The holidays and smiling go hand in hand, especially now that everyone carries a camera all the time! Yet what if your smile makes you feel uncomfortable, as in the case of discolored, decayed, or missing teeth? Not to worry. Your dentist in Greensburg, PA, can introduce you to several cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments including placement of permanent dental implants. Cosmetic Solutions for a More Satisfying Smile Sometimes, patients have minimal problems with their teeth. For instance, their teeth may be relatively strong and intact, but have become yellowed and stained over the decades. A rapid, immediate fix for that common type of concern could be dental teeth whitening. How about people with crooked teeth? In those situations, perfectly created and placed porcelain veneers could restore the appearance of a slightly crowded, offset, or minimally gapped smile. Alternatively, orthodontics like clear braces might be a better, longer-term way to correct an imperfect bite. Restorative Solutions After Losing a Tooth or Teeth What happens if a patient has experienced the loss of one or more teeth, though? This situation occurs frequently and can be addressed with advanced treatments. Nearly half the adults in Greensburg, PA are statistically likely to be missing a single tooth, if not many teeth. For them, fixing their smile forever starts with a consultation for dental implant placement. After being surgically placed in the jawbone, dental implants look and function exactly like real teeth, appearing identical alongside natural teeth. And they can handle normal chewing forces, as well as stimulate the surrounding jawbone to reduce bone loss. Can Everyone Receive Dental Implants? If you tend to feel under-confident about the quality of your smile in holiday photos, why not arrange a consultation with Dr. Edward Halusic and Dr. Christian Moore at our office at Greensburg, PA? After a full examination, your dentist will be able to tell you if dental implants make sense for your situation. Remember: Most dental implant patients experience minimal pain and get the advantage that comes from knowing that they have chosen a “gold standard” dental treatment that will last 20 years or longer with routine care. Why wait until the next big holiday rolls around to improve the health and appearance of your mouth? Learn about all the advantages of dental implants. Call (724) 723-8918 today.