There are many different oral health concerns that can cause people to feel ashamed of their smile. A person may have missing teeth, large gaps between their teeth or stains and damage. When someone feels embarrassed to smile, it can affect their life in many different ways. Through a Esthetic Dentistry, a person can have a beautiful smile, even if they were not born with one. Fortunately, there are many different treatments a dentist can offer so a person's smile can be transformed.

To find out which treatments will be most beneficial for a patient, the dentist first needs to perform a full examination. An examination coupled with X-rays can allow the dentist to make the determination on which type of cosmetic dental treatment will give them the smile they long for. A Cosmetic Dentist can offer patients these treatments to improve their smile:

One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available is teeth whitening. A teeth whitening treatment can dramatically whiten a person's teeth. When a person's teeth are whitened, this can help to disguise many minor cosmetic concerns so their smile looks more attractive. Whitening is typically one of the least expensive options for improving the appearance of the teeth.

The dentist can also cover the teeth with dental veneers. Veneers cover all types of stains and damage and can close gaps between the teeth. Veneers can be made from porcelain and resin. Resin is a less expensive option and is applied in layers to the teeth while porcelain veneers are formed in a dental lab, specifically for the patient. Veneers can give a person a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime with proper care.

Those who are missing some of their teeth can find a permanent replacement through dental implants. Implants look and perform like natural teeth. It takes a special surgical procedure to place the implants so they look natural and perform as a natural tooth would. The entire process takes around three to six months and results in a beautiful smile.

Dentists today have a wide range of options for treating a patient's smile. Though traditional dental insurance does not typically cover these treatments, many dentists offer payment options that can allow a patient to finance their treatments so they do not have to come up with the entire amount all at once.

People who are ashamed of their smile can find the treatment they want by contacting Betty Jo Schope DDS at Schope Dental. Call today and schedule an appointment to uncover the beauty of your smile.