Do people keep telling you that you should smile more? If you're unhappy with the way your teeth look, you probably do your best to keep them out of sight. Cosmetic dentistry procedures offer solutions that will transform your smile, no matter what types of dental issues affect your teeth. Dr. Steven Ash and Dr. Brian Roberts at Ash & Roberts, DDS in Centralia, WA, discuss a few procedures that will change the way you feel about your smile.
Porcelain veneers are a good option if a small section of your tooth enamel has begun to chip away or if small cracks crisscross the surface of your tooth. Veneers, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain, are placed over the fronts of your teeth to conceal the little things that make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Whether you're concerned about dull teeth or don't like the noticeable space between your front teeth, you'll want to consider this versatile option. If you're concerned about a small flaw on the front of a tooth, ask Dr. Ash and Dr. Roberts about veneers the next time you visit their Centralia office.
Did you enjoy playing with Play-Doh when you were a kid? Because the modeling compound was so soft, you could create everything from elephants to tiny buildings with it. Unfortunately, if you forgot to put the Play-Doh back in the can, you woke up the next morning to discover that it had turned rock hard.
Composite bonding works much the same way Play-Doh does. Dr. Ash and Dr. Roberts shape soft composite resin to repair damaged areas of your teeth, hide discolored teeth or improve the shape or length of teeth. After the resin is applied to your teeth, a hardening light cures it in less than a minute. Because composite resin is available in shades designed to match common tooth colors, the treated area will blend in with your smile perfectly.
A weak tooth can become a broken tooth with just one bite. Crowns prevent weak or cracked teeth from breaking and also change the appearance of your teeth. If a tooth has already broken, it may be possible to restore it with a crown. Crowns fit over teeth snugly and offer excellent protection on all four sides. Although porcelain is commonly used to create crowns, they're also available in gold, metal alloys and resin.
Isn't it time you showed your smile a little love? Call Dr. Ash and Dr. Roberts at Ash & Roberts, DDS in Centralia, WA, at (360) 736-8380 to find out which cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you.