One of the benefits of the holidays is seeing people that you pretty much only see once a year. However, if you have visible damage to your teeth, people will notice. Between your introductory smile and simple conversation, the tooth damage can be seen easily. And instead of asking how life is going, it’s likely that the tooth damage will be their first question. Even if they don’t ask it, you’ll see it in their eyes. 

So you’ll end up spending a significant amount of time explaining about your teeth at every gathering this year. While it might seem kind of nice to have a guaranteed conversation topic, wouldn’t it be better to be free to talk about something a little more positive? Fortunately, it’s easy to fix your teeth, no one will know and you won’t have to talk about it. 

A man in Santa hat decorating house with Christmas lights. Everyone enjoys decorating there house for the holidays but what about your smile?

Chipped and Cracked Teeth

There are many easy ways to get chipped or cracked teeth. Maybe you were in a minor car accident. Perhaps you went over the handlebars of your bike. Maybe you had an unexpected piece of bone in your food, or it could have been a sudden fall at home. 

No matter the cause, chipped or cracked teeth are highly visible, but also easily fixable. Porcelain veneers are a beautiful, long-lasting way to repair chipped teeth. They’re very versatile, and can be used to repair just one tooth or as many teeth as you damaged. Plus, they can look so natural that no one will be able to distinguish them from your natural, unveneered teeth. You can smile with confidence and never have to mention that you chipped your teeth. 

The only problem is if your tooth is so badly damaged that it’s no longer structurally sound. In that case, we might recommend a dental crown, which is similar, but fits completely over your tooth, providing more protection and support. 

In just one visit, you can get an attractive temporary restoration, and in your second visit, you will get your permanent veneer or crown. 

Missing Teeth

Hundreds of millions of Americans are missing at least one tooth, and as we get older, tooth loss is increasingly common for a wide range of reasons, including gum disease or trauma. But fortunately it’s easy and quick to get your tooth replaced. 

For most people, it’s just one procedure to remove a tooth and replace it with an attractive, functional dental implant. It’s the same for replacing multiple teeth: it’s all just one procedure. Even if you’re looking to replace all your remaining teeth with a full set of implants. 

That’s right, it’s all the same procedure to place an implant and get a natural-looking replacement tooth or teeth. These are provisionals, but you won’t think of them that way: they will look, feel, and work just like natural teeth. 

Don’t Be Remembered for Bad Teeth This Year

This holiday season, many people will be renewing their image of you for the coming year. You can control that image, whether you want to be the person with the damaged smile, or if you would rather be remembered for all the exciting things you’ve done this year. 

To learn more about how easy it can be to restore your beautiful smile in Hilton Head, please call (843) 706-2999 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at the Durham Office, providing Beyond Exceptional Dentistry from our office in Bluffton.