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Through the assistance of retaining a cosmetic dentist, one can improve your smile and have teeth to be very proud of. Somerset Dental Associates offer an array of dental options that includes teeth whitening, veneers and other items.

Improve Your Smile Plan
(while you are looking in the mirror):

• Are you pleased with the shapes and position of your teeth?

• Do you feel your teeth are too long or too short?

• Do you like the way your teeth look?

• Do you like or dislike the color of any or all of your teeth?

• Are there any spaces in between your teeth?

• Do you have any chips or cracks in your teeth?

• Are you missing any teeth?

• Do you have any crooked teeth?

If your answers do indicate that you might want a change in your smile, talk to the Somerset Dental Associates team about making improvements to your smile.

A great smile can be the most attractive feature of your face and body overall. A smile helps you express health, given success, a youthful look and being truthfully sincere. It is a wonderful asset given your personal, business and social contacts. It is very important that you are happy with how your smile does look. However, if you are like many people, you may not be happy about your smile.

Your dentist will recommend many different techniques that will help shape, sculpt, and make your smile more beautiful. With a few simple steps provided by the dentist, one can achieve that “super” smile, and feel great about it. And, treatment may be more affordable than one may think!
Tooth Whitening

Teeth can become stained for many reasons. This would include drinking coffee, tea or wine, smoking, and even aging can discolor teeth. Tooth whitening is considered a process that makes discolored teeth become whiter. The bleach used for office provided whitening is stronger than bleach found given home whitening kits. Ask your dentist what whitening treatment is best for you.

Veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are bonded, or cemented, to the front of your teeth. They are custom-made of ceramic or composite resin, and look like natural teeth. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten your teeth and to improve a smile. Veneers can be used to fill spaces between teeth and can cover teeth that are poorly shaped, or a bit crooked.

Enamel Shaping
Your dentist can “reshape” your teeth by contouring tooth enamel or the outer layer of the tooth. When teeth are a little crowded or uneven, or when teeth appear too long, your dentist can use enamel shaping to improve how teeth look.

Cosmetic Dentistry
If a tooth needs more of a dramatic change than veneers or enamel shaping can provide, crowns would be the next option. The outer part of the tooth is removed and a crown is installed over it. The crown can be made to fit in with your teeth. This is like a fresh start for your tooth.

Your dentist may recommend a crown to:

• Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining

• Protect a weak tooth from fracturing

• Restore a fractured tooth

• Attach a bridge

• Cover a dental implant

• Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth

• Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

First Steps In Creating a New Smile
Once you decide that you would like to improve your smile, the first step is to visit your dentist. During this visit, you will talk with the dentist about which plan is best for you. If you have any signs of dental disease, your dentist may recommend a treatment for this. It’s important to have a healthy mouth before any cosmetic treatment is started.

Somerset Dental Associates
Main Office
1590 North Center Avenue
Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501
Phone: 814.444.0850

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