See How We Are Handling COVID-19 Learn More

5 Common Cosmetic Concerns and What to Do About Them

5 Common Cosmetic Concerns and What to Do About Them

Smiling boosts your mood, relieves stress, and even helps you connect with other people. But what happens if you don’t love your smile? That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes into play. 

Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of your smile so you feel confident to share it with the world. And as a bonus, many cosmetic procedures also improve the functionality of your mouth too!

Below, Dr. Hinna Chaudhry discusses five common cosmetic concerns and what we can do about them here at Ardsley Dental Spa in Ardsley, New York.

1. Stained teeth

Having stained or discolored teeth is one of the biggest cosmetic dental concerns, and that’s partly due to the large variety of food and drinks that can stain teeth. Wine, tea, red sauces, curry dishes, and berries can also contribute to yellow stains.

What to do about it

There are many at-home steps you can take to keep your pearly whites dazzling:

You also might consider teeth whitening. We offer both professional take-home trays and a speedy in-office treatment. 

Curious about what teeth whitening can do for you? You can visualize your results when Dr. Chaudhry uses VITA Easyshade® computerized shade matching.

2. Crooked teeth

Are you bothered by crooked teeth? Not only are crooked teeth a potential cosmetic concern, but orthodontic issues like crowding can affect your oral health. 

Crowding can increase your risk of interproximal cavities (because it’s harder to floss between your teeth), and bite issues can lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.

What to do about it

Invisalign® clear aligners can straighten your teeth and even correct minor bite problems without the hassle of metal wires and brackets.

3. Misshapen teeth

Sometimes genetics or abnormal growth patterns can lead to misshapen teeth, but excessive wear-and-tear can also lead to malformed teeth.

What to do about it

Although dental crowns are often associated with restorative procedures, they’re also used in cosmetic dentistry. Dental crowns can correct misshapen teeth so they blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.

4. Missing teeth

Missing teeth pose functional issues. It’s harder to chew efficiently or speak clearly when you’re missing a tooth. A missing tooth can also create cosmetic concerns, especially if the gap is visible when you speak or smile. 

What to do about it

Replacing a missing tooth restores the function of your mouth while addressing any cosmetic concerns. Here at Ardsley Dental Spa, our tooth replacement options include dental implants, dentures, and bridges. Whether you’re missing one tooth or all of them, we can help you.

5. Multiple minor flaws

You might have multiple items on your list of cosmetic dental concerns. This can include minor chips, teeth that appear too small, stubborn stains, and unevenly shaped teeth.

What to do about it

If you’re looking to address multiple concerns at once, you might consider veneers, a permanent cosmetic treatment that addresses the size, shape, and color of your teeth. 

Each part of the veneer process is customized to help you reach your aesthetic goals. During your veneer planning session, Dr. Chaudhry discusses your goals, goes over shade matching, and reviews your X-rays from the Dexis™ system.

Ready to transform your smile into the smile you’ve always wanted? Call Ardsley Dental Spa at 914-348-9815 or book an appointment online to get started.

You Might Also Enjoy...

How Dentistry Can Treat Sleep Apnea

Snoring? Morning headaches? Dry throat? Believe it or not, dentistry can help alleviate many of the pesky symptoms of sleep apnea. Read on to find out how.

How Can I Stop My Jaw from Popping?

Jaw popping can be a sign of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Unfortunately, it can be accompanied by pain and difficulty opening your mouth. Read on to explore at-home treatments for reducing jaw popping and what to do if they’re not enough.

The Importance of Routine Checkups

The American Dental Association recommends that you receive routine dental checkups at least twice a year, but do you know why? Read on to uncover the importance of routine checkups.

Treating Your Jaw Pain with Botox

If jaw pain makes it hard or painful to open your mouth to speak or eat, Botox® injections can help. In this blog, we explore the benefits of Botox for jaw pain and what to expect from this treatment.

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Yellow teeth can make you feel self-conscious and more likely to hide your smile. But you’re not stuck hiding stained teeth forever. Read on to explore three options to eliminate stains δΈ€ even the most stubborn stains.

Do You Need Resin Infiltration?

What happens if your pearly whites suddenly develop white spots? White spots can develop for many reasons, but resin infiltration can treat them. Learn more here about this minimally invasive restorative treatment.