Characteristics of an attractive smile
26 Nov. 2019

Characteristics of an attractive smile

Cosmetic dentistry is a method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth and smile. What are the characteristics of an attractive smile? While not every person is born with a perfect smile, qualities such as straightness, cleanliness or whiteness of teeth may come to mind. Thanks to developments in the field of cosmetic dentistry, people can change the smile they were born with into a smile they love.

We all know that over the years, teeth become stained and worn from food, drinks, medication and personal habits such as smoking.

From subtle changes to major repairs, your dentist can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Dr C Florin Arhiri can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth.

Crowns, also known as caps, cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance and have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations.

If you are considering a treatment, there are a few questions you can ask your dentist before deciding if a particular procedure is right for you.

 What will the changes look like?

  • What should I expect through the course of treatment?
  • What type of maintenance will be required?

Before undergoing treatment please Dr Arhiri advises you to consider few important aspects:

  • Before and after photos.
  • References.
  • Proof of continuing education. Be certain that your dentist has taken continuing education courses to keep him or her up-to-date with the latest techniques in clinical cosmetic dentistry.

And always keep in mind that the condition of your teeth and your desired result often indicate the best procedure for you. Some cosmetic procedures are not permanent, however. Patients need to practice diligent oral hygiene during, before and after any dental procedure, in order to clean plaque and food debris from the area.