Everywhere you look on the beaches of Miami are young, beautiful people with bright white smiles. A white, healthy smile is something everyone wants, and it is often listed as one the most appealing and attractive features a person can possess. When your smile is dimmed by discoloration, decay, or uneven teeth, you may feel less attractive, or even regard your less-than-perfect smile as something that you just have to live with. If this describes your situation, then it is time to consider what a Miami cosmetic dentist can do for you.

Of course you know that a general dentist can fix cavities, pull teeth, and relieve the pain of a toothache. What you may not know is that a cosmetic dentist can do of all this, and much more. Cosmetic dentistry techniques have evolved in recent years to address not just the health problems associated with poor dental hygiene, but also the cosmetic concerns of dental patients. Often, teeth that gap, are cracked or are slightly crooked, can be significantly improved with one of several in-office procedures.

One effective procedure for cracked or crooked teeth is porcelain veneers and caps. These are applied to the surface of the teeth, usually after some sanding and precise fitting. The process may take several visits, but the results are usually excellent. Veneers and caps can improve the shape of the teeth and provide significant whitening to teeth that might otherwise not respond to traditional whitening treatments. Another option for minor cosmetic issues is bonding, a process that layers light resin over your teeth to smooth imperfections. It is a non-invasive procedure that improves the color and appearance of your teeth without the more aggressive techniques used in applying veneers and caps. Bonding can last up to ten years. Finally, if your major concern is discoloration due to smoking, stains, age, or even heredity, a cosmetic dentist can offer a variety of methods to whiten your teeth that are faster and far more effective than anything you can achieve using popular at-home methods.

It is important to note that cosmetic dentists do not just limit their practice to the appearance of your teeth. The overall health of your teeth is as important to them as how your teeth look. Cosmetic dentists are full service practitioners who will address the total health of your mouth, including everything from common cavities to more complex cases of periodontal disease. Current research suggests that many serious health problems can often be traced back to poor dental health, including heart disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes. Addressing dental problems like gingivitis and more serious gum diseases is an important step in maintaining your overall health and the quality of your life. You can be assured that a cosmetic dentist will address all aspects of your smile to ensure that your teeth are healthy and your smile is as bright and beautiful as it can be. When you consider how important your smile is to your health and well-being, remember that a Miami cosmetic dentist can help you achieve your brightest, whitest, and healthiest smile possible.

Author's Bio: 

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr. D.D.S. PA is a cosmetic dentist creating great smiles through implant dentistry, bone grafting and soft tissue grafting using the best sedation dentistry methods available today. To learn more you may visit our offices at 6080 SW 40th St., Suite 8 Miami, FL 33155 or call for an appointment at 305-279-1643 or visit http://www.smilecreator.com