Mask wearing has become the norm since the pandemic began and with it came a lot of relief from people who felt embarrassed by their smiles. They no longer had to hide their teeth by covering their mouth with their hands or smiling with their lips closed. Instead, the mask literally masked their imperfections. However, now that fewer people are wearing masks, those who feel a lack of confidence in their smiles remember what life was like without masks and want to make a change. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can help transform any smile!

woman revealing her smile from under a mask

Signs You Could Benefit From Cosmetic Dentistry

Not sure if cosmetic dentistry is right for you? Here are a few indicators that you should consider cosmetic dentistry treatments in Columbus, OH.

You Enjoy Wearing a Mask Because It Hides Your Teeth

If one of the reasons why you enjoy wearing a mask is because it hides your teeth, then that’s a clear sign that you need cosmetic dentistry. Everyone deserves to feel confident in their smile without hiding it. If you want to keep hiding your teeth behind a mask, we strongly encourage you to book a consultation for cosmetic dentistry in Columbus, OH. Our cosmetic dentist can help address your concerns and give you your dream smile.

You Have Misaligned Teeth

Another sign that you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry is if you have misaligned teeth. What this means is that your teeth don’t come together correctly. You might have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. Not only does this affect the appearance of your teeth, but it can also affect the shape of your face and even cause TMJ problems. Fortunately, with orthodontic treatment, we can help realign your teeth to look straight and rest in a comfortable position.

You Have Discolored or Stained Teeth

If the issue you have with your teeth is that they aren’t perfectly white, then that’s an easy problem to address! Stained or discolored teeth are a minor imperfection that we can easily address with professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. We can provide professional teeth whitening in our office or with a take-home kit with results that last up to a year before needing another treatment. Or we can provide you with porcelain veneers that give you everlasting white teeth that won’t stain.

You Have Missing Teeth

Another sign that you would benefit from cosmetic dentistry is if you have missing teeth. Wearing a mask is definitely one of the easiest ways to pretend you don’t have a toothless grin. However, living with missing teeth doesn’t just affect the appearance of your teeth, but also the way they function, how you eat, and how you speak. Fortunately, we offer a wide range of tooth replacement options to help you achieve a complete smile once again. Choose from dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures to replace your missing teeth.

Your Teeth are Different Sizes and Shapes

One of the factors that helps a smile look most attractive is one that is symmetrical. Some people might have teeth that are of different shapes and smiles. In these cases, a smile might look less attractive. Fortunately, we can easily help improve the shape and size of your teeth with cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or dental crowns. With more symmetrical teeth, your overall smile will look more attractive.

You Have Gapped Teeth

Although gapped front teeth might look attractive on some people, that’s not always the case and sometimes the gaps aren’t limited to just between the two front teeth. Fortunately, we can help close the gaps between your teeth with orthodontic treatment or veneers. We will help you decide whether you would benefit most from moving your teeth closer together or simply filling in the gaps.

Your Teeth are Broken, Chipped, Cracked, or Worn

Another reason why you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry is that your teeth have damage. This damage might be cracks, chips, or breaks which can be a result of many factors. Or maybe they are worn from years of clenching and grinding your teeth. Regardless, we can help restore your smile’s appearance, the health of your teeth, and functionality with cosmetic dentistry treatments. We may use a combination of veneers, dental bonding, and dental crowns to restore your teeth.

Your Restorations Don’t Look Natural

In some cases, the problems with the appearance of your smile have nothing to do with your natural teeth. Instead, it has to do with the way another dentist fixed your teeth. If they provided you with metal fillings or restorations, or perhaps restorations that were too big or too small, or simply just didn’t look attractive, you might feel embarrassed by your smile. At Firouzian Dentistry, we can replace these restorations with new ones that look natural and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.

You Have a Gummy Smile

The last reason why you might hide your smile behind a mask is that you have a gummy smile. Gummy smiles are the result of excess gum tissue. The excess gum tissue can make your teeth look short and make more gum tissue show when you smile than you might like. Fortunately, we can easily remedy this issue by removing excess gum tissue and/or helping your teeth look longer with veneers or bonding.

Transform Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry in Columbus, OH

If you’re ready to break free of your mask and feel confident in your smile for the first time, Dr. Firouzian is here to help. Please contact our Columbus cosmetic dentist at (614) 848-5001 to book a consultation for cosmetic dentistry. We can’t wait to help you feel confident in your smile again.