A white and winning smile is one of the first things people notice. If your teeth suffer from cosmetic imperfections like chips, discolored fillings, or deep staining problems, it likely leaves you feeling self-conscious. Here at H. Michael Long, DDS, your dentist, Dr. H. Michael Long, is trained and experienced in a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments. The one that is best for you will depend on the nature of the imperfection you want addressed.
For deeply stained teeth, he often suggests having a dental bleaching treatment administered. Once your teeth have been completely whitened, he can help you maintain your white smile for a longer period of time. This includes suggesting that you make alternative food and beverage choices. It could also include suggesting that you use whitening toothpaste or whitening strips to remove minor surface stains from the teeth in your smile before they have a chance to set in.
Porcelain dental veneers can improve the appearance of teeth with small chips as well as stains. The porcelain veneers are meticulously crafted to fit over the face of the teeth in your smile. They can be shaded to match any color of enamel you would like for your smile.
If one or two teeth in your smile have visible imperfections or if they lack sufficient enamel to mount a veneer, your dentist might recommend a porcelain dental crown.
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, you should contact H. Michael Long, DDS at 931-455-2595 to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Tullahoma, Tennessee.