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Unsightly imperfections on the teeth in your smile can certainly leave you feeling unconfident in many of life’s social settings. Most of these situations cannot be effectively improved without the intervention of a professional dentist. Fortunately, a brief consultation at Maddox Family Dental Center can help determine the best method needed to improve your smile’s appearance.

The specific imperfections you need addressed and how severely they impact the teeth in your smile will largely determine the cosmetic dental treatment Dr. Raymond Maddox recommends.

If you’ve been struggling with dental staining problems for a significant amount of time, he might recommend a professional bleaching treatment. After your teeth have attained their previous luster, he can help you identify the causes of the staining and suggest alternative lifestyle choices. This might include using a whitening toothpaste or whitening strips that have been approved by the American Dental Association to remove minor surface stains.

If your dental staining issues are compounded by physical imperfections like chips and old fillings, Dr. Raymond Maddox might recommend dental veneers. These porcelain shells are custom crafted in a dental lab out of porcelain that will fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. Once they are installed, they will look exactly like natural tooth enamel.

The porcelain material will not be as receptive to stains like natural tooth enamel. This makes it easy to maintain your white smile in the future.

If one or more of your teeth suffer from more significant physical imperfections, he might recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown. This will be made of the same material as dental veneers to perfectly match the surrounding teeth.

If you live in the Hartford City, Indiana, area and you are struggling with an unappealing smile, you should call 765-348-4111 to explore the cosmetic dental options available at Maddox Family Dental Center.