Shortcomings in Your Smile? We’ve Got You Covered!

cosmetic-dentistry-shrewsburyIf you’ve ever felt dissatisfied with your smile, you aren’t alone. At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we’ve helped countless people just like you to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. With several cosmetic dental treatments from which to choose, Dr. Todd Pizzi and his team are dedicated to creating beautiful smiles in Shrewsbury, MA.

“My teeth are yellow!”

Tooth whitening, by far the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in America, creates a brilliant smile by lightening yellow, brown, and even gray discoloration from the teeth. Although over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and kits are helpful for light surface stains, professional intervention is needed to combat more resilient stains, such as those caused by years of neglect, drinking coffee and tea, or using tobacco products.

“I have a gap between my front teeth!”

Famous faces like Madonna and supermodel Lara Stone have popularized prominent gaps, but not everyone feels the same sense of pride in their gapped teeth. If you have gaps between your teeth, Dr. Pizzi may recommend porcelain veneers, bonding, or orthodontic treatment.

“How can I hide the fact that I’ve lost a tooth?”

Few flaws are as obvious as missing teeth, whether lost to tooth decay, injury, or extraction.

The absence of one or more teeth isn’t just a matter of aesthetic appeal. Without restorative treatment, a missing tooth makes your remaining teeth weaker and more prone to damage.

“Help, I’ve chipped my tooth!”

Maybe you bit down on a popcorn kernel or got too close to the microphone during karaoke. A cracked or chipped tooth may not pose a threat to your oral health, but it’s certainly enough to make some feel self-conscious. Opt for either bonding or porcelain veneers to restore your damaged tooth to its former glory.

“I’m tired of my gummy smile. What can I do?”

If your gum tissue covers too much of your teeth, it can throw off the proportions of your smile. Gum contouring, also called a gum lift,  is a simple and effective procedure that removes excessive or asymmetrical gum tissue. The treatment also helps patients whose medications have caused gingival overgrowth, a condition that makes it difficult to keep teeth and gums clean and healthy.

“My worn-down teeth make me look much older than my age.”

Over time, teeth that have been damaged by bruxism or decay can affect the way your face looks, causing your cheeks to appear sunken. Porcelain veneers or dental crowns can help restore the structure of your teeth, creating the appearance of a fuller, healthier face. We also treat patients whose missing teeth have impacted the shape of their cheeks and jawline. Dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges are available to fill in holes left by long-departed teeth.

“Years of grinding my teeth have started to take a toll on my smile.”

Grinding your teeth causes them to become gradually worn down and brittle, increasing the risk of tooth loss or serious structural damage. If your teeth have not been too badly compromised, you may be a candidate for veneers or crowns. If Dr. Pizzi cannot salvage the tooth, you may wish to consider dental implants that look, function, and feel almost identical to natural, healthy teeth.

You deserve a perfect smile. To learn more about improving the appearance of your teeth and gums, or to schedule an appointment with one ofour dentists,contact Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury at (508) 842-8838. We offer cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dental care to patients living in North and South Grafton, Hopkinton, Boylston, Shrewsbury, and the surrounding communities.