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Dental Aesthetic Flaws

Craig Goldin DDS Oct 29, 2012

Troy Smile FlawsAt the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute in Troy, smile flaws such as chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, and imperfections in the width, length, and shape of teeth can be corrected through a variety of treatments, including porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and comprehensive smile makeover plans. Whether your smile requires a subtle refinement or a dramatic reinvention, you can count on Troy cosmetic dentist Craig Goldin, practice co-founder Marcy Greenbert Goldin, and their talented colleagues Amy Carlino and Nolka Bieszki to produce the durable, natural-looking, stunningly beautiful results you desire.

Common Aesthetic Dental Flaws

Good oral health is the foundation of any beautiful smile; however, even the healthiest smiles can still be affected by aesthetic flaws. This is why the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute offers a variety of treatments designed primarily to address imperfections in the appearance of the teeth and gums in addition to treatments intended to optimize oral health. Our cosmetic dentistry treatments can be performed in isolation or in various combinations to restore beauty to smiles. Our dentists have the ability to customize treatments to meet the exact needs of each patient and ensure that the results perfectly complement that patient’s facial features.

Among the most common aesthetic dental flaws are chips and cracks. These flaws often occur as the result of injury or trauma; while the consequences of chips and cracks are often primarily cosmetic, any alteration in the structure of a tooth can compromise its integrity.

Discoloration is another common aesthetic imperfection in teeth. Discoloration can occur due to exposure to staining agents such as tobacco, red wine, dark sodas, coffee, and tea. It can also occur through the use of certain medications and as a result of general wear and tear. Over time, most people experience some loss of the natural luster and sheen of their teeth.

Gaps between teeth and other imperfections involving the shape or length of the teeth are generally the result of genetics, though these flaws can become more pronounced over time as the result of natural wear.

Correcting Aesthetic Flaws through Cosmetic Dentistry

At our dental practice in Troy, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, teeth whitening, and other cosmetic procedures can address these common aesthetic flaws and many more. The following are just some of the cosmetic dentistry options we offer:

  • Porcelain Veneers - Medical-grade porcelain is custom-crafted into thin sheets that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth to conceal chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and imperfections in shape. Porcelain veneers blend flawlessly into the smile and look remarkably natural.
  • Teeth Whitening - At our Troy dental practice, we use the Opalescence® BOOST™ in-office teeth whitening system to lighten teeth by multiple shades in a single office appointment, reducing or eliminating the appearance of even stubborn stains.
  • Dental Crowns - Dental crowns are customized to cover the entire surface area of side and back teeth, concealing discoloration and flaws in shape while strengthening weakened teeth.
  • Dental Bonding - An alternative to porcelain veneers, dental bonding involves the application of a composite resin material to the surfaces of teeth to conceal imperfections.

Revive Your Smile Today

For further information about the range of cosmetic dentistry procedures available at the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute, please contact our Troy dental practice today.

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