Those who have long worried that their smiles are not white enough, or have been self-conscious about the crookedness of their teeth know how difficult it is living with the constant awareness that every time you talk, smile, eat, or even yawn, your teeth are on display. Missing, broken, chipped, or discolored teeth are your constant companions, and can lead to a significant decrease in your quality of life.
But you don't have to live with your less-than-perfect smile any longer. Dental problems are treated at the Memphis, Tennessee dental practice of Dr. Ettienne van Zyl. With advances in techniques, materials, and technologies, modern cosmetic dentistry offers solutions to virtually any cosmetic deficiency in your smile. If you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed by your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. An LVI-trained cosmetic dentist, like Dr. van Zyl can fix your dental problems and brighten your future smile. To learn more about resolving your dental problems contact our Collierville dental practice serving Memphis today.
Why Choose Cosmetic Dentistry?
Every time you smile, people make judgments about you based in part on your teeth, and when people make judgments about you, you cannot help but read these judgments in their faces. In a recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), people with a whiter, straighter smile were not only rated as being more attractive and popular with the opposite sex, but also more intelligent, wealthier, and successful.
What is your smile saying about you? And what are people saying back? An improved smile can lead to improved confidence. And a smile you're happy with is one you'll show off more often. After undergoing cosmetic dental procedures, most patients find themselves becoming more outgoing and cheerful. Life is better when you have a brighter smile.
Common Cosmetic Dental Problems
There are many reasons why you might be unhappy with your smile. Genetics, accidents, and lapses in dental care can all contribute to dental problems.
But as diverse as the causes, they all have possible solutions afforded by cosmetic dentistry. Some of the most common problems cosmetic dentistry can fix include:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Gapped or crooked teeth
- Misshaped teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Broken teeth
- Short and worn teeth
- Jaw problems, including headaches
You may have one, two, three, or more of these problems to varying degrees. Many of these problems are not only cosmetic, but functional, and can lead to other problems if not treated. Missing teeth, for instance, can lead to gum disease and infections, jaw problems, and the drift of other teeth leading to increased crookedness and gapping.
Learn More about Treating Cosmetic Dental Problems
Cosmetic dental improvements can lead to significant improvements in your physical and mental health. Only a qualified cosmetic dentist can properly diagnose and treat your dental problems. If you live in the Memphis area, contact Dr. van Zyl today. He has received training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dentistry and offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. Because he believes it best to treat problems as soon as possible, he offers affordable financing options.