How to Get Your Desired Smile
Our smiles are one of the first things people notice about us, but they don’t always give the impression we want. According to a study by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), “more than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile.”
Fortunately, if you’re in that one-third that suffers from smile self-confidence there are steps you can take to achieve your version of a “perfect” smile. The dentists at DGY Dentistry employ an artistic and compassionate approach to dentistry that combines artistic vision with expertise for high-quality, aesthetic results. If you’re unhappy with your smile, DGY Dentistry can work with you to find solutions that will enhance it — we take pride in clearly communicating patient options and providing no-pressure consultations.
Factors that Affect Our Smile
There are many factors that can affect the appearance of your smile. Some people are more likely to have dental issues due to genetics, like crowding. Orthodontics has traditionally been the method to correct crowding issues, and now there are cosmetic procedures that can be done using porcelain to overcome some crowding concerns. Signs of wear also appear naturally on your teeth as you age, a flattening of teeth due to long term grinding, leading to a duller smile.
In more serious cases, the appearance of your smile can be affected by underlying issues like poor gum health. This can be a factor of patients avoiding the dentist out of fear, a predisposition to periodontal disease or putting off procedures due to a lack of finances.
Getting Your Perfect Smile
No matter the reasons that have brought you to this point, there are steps you can take to enhance your smile and achieve your desired look.
For example, a lack of symmetry and crowding are two of the most common barriers to a natural-looking smile. Cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain crowns and veneers can help create a more balanced look by creating a fuller smile and evening out the size and proportions of teeth. These tactics can also provide a dental refresh to mature adults with broken-down dentistry. In more severe cases, cosmetic dentistry can be combined with restorative procedures to address dental issues that interfere with the function of your teeth.
At DGY Dentistry, we help patients enhance their smile with an artistic and compassionate approach. Our role is to first understand what the patient’s goals are and what they like and don’t like about their smile. We can then use that information to formulate a treatment plan and work behind the scenes with dental models and an experienced lab to create a successful design. This is done in close collaboration with the patient and lab to ensure the smile is both functional and aesthetically pleasing to the patient.
We offer a full range of cosmetic dental services, from teeth lightening to complex, reconstructive dentistry.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures; in many cases, it is all that is needed to give patients their desired look. This process lightens your natural teeth and can provide a brighter landscape for other cosmetic procedures, if desired.
Porcelain Crowns and Veneers
The American Dental Association defines veneers as “thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth.” Crowns are similar in composition but are used to cover the natural tooth completely.
Porcelain crowns and veneers can be used to convert asymmetrical, discolored, and worn down teeth to improve the symmetry, position, and color of your smile. They can also provide corrections to crowding issues and eliminate the process of orthodontics. This gives patients their desired look in a shorter period of time while also saving on additional orthodontic costs.
Dental implants replace tooth roots and missing teeth with an artificial substitute. They can improve a smile by returning your smile to the closest form of a natural tooth, and maintain proper spacing while improving the overall smile line.
Cosmetic Gum Shaping
Gum reshaping contours the shape of the tissue and is often done as a standalone procedure to improve the smile. Lengthening the teeth can make a marked improvement to someone’s smile, and can be done in conjunction with porcelain work to provide a more youthful appearance.
Let DGY Dentistry Help You Enhance Your Smile
At DGY Dentistry, we understand that enhancing your smile is not a one size fits all concept. If you’re interested in exploring your options, contact us to schedule a consultation and share your dental desires. We’ll work together to formulate a custom plan that will help you achieve your version of a perfect smile.