Brightening your smile can enhance your overall appearance. Most people have at least one aspect of their smile that they would like to improve. Fortunately, many options are available to enhance a smile’s appearance — from proper maintenance to restorative and cosmetic treatments.
Osuna Dental Care: Chris Y. Kim DDS in Albuquerque and the surrounding area can help you improve your smile. Our team will help determine the right treatment to help you meet your smile goals. Contact us at (505) 884-1989 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.
A beautiful smile is not only pleasing to the eye but also has social and health benefits. A healthy smile can enhance people’s relationships, communication, and self-esteem. According to at least one study, happiness with one’s smile has been directly correlated with higher levels of self-confidence.
Since a smile is one of the first things people see, treatments to improve the smile can help people feel more confident about their appearance. Some common issues people seek treatment for to improve their smiles include gaps, chips, stains, missing teeth, and large or receding gums. The right treatment can correct damage and help patients smile with pride. No matter the dental issue, there is a treatment that can help patients achieve the smile results they want.
“A beautiful smile is not only pleasing to the eye but also has social and health benefits.”
Everyone has a unique smile, so patients need to find a dentist who understands their wants and needs. In seeking professional help to improve a smile, you will need to do thorough research and consideration.
Note also that communication throughout the treatment process is important to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process and satisfied with the results. Patients should seek treatment from a dentist who values their input and is open to discussing any questions or concerns. It is important for patients to receive the necessary information and professional input before going into the treatment process. Listening to such concerns enables Osuna Dental Care: Chris Y. Kim DDS to create a customized treatment plan to improve each patient’s smile.
“Everyone has a unique smile, so it is essential for patients to find a dentist who understands their wants and needs.”
A smile’s health plays an important role in its appearance. To this end, proper dental care techniques help sustain and improve a healthy smile. Although a healthy smile is not achieved overnight, developing healthy dental habits can help improve the look and health of teeth. Some techniques that keep teeth and gums healthy include:
“Proper dental care techniques play a vital role in sustaining and improving a healthy smile.”
Restorative dental procedures are available to help repair the appearance and function of a patient’s teeth. The primary focus of restorative methods is to replace damaged or missing tooth structures.
There are two types of restorative methods, direct and indirect. Direct dental restorations involve placing a filling directly into a prepared and cleaned tooth cavity. On the other hand, indirect dental restorations are fabricated outside of the mouth cavity — usually in a dental lab —- to fix more severe dental damage. Common types of indirect restorative methods include veneers, dental crowns, inlays, onlays, and dental bridges. Patients should consult our dentist to learn about the available options.
“Restorative dental procedures are available to help repair the appearance and function of a patient’s teeth.”
Cosmetic treatments can help patients improve the appearance of stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth. The most common cosmetic dental treatment is teeth whitening. This procedure can brighten and whiten teeth quickly and effectively. Another cosmetic treatment is dental veneer placement, which involves the placing of thin shells over teeth to fix crookedness, chips, or discoloration.
Other popular cosmetic treatments are dental bonding and enamel shaping. Dental bonding involves attaching tooth-colored composite material to the surface of badly stained, broken, or chipped teeth. During enamel shaping, the tooth is reshaped by filing or removing the enamel. Patients interested in receiving cosmetic treatment should talk to our dentist to find the right one for their needs.
“Cosmetic treatments can help patients improve the appearance of stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth.”