I’m Embarrassed to Smile

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Dr. Young on treating someone who is embarassed to smile

First thing I'd say there's hope, there's something we can do. I need to know more information first about what that is, but there's always hope. I think that's really important because people easily give up. They figure they're a lost cause, there's nothing they can do, and so they just don't go to the dentist at all, and then it just becomes worse. That will be my first thing I want to say to somebody is that there's hope.

Then we would find out what exactly about your smile don't you like. It could be, they don't like everything. It could be one spot, or the color, or the shape. There's pretty much a solution to every complaint. Once we find that out, we can sit down and go over their options and find that solution that works best for them.

If you’re embarrassed to smile, there is no reason you should have to live your life with a smile that you aren’t proud of showing off. At Forever Young Dentistry, we have several procedures that can improve your smile to the point where it will be new and confident. Dr. Young and his experienced staff will work tirelessly to make sure that you are proud of your smile. Whether you’re missing teeth, your teeth are crooked, your teeth are discolored, or whatever other problem you may be experiencing with your teeth that make you embarrassed to show them off, we can help you at Forever Young Dentistry.

Invisalign To Straighten Your Crooked Smile

If you’re embarrassed by your smile because your teeth are crooked, Invisalign clear braces are the solution that will give you the results you desire. Invisalign clear braces straighten your teeth through wearing several retainer-like aligners that will slowly straighten your teeth without the use of brackets and wires that come with traditional metal braces.

One of the greatest perks of wearing Invisalign aligners is that they are clear, which makes them difficult to see when you are wearing them. Whether you are an adult or a teen, Invisalign will keep you feeling confident in your smile even when you are wearing your aligners. No longer will you have to hide your orthodontic treatment when you’re wearing Invisalign clear braces!

Dental Implants To Healthily Replace Missing Teeth

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Dr. Young on replacing teeth

If we have lost a tooth or need to take a tooth out because the prognosis is hopeless or poor, the number one option to replace a tooth today is a dental implant which is a titanium root that's placed into the bone. Then a connection is made to that and a crown goes over the top of that. I prefer that method because we don't have to touch other teeth.

A bridge, which has been very successful for many years, involves reducing the teeth next to the missing tooth, so we're increasing risk to those teeth. We're increasing the risk that those teeth will need a root canal. We're decreasing the strength. While bridges have worked and been very successful, the implant stands alone and doesn't involve either one of those teeth. If a problem happens with one of those teeth, now we have a bigger issue. Now we're losing more teeth.

Implant, bridge, and sometimes we can't do either of those and we would look for a removable option, a removable partial denture. Often the least expensive method to replace missing teeth, but also the least desirable from a patient's standpoint as far as comfort and cleaning.

Another reason that you may be embarrassed about your smile is because you have missing teeth that leave gaps in your smile. If this is the case with you, dental implants are the best choice you could possibly make to replace your missing teeth. Not only do dental implants replace gaps left by missing teeth, but they also replace the roots of your teeth, preventing the deterioration of gum tissue and bone.

Teeth Whitening To Give You The Bright Smile You Want

If you hesitate to smile because your teeth are discolored to the point of embarrassment, Forever Young Dentistry has the solution for you in the form of our excellent teeth whitening procedures. We offer custom-fit whitening trays and whitening solutions that will give you the pearly white smile you’ve dreamed about. We also offer a whitening pen for excellent take-home teeth whitening!

To fix your embarrassing smile, call 586-795-5678 or use our simple online contact form to make an appointment.

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