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Cosmetic Dentistry To Improve Your Facial Contours

When most people think of cosmetic procedures to help with age-related sagging and other issues, they don't usually think about going to see the dentist. However, the health and structure of your teeth and gums play a huge role in your appearance and much can be done to improve things by adjusting your bite and more. Read on to find out how to achieve a more youthful appearance through cosmetic dentistry.

Get a Brighter Smile

One of the easiest things dental patients can do to look better right away is to whiten their smile. Coffee, smoking, and just life itself can stain teeth and make them look yellow or gray. Your dentist can offer you several ways to whiten your teeth including:

  1. In-office treatments use a strong bleach solution and light to enhance the fast lightening of your teeth.
  2. At-home kits are offered by your dentist so that you can achieve slower but still dramatic results using bleach and trays at home.
  3. Use of whitening toothpaste to be used at home. As a side note, don't use this type of toothpaste if you have crowns or implants — it's too abrasive for that type of tooth surface.

Bite Issues

It's never too late to correct a bad bite and the result on your profile can be very satisfying. Overbites can make your face look overly long and make your chin recede. Underbites can create a more rounded appearance for your cheeks. Your dentist may offer you several ways to correct your bite and surgery on your jaw may also be suggested for some while others may benefit from adult orthodontia and more.


Teeth can be built up to look longer using veneers. This can help smooth out wrinkles near your mouth and lift sagging cheeks. Aging can also affect your teeth length making your smiles appear too gummy. If you see more gums than teeth when you smile, a gum lift might be right for you. With this procedure, your gums are not actually lifted but reduced so that more of your teeth are visible.

What Else to Know

Dentists who practice cosmetic dentistry will examine your teeth and listen carefully to your wishes. They are experienced in dental techniques that preserve the health of your teeth while enhancing your overall facial appearance. Using special imaging techniques, you can see the results of what to expect once the procedures are finished. Speak to your dentist to find out more about improving your appearance using dental procedures.

For more information, contact a company like Sacrey & Sacrey Dentistry