The appearance of your smile has a significant influence on your self-esteem. Many people struggling with a stained, yellow, or otherwise unappealing smile will contact Bruce W. Smith, DDS to explore their cosmetic dental options. The nature and severity of the imperfections in your smile will determine the treatment Dr. Bruce W. Smith recommends.
If you use tobacco on even an occasional basis, or you regularly enjoy dark foods and beverages, it can leave you with a deeply stained smile. Many of the whitening products sold in stores are not potent enough to do more than remove surface stains from tooth enamel.
For a moderate to deeply stained smile, Dr. Bruce W. Smith can perform a professional dental bleaching treatment. Once your teeth have been fully whitened, you can then maintain your smile with whitening strips or whitening toothpaste that have been approved by the American Dental Association.
If the teeth in your smile have also been affected by visible fillings, chips or other cosmetic imperfections, Dr. Bruce W. Smith might recommend restoring the faces of each tooth with porcelain dental veneers. These are basically thin, white, porcelain shells that he cements onto the faces of each tooth in your smile. The porcelain material will only be subject to minor surface stains in the future, making it easy to maintain your newly whitened smile.
If you have one or more teeth in your smile suffering from tooth decay, your dentist might be able to repair it with a composite filling or restore it with a porcelain dental crown.
If you live in Houston, Texas, and you’re struggling with an unappealing smile, you should call 713-529-4364 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation at Bruce W. Smith, DDS.