth structure and will give you a beautiful smile.
There are also numerous solutions for more minor dental imperfections like small chips or uneven teeth. Cosmetic bonding is an ideal, custom-made option in which a composite is applied directly to the tooth, specially made to perfectly match your natural tooth color, to alter the tooth’s appearance. With tooth reshaping, also known as dental contouring, small sections of a tooth are shaved away to fix pitted or chipped teeth.
Advances in dentistry have also resulted in tooth colored fillings. Although for decades, metal/amalgam fillings were placed to fill cavities, these new, safe natural-looking options are widely used today and are actually the only kind of fillings I place in my own practice. If you currently have old amalgam fillings that are detract from your overall smile, talk to your dentist about replacing them with these beautiful, tooth-colored options.
By discussing your options with your dentist, a personalized plan can be created just for you, ensuring the results you want and the fresh, renewed appearance of your dreams!
Dr. Jill B. Smith, DMD is the founder of Dental Health and Wellness Boston located in the Financial District of Boston, MA. She is accomplished in all aspects of dentistry ranging from sedation procedures to restorative and cosmetic dentistry and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, DOCS oral conscious sedation and the Pride Institute. You can learn more about Dental Health and Wellness Boston by visiting their website, and following them on Twitter. Contact Dental Health and Wellness Boston by calling 617-742-1220.