Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix That?

embarrassed woman covers her smileIf you could change something about your smile, what would it be? Whether your teeth are a little duller than you’d like, or seem out of alignment, Dr. Young can help improve their appearance with custom-designed cosmetic dentistry procedure. The first step to your smile improvement is to determine where, exactly, the problem lies, and how you wish your smile to look. After a thorough examination, Dr. Young will consult with you to answer all of your questions and help you design treatment plan to create the smile you want.

More-than-Usual Gum Tissue

Because your teeth and the lips and gums that surround them take up such a finite area, even the smallest inconsistency in their appearance might be noticeable. Teeth that are healthy and perfectly aligned can seem crooked, too long, or too short due to an uneven gum line. Excessive periodontal tissue, or a gummy smile, can be corrected with cosmetic gum contouring. Using a soft-tissue laser, Dr. Young can trim away excessive gum tissue to reshape your gum line without the need for a scalpel or stitches.

Darker-than-Pearly-White Teeth

Dull, stained teeth might seem dramatic, especially if you once took pride in your bright smile. Sometimes, discoloration can mean a tooth infection or other health issue. Most often, however, stains and fading occur from a lifetime of exposure to colored food and beverages. With a choice of professional teeth whitening options, Dr. Young can help you brighten your smile in just one office visit, or in a couple of weeks from the comfort of your own home. For stubborn stains that don’t respond to whitening, Dr. Young will assess the cause of the discoloration and recommend an appropriate treatment.

Not-Exactly-Straight Teeth

Crooked teeth, or malocclusion, can affect more than how your smile looks; the imbalance can also influence how well your mouth operates. For image-conscious patients who need orthodontic treatment but are apprehensive about wearing traditional braces, Dr. Young often recommends Invisalign™ or ClearCorrect™ clear braces. The clear acrylic aligners replace conventional brackets and wires, allowing you to straighten teeth discreetly and more comfortably than metal orthodontic braces.

About Michael J. Young, DDS:

To request more information about how to fix your smile with cosmetic dentistry, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Young, contact our Lafayette dentist office at 337-237-6453. We serve families living in Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and surrounding communities. Dr. Young also invites you to find us on Facebook, where you’ll find news, tips, and valuable resources.