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Everyone should feel confident when flashing their smile or laughing. But for some, the aesthetic appearance of their teeth may leave them a little shy to show off their lovable grin.

Dr. Chang of Dental Restorative Group understands. From his years of experience at running Cambridge’s best dental practice, he’s treated many local dental patients who have a cosmetic issue that keeps them from grinning in family photos with a smile makeover – a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that can combine a number of procedures including dental implant placement, veneers, placing white dental fillings, performing crown lengthening, and performing routine teeth whitening.

Here are 6 common cosmetic dental issues that Dr. Chang treats Cambridge dental patients for with a smile makeover.

  1. Cracked Teeth

Despite the fact that our teeth are very strong, sometimes they can’t withstand the elements. Perhaps you cracked a tooth on a very crunchy food. Or maybe you sustained a dental crack as a result of a facial injury or trauma.

Whatever the reason for your cracked tooth, Dr. Chang understands that Cambridge residents may desire a more complete looking smile once again. A dental veneer – which is placed on top of your natural teeth – is a great way to cover a cracked tooth with a realistic looking alternative.

  1. Spaces or Gaps

Whether you never had braces, developed spaces or gaps between your teeth because you didn’t wear your retainer as prescribed, or have new spaces or gaps as a result of periodontal disease, they are a common complaint from Cambridge residents seeking a smile makeover from Dr. Chang. Depending on your unique dental anatomy, it’s possible that veneers can cover these spaces and gaps for good, so you have a straight, in-line smile to flash all over town.

  1. Discolored Teeth

Not everyone was lucky enough to be born with a set of pearly whites. Some dental patients have teeth that are naturally more yellow than the average person’s teeth. Other residents find their teeth have discolored due to habits such as smoking, vaping, or using chewing tobacco or drinking beverages known to stain such as colas, coffee, and red wines.

Transforming the color of your teeth can occur in two different ways. If Dr. Chang determines your teeth are stained, then routine teeth whitening can give you a brighter smile. But if you’re simply genetically predisposed to yellowish teeth, then veneers can give you that bright smile you’ve always wanted.

  1. Missing Teeth

Whether a Cambridge dental patient has sustained a facial trauma or lost a tooth to disease, missing teeth happen. However, there is a state-of-the-art solution for replacing missing teeth that will leave strangers none the wiser.

Dental implants are the latest and greatest tooth replacement system on the market. They are permanently attached to your jaw bone via a titanium rod and covered with a realistic-looking tooth crown. Best of yet, when you care for them properly, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Talk about a great investment for a smile makeover!

  1. Teeth with “Old School” Metal Fillings

Today, most dentists automatically fill cavities with white, tooth-colored fillings. But if you’re of a certain age, you may have metallic-looking fillings in your mouth that stick out when you’re talking or laughing. These fillings can be easily replaced with tooth-colored fillings, so nobody will know how many times your teeth have been drilled.

  1. Gummy Smiles

Some people are born with what dentists call a “gummy smile” this is when the teeth appear short, and you seem to have a lot of gums that display when you smile. Crown lengthening is an excellent procedure for providing these patients with a smile makeover. The procedure involves removing excess gum tissue so that more of the teeth are shown.

Find Out How We Can Help You With Cosmetic Dentistry

If there’s something about the aesthetics of your smile that you aren’t happy with, Dr. Chang and his team can help.

Contact our practice in Cambridge at (617) 492-5081 today to learn about your options.


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