What to Do When You Aren’t Confident In Your Smile?

What to Do When You Aren’t Confident In Your Smile?

Don’t love your teeth? You’re not alone. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry estimates that Americans spend $2.7 billion on cosmetic dentistry every year. With competitive pricing and in-office financing offers, the cosmetic procedures you want are now available from a low cost dentist everybody in Phoenix, AZ can afford. Everyone’s concerns are unique, and our team will make different recommendations based on your case. Here are just a few of the common issues we’re happy to help you address.

low cost dentist phoenix azYellowed Teeth

The surfaces of your teeth have two layers. The top layer is a hard, white substance called enamel. Below it is a yellowish, softer substance called dentin. When your teeth appear yellow, you either have surface staining caused by common foods, habits or medications or thinning enamel that allows the yellow dentin below to show through.

For mild to moderate yellowing, in-office whitening treatments can help lighten your teeth by several shades. Our gentle yet powerful in-office whitening procedures give you instant results in one quick visit.

For more serious yellowing, you may want to consider veneers. Veneers are a tough, custom-fitted “shell” that’s cemented on top of your existing teeth. They give your smile a straight, white appearance after just two visits. You can eat, drink, brush and floss with veneers just like you would with your natural teeth. Your natural enamel is ground down, and the veneers are set in. They’ll look fantastic for 7 to 15 years before they need to be replaced.

Missing Teeth

Whether you lose them to trauma or disease, one or more missing teeth can have a significant impact on your smile. One tooth may create a simple gap, but several teeth can cause your mouth to appear sunken even when it’s closed. In the long term, your other teeth can also shift, and your bone may degrade with nothing there to help support it.

Bridges and dental implants can help when only one or two teeth are missing from an area. Dental implants are titanium screws placed inside your jaw and support natural-looking, prosthetic teeth. Today’s prosthetic look, feel and function like natural teeth. With Sky Dental, you don’t need a referral to a special outside practice to have implants performed. We have our own surgeon on-staff waiting to help.

If implants aren’t for you, we also offer dental bridging. A bridge is a multi-part crown that literally bridges the gap between missing teeth. Its anchors on the teeth flanking the gap. As with normal crowns, the anchor teeth are filed down to allow for a snug, comfortable fit. Some bridges are bonded permanently to your anchor teeth while others may be removable.

Cracked, Chipped or Broken Teeth

Cracked, chipped and broken teeth are common complaints. The best treatment plan for you will depend on the extent of the damage. Small chips and fractures to only one or two teeth are good candidates for dental bonding. During dental bonding, your dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin to the effected area to cover and smooth over the damage. It’s painless, and bonded areas can be brushed just like normal teeth.

If you have extensive damage to just one or two teeth, crowns can be a good option. For a crown, your existing tooth is grown down and a prosthetic “cap” is cemented in place over top. Contrary to popular belief, you do not necessarily need root canal therapy to have a crown put on. Root canal therapy is only necessary if the tooth root is at risk for disease.

If you have extensive damage to multiple teeth, veneers may be the best option for you. During your consultation with a low cost dentist at our Phoenix, AZ offices, we’ll explain the price and benefit differences between porcelain and resin veneers to help you make the best choice.

A “Gummy” Smile”

You would be surprised how many people are unhappy with the look of their gums. They complain of having short-looking teeth, an uneven gum line or a smile that’s just too “gummy.” Laser gum resurfacing is designed to eliminate excess gum tissue and even out the gum line.

Gum resurfacing is often performed alongside with veneer application, but many patients have the procedure performed on its own. All it takes is a mild anesthetic to numb your gums like while your cosmetic dentist artfully reshapes your gum line into a more pleasing result.

Our Low Cost Dentists in Phoenix, AZ Can Help

At Sky Dental Alliance, our goal is to be an approachable resource and quality yet low cost dentist for Phoenix, AZ neighborhoods. In addition to offering excellent, in-office financing, we’re a bilingual practice with three offices in the area to make your appointments as easy as possible.

For more information on our cosmetic dentistry services, contact our offices today.

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