Genuine smiles have been linked to positive moods and better sleeping patterns, yet the average person only smiles seven times a day. Cheery people may smile about 11 times a day. Those are relatively small numbers, especially since smiling is quite helpful for your overall health. The sad truth is that some people do not smile often because they are suffering from a dental issue.
Dental issues that might keep you from smiling
The cosmetic dentistry professionals at Banyan Dental are eager to be able to help people who are suffering from oral problems like the ones below:
- Crooked teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
There are many reasons why these issues come about. Cracked or chipped teeth might be caused by tooth-grinding or an accident.
Some of these issues can prevent people from smiling, which is a shame and something that Dr. Jade Thomas of Banyan Dental in St. Lucie West can help you with.
How cosmetic dentistry can help
There is a lot a Port St. Lucie cosmetic dentist can do to rectify the problem you are having. For example, a person may have structural damage such as a crack or other types of damage that could diminish their ability to chew. However they may be able to fix their issue with an onlay or an inlay solution.
Metal amalgam was the only option one had not so long ago. This metal material is very visible, which makes some people a little self-conscious about their smile. This might force an inhibited smile, which is not as genuine. Today, because of the porcelain or composite resin materials inlays and onlays are made from, there is no longer any need to worry about that. Both materials are made to look like the natural color of your teeth.
Those who have a serious crack that causes pain when chewing or drinking may need to consider dental crowns. At our St. Lucie West office we want to ensure that the patient gets the correct treatment for their particular problem.
Hairline cracks, on the other hand, may not require something as time consuming as a crown. The use of veneers to transition this area of hairline cracks should easily take care of these smaller issues. Veneers are wafer-thin coverings of super-strong porcelain that convincingly substitutes for natural tooth enamel. For that reason, when bonded to your teeth, veneers can create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface. These coverings can help hide hairline cracks, extreme discoloration, and even some cases of malformed teeth. A few visits can normally take care of this minimally invasive procedure.
Not smiling due to a missing tooth? You do not have to hide your smile any longer because Dr. Jade Thomas team offers dentures, bridges and dental implants. Dentures are relatively non-invasive as they are usually attached to healthy teeth. Bridges are basically a set of crowns anchored to two adjacent teeth that support a false tooth in the empty cavity between them. Dental implants, on the other hand, are fixed solutions that require the surgical implantation of a titanium post into the jawbone to secure the implant in place.
Choose Banyan Dental for your New Smile!
Remember that Dr. Jade Thomas believes that nothing should stop you from reaping the benefits of smiling, even if you choose to smile only seven times a day. Smile today, get started now! CLICK HERE to set up an appointment at our St. Lucie West location.