Here’s the truth about smiles: They are often the first thing people notice about you. Sure, you could be wearing a fancy outfit or have a new hairstyle, but when someone meets you, they really want to know whether you are friendly or not. When you are introduced to someone who has a bright, big smile, you tend to like them more. And when you meet someone who doesn’t smile, you begin to wonder if they’re always that unhappy or unfriendly.

But maybe they’re not smiling because they are too worried about letting people see their teeth. An ugly, stained, and disjointed smile can make people think you’re uneducated, or that you don’t take care of yourself. No, that’s not fair at all. But it’s real.

That’s why Dietrich Dental Services has several cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry options. Whether you have dull teeth, cavities, chips, or a crooked smile, Dr. Dietrich and Dr. Kalonaros-Dietrich can give you a smile that makes people warm up to you.

Teeth Whitening For Stained Teeth

One common complaint about getting older is how your teeth can get dull and even yellow. There are several causes for this: smoke, coffee, tea, wine, and plaque can all stain your teeth over time. And because they discolor your teeth very slowly, you might not realize just how bad things have gotten. We offer both in-house and take-home teeth whitening options that will bring back the dazzling white smile you can see in your old photos.

Tooth-Colored Fillings And Crowns For Cavities

Cavities are a common problem. That’s because the bacteria that cause tooth decay are very hard to keep under control. Also, individual habits such as drinking soda or eating sugary foods will cause decay to progress in a more rapid and widespread manner. With just a little bit of neglect, such as not flossing, cavities can form. Missing just one or two hygiene visits can allow the decay to progress seriously. Cavities need to be filled in, but you don’t want a traditional metal filling (amalgam filling) for a couple of reasons. The obvious reason is because it will stand out like a sore thumb, but from a health standpoint, due to the fact that amalgams are metal, they expand and contract with temperature changes in your mouth; this weakens the walls of the tooth over time and causes fractures! Instead, we use tooth-colored fillings at our Port Charlotte, FL dental office. We match the color to your tooth, so you can repair the damaged area without the work being noticeable.

If the cavity is too large for a tooth filling, we can seal up the damage and restore that tooth’s strength with a dental crown. As with fillings, they are colored to match your teeth. But these caps fit over the entire visible part of the tooth, holding the tooth together.

Dental Veneers For Stains, Chips, and Poorly Sized or Shaped Teeth

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.

Furthermore, chips and small cracks in your teeth are more than just embarrassing. They can eventually cause your tooth to fracture. A great way to make the tooth strong and attractive is through dental veneers. Ultra-thin shells of porcelain are carefully placed on the front of your teeth, sealing and hiding any imperfections.

ClearCorrect Orthodontics For Crooked Teeth

Even if you had braces when you were a teen, your teeth could be crooked and out of place. Most adults prefer the discreet look of invisible braces, which is why we offer ClearCorrect clear aligners. They will move your teeth back to where they need to be, but they are practically invisible.

Our skilled, experienced dentists can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem and confidence. Hiding your smile can only make you look cold and unfriendly. Our cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments can help you be proud and happy to smile. To schedule a consultation to discuss how we can help, call us at [phone] today or use our convenient online form.