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When Is It Time to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry?

Everyone has heard the old adage, “There’s no time like the present.” But there are few situations in which that expression is more applicable than when it comes to your teeth. Hopefully you have already realized that preventive dentistry is the best way to ensure you have a healthy smile for the rest of your life, and have taken the steps necessary to properly care for your teeth. But if you are still unhappy with your smile, because it doesn’t look the way you would like, cosmetic dentistry can help to quickly enhance it!

Stains and Discolorations Got You Down?

One of the most common complaints about smiles, and the simplest to fix through cosmetic dentistry, is teeth staining. Though there are a number of over-the-counter products available which promise to whiten smiles, not all are as effective as they claim. If you want dramatic results, professional whitening can help lighten your teeth by several shades in a relatively short amount of time. Plus, your dentist can make sure you have a treatment that won’t cause discomfort or extreme sensitivity, the way many drugstore whiteners can.

Are Your Teeth in Bad Shape?

Other problems that can easily be addressed through cosmetic dentistry include size and shape concerns with individual teeth, or minor alignment issues with your overall smile. Two options that can address those and a number of other imperfections are dental bonding and veneers. Both are able to unify your teeth, fill any gaps, and give you a natural-looking, just greatly enhanced smile.

Teeth bonding is completed using a composite resin that is applied to your teeth and then sculpted into shape. This is one of the fastest and most affordable cosmetic treatments available, one that can often be completed in about one hour.

Porcelain veneers, however, accomplish the same things as bonding, but with more stain-resistant and chip-proof results. That’s because the porcelain used to create veneers is extremely strong and durable, but also highly adaptable. This allows your veneers to be carefully crafted just for you, so that the resulting smile is beautiful and lifelike.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling 508-842-6356 today.