Have you always dreamed of having a picture-perfect smile? If so, you should know that there are several different cosmetic dentistry procedures that could help you to make this dream a reality. In this article, you will be able to learn more about three of the options that are available to you so that you can choose the one that is right for you.

Option #1: Teeth Whitening

If the primary issue you have with your smile is discoloration, the teeth whitening services offered by a cosmetic dentist could be the solution to your problems. Unlike the whitening products you will find in local stores, the bleaching agents used by a cosmetic dentist have the ability to dramatically lighten the color of your teeth in as little as a single visit. Professional teeth whitening services not only eliminate surface stains, but they can also help to eliminate stubborn stains such as tobacco and coffee stains which may have been present for years. 

Option #2: Porcelain Veneers

If you struggle with minor spacing issues, chipped teeth, or hard-to-remove stains, porcelain veneers may provide the answer to your cosmetic dentistry problems. The way veneers work is by covering the front of your teeth with a thin porcelain shell which allows you to conceal any issues with your natural teeth while keeping these teeth in place. The end result is your ability to enjoy a picture-perfect smile while still enjoying the strength and durability of your natural teeth as well. Since veneers are custom-made using a mold of your own teeth, you can be sure that the size and shape of your veneers will provide a very natural-looking smile. 

Option #3: Dental Implants

If your teeth are badly decayed or if you are missing teeth, you may want to consider the use of dental implants in order to improve the look of your smile. Dental implants allow you to replace your missing or damaged teeth while still enjoying a strong bite strength that is not commonly associated with other tooth replacement options such as dentures. The way this procedure works is that an implant is surgically placed in your jawbone for each tooth that needs to be replaced. Once your jawbone has healed from this surgical procedure the implant is topped with a dental crown which will serve as your new tooth. In addition to being extremely durable, these crowns are custom-made to provide the perfect size, shape, and color tooth for you.  

For more information, contact a local cosmetic dentist