Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Questions Answered

Your teeth are the window to your face, one of the first things people notice about you, and you want them to look good and complement your features. So it’s natural to have questions about cosmetic dentistry and wonder what procedures are best for your smile. Here are the answers to some of the most common cosmetic dentistry questions.

How can I get a straight smile quickly?

Metal mouth wasn’t appealing in junior high and it’s no more appealing as an adult – thank goodness for Invisalign. This nearly invisible orthodontic treatment is an affordable, comfortable, and fast way to get straight teeth and eliminate gaps, crooked teeth, or crowded teeth. Still don’t want the stigma of braces, even if they are removable and invisible? Consider porcelain veneers – treatment that can be completed in as little as two visits.


How can I whiten my smile?

The all-powerful porcelain veneers are certainly an option to give you the straight, white, natural-looking smile you want. But if you would prefer a non-invasive procedure, tooth whitening is the answer.  You can opt for a customized take-home tray-bleaching treatment or say yes to the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System which can be completed in one hour.

Are dentures my only option?

Denture-wearers are well-acquainted with the discomfort and unreliability of removable dentures. Dental implants are a long-lasting and secure alternative to dentures that eliminate the need for adhesives. And you won’t have to worry about any embarrassing eating, speaking, or ill-fitting public snafus.

Will gum disease prevent me from getting cosmetic dentistry?

Many people put themselves in a catch-22 situation – they assume that because they already have gum disease that nothing can be done to fix their missing, broken, stained, or decaying teeth. So they stay away from the dentist. You are still a candidate for cosmetic dentistry – it’s just necessary to resolve the gum disease first. The only way to determine the true state of your oral health is to visit a dentist and receive a full course of treatment and cosmetic dentistry recommendations.

Keep in mind that these are very general answers to general dental concerns. Don’t ever hesitate to ask us a question about your specific oral health concerns, or schedule your free new client exam with Dr. Ken Cirka at our Philadelphia dental office.

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