Common Cosmetic Dental Problems
Dental problems happen, even to those who take their dental hygiene very seriously. Trauma to the teeth, medical problems, personal habits and simple aging can take a toll on a person's smile. Below are some common cosmetic dental problems that cosmetic dentist's Dr. Dan Haas and Dr. Manny Schacht help their clients correct in their North York dental office.
Tooth Staining or Darkening
It is a simple fact that our teeth begin to change colour as we age. Whether it is the thinning of tooth enamel, medications or our own personal habits, teeth simply become less white over time. Tooth whitening is an excellent way to give your smile a boost for a relatively low cost. Haas Dental Centre offer both in-office ZOOM and at-home whitening options that produce professional results.
Gaps between Teeth
There is a whole host of reasons why people develop gaps or spaces between their teeth. Also called diastema, gaps often occur between the top front two teeth, but spaces can form in any area of the mouth. For adults who did not have orthodontic treatment to correct such issues, there are cosmetic dentistry techniques that can quickly and comfortably make the gaps a thing of the past. Porcelain veneers and dental bonding are the most popular procedures to correct small gaps.
It is important to replace missing teeth, not just for aesthetic reasons but also because the empty space can lead to:
- Speech difficulties
- Problems with chewing
- Shifting of nearby teeth and misalignment
- Bad bite (malocclusion)
- Gum disease
- Loss of jawbone
The loss of a tooth can also make a person self-conscious and ultimately cause a person to avoid potentially embarrassing social situations. Dr. Dan Haas and Dr. Manny Schacht are experienced in several cosmetic dentistry techniques to correct missing teeth, including:
Chipped, Broken or Cracked Teeth
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
Accidents happen and sometimes our teeth take the brunt of the injuries. Chips, cracks and breaks in the teeth occur not only from trauma but also from bruxism (tooth grinding), past dental work that created a weak tooth, genetics, aging or any number of other reasons. Regardless of how it happens, these types of dental problems are generally easy to correct. Porcelain veneers, dental bonding and dental crowns are some of the most popular ways to give people back their smiles.
While tooth decay may not technically be a cosmetic problem, the new techniques to correct a decayed tooth fall under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella. Porcelain fillings, porcelain inlays and porcelain onlays are natural-looking, durable alternatives to traditional methods.
If you are embarrassed by one of these dental problems in your own smile, or if you have a completely different dental issue that you would like evaluated, please contact Dr. Dan Haas' knowledgeable and well-versed team for a consultation. We provide cosmetic dentistry solutions for clients in the North York, Toronto area.