How do you feel about your smile?

  • Posted on: Jul 28 2017

Smiles are amazing things. Around the world, and from culture to culture, smiles can signify that someone is happy, excited to see you, friendly, welcoming, enjoying life, and so many other positive emotions. Smiles know no skin tone, language barriers, or age difference. Everyone’s smile is unique, too, which makes them an important part of our self identities.

So, how do you feel about your smile? The unfortunate truth is that many of the New Yorkers I see come sit down in the exam chair with dental issues that make them embarrassed or worried about their smiles. This can impact how they behave with loved ones, when meeting new people, and even in the workplace.

One of the unique things that we offer our patients is an online smile analysis to determine potential tooth problems and offer support to remedy them. Here are a few of the things we ask about in our screening, as well as some potential solutions to solve existing issues.

Misalignment

Crooked or uneven teeth are incredibly common. Not everyone receives orthodontics in their teen years, and the shape of our smiles can change over the course of a lifetime. Whether you have been fighting misalignment your whole life or have recently encountered some new movement that’s making you uncomfortable, we have solutions. Don’t think this has to mean traditional braces or retainers, either. A new technique called Invisalign can reshape your smile using a clear, plastic, and removable device that’s custom fit to your mouth. This option is convenient for all ages, and many patients love it because it doesn’t attract attention.

Discoloration

Stains happen! Over the years, things like coffee, soda, fruit drinks, wine, and tobacco can take a toll on the shade of our smiles. Sometimes, over-the-counter whitening kits and toothpaste can offer some relief, but to get a truly bright smile, a professional whitening technique is needed. We can customize an in-office plan that will tackle your stubborn stains and take your smile from dull to glistening. In the case of more advanced discoloration and decay, veneers are an option and provide a realistic look that will appear natural to all those who encounter your grin.

Missing teeth

If some of your teeth have been removed or have fallen out over the years, you might feel like part of your smile is gone forever. Fortunately, it’s possible to replace your gaps with new implants that look as real as the teeth that once held their place. We will work to create custom porcelain implants that match the shade of the rest of your teeth and fit naturally in your mouth using posts to hold them in place. Once they have been inserted, you might not even notice that they are there. Today’s implants make it possible to eat even the toughest of foods, eliminate any speech impediments caused by gaps, and reclaim your smile.

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a dentist is helping patients have a smile that they are proud to show off. If you have concerns about the way your teeth look, set up an appointment or take our smile evaluation online. You might be surprised at the options you have to get a mouth you love. By consulting with Concerned Dental Care promptly, you will be protecting your appearance and your general health. We can be reached at 800.583.9285 or by filling out the contact form on our website.

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