Have you ever admired someone's beautiful smile and wished yours was just as good? We all know the importance of a pleasing smile in our lives. It makes us feel more confident and allows us to interact with people in a better way. Also, our overall appearance gets a massive enhancement with a gorgeous smile. But, are all of us lucky enough to have a naturally beautiful smile?
The answer is an obvious no. As much as we'd like to keep our facial appearance as pleasing as possible, oral issues, sometimes, get the better of us. Some of the common ones are teeth discoloration, misshapen or chipped teeth, damaged teeth, malocclusion, gum diseases, disproportionate growth of the jaws, etc. They can leave a nasty appearance on the aesthetics of the smile, making us feel too conscious of ourselves when we socialize.
Lucky for us, we need not live with a displeasing smile all through our lives. Dentistry has advanced so much in terms of new treatment procedures and technology that a bad-looking smile can be transformed into an attractive one over just a few dental appointments. We can offer you excellent, customized solutions to cater to specific conditions that you wish to get treated.
Missing teeth: Teeth need to be extracted when they are too severely damaged or decayed to be restored. In other cases, they may just fall off due to a deteriorated jawbone or unhealthy gums, which mostly occurs during old age. We can help you get back your lost teeth with our prosthetic teeth replacement solutions. If you opt for a simple one, dental bridges would be the right choice. They are strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. If you prefer a sturdier alternative, dental implants would be right for you. Implants are fixed to the jawbone by means of metal stud, offering excellent strength and stability. If you are missing a large number of teeth, we suggest you go for dentures.
Damaged teeth: Though the enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, it is not immune to cracks or chipping. A hard blow to the mouth, sports-related injury, or a bad fall can cause oral trauma. It can cause immense pain if left untreated. We would assess the severity of the condition and suggest the right restorative option for you. Some of them are dental crowns, veneers, bonding, onlays, etc.
Cavities: Cavities are quite common and are caused due to tartar deposition on the teeth surfaces. The eroded enamel can leave the tooth at risk of being extracted. Hence, we remove the decay, clean the cavity, and fill it with a suitable filling material. We use customized tooth-colored fillings to match your teeth shade and make your smile appear as natural as possible. In case the cavity is a large one, we may suggest an inlay to restore the tooth.
Discoloration: Stained teeth can lead to a lot of embarrassment when you get mocked for them. In fact, seeing yellowish or brownish teeth when you look at yourself in the mirror is not something you'd like. We can help you get sparkling white teeth with our range of teeth whitening solutions. We use teeth whitening gel that contains Hydrogen Peroxide as it is highly effective in this regard.
Malocclusion: Crooked teeth can make a huge negative impact on your overall appearance. Malocclusion is usually caused due to heredity, untimely falling off milk teeth, or the jaws having trouble growing. To get the alignment of the teeth right, we use orthodontic aligners such as dental braces and Invisalign.
If you have any other cosmetic dental concerns other than the mentioned ones, we can discuss them in the comfort of our dental practice. Call us (650) 322-8572 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Whetstone for a consultation at our office in Palo Alto, CA.