Is It Time to Upgrade Your Cosmetic Dentistry?

upgrade cosmetic dentistryThe dentistry innovations that have debuted over the past few decades – from Invisalign to sophisticated dental implants – have changed lives. People have been released from pain, found love, had their self-confidence renewed, landed their dream job, and are once again able to eat and speak without concerns about the solidity of their teeth. Perhaps you’ve had dentistry repairs in the past, but if it’s been some time since any significant dental work has been completed on your mouth, it’s time to consider whether you’re ready for an upgrade.

The advanced evolution of dentistry techniques and diligent preventive care makes it possible for a patient to undergo cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedures using today’s materials and keep that stunning smile makeover for generations. Below are some things to consider if you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for a smile makeover.

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Should I replace my veneers?

Today’s porcelain veneers are so supremely customized that the people who opt for this treatment from a qualified cosmetic dentist look like they have naturally flawless smiles. If your veneers do not appear spotless, you may have visited an inexperienced cosmetic dentist or one who does not take great pride in the artistry of applying veneers, which resulted in veneers that are poorly positioned or the wrong color, size, or length for your mouth. Veneers should be completely unnoticeable, and your smile should make you feel like a million bucks. If you want to hide your smile more now than you did before you got your veneers, it’s time to find a dentist who can give you contact lens-thin veneers that are customized for you. And you might even be a candidate for the minimally invasive Lumineers.

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Should I get another teeth whitening treatment?

If you find that your teeth just aren’t as white as you want them to be, then teeth whitening may not be the best solution for your smile. Maybe your dentist recommended something other than whitening but you insisted on this as the most ideal option for your needs. Or maybe you visited a dentist who suggested whitening would be the best solution. Sometimes, whitening can’t fix the staining or discoloration that is plaguing your teeth. Instead, porcelain veneers or Lumineers can be bonded to the surface of your teeth to give you a permanently white and stain-resistant smile. Plus, veneers can correct any other flaws that may be bothering you, like misalignment, cracks, or chips.

Should I get new dentures?

Modern dentures are effective and get the job done when it comes to restoring a person’s smile. However, dentures do require daily care and, for some people, that’s tedious and even embarrassing. Dental implants have made it possible to enjoy life again without the side effects of dentures. Essentially, dental implants serve as root replacement for any missing teeth, and a prosthetic tooth or teeth are attached to the implant itself. This means you have incredibly secure teeth in your mouth that can be tended to just like natural teeth, plus they look and function like natural teeth. Eat, drink, socialize, and be merry with dental implants without worrying about denture adhesives.

Ultimately, cosmetic dentistry, done right, should last for decades. But when it’s been decades since you’ve had your last dental visit or since you’ve last had any cosmetic dentistry completed, it’s time to consider upgrading your smile once again. If you have recently had changes made to your smile by a dentist who wasn’t adept at the techniques, it’s time to correct the situation. Visit Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei to learn more about how to enhance your smile from old to new, flawed to flawless.