If you feel self-conscious about your smile, you were probably relieved to wear a mask every time you left your home. Not only did the mask protect you from COVID-19, but it helped you hide your biggest insecurity—your smile. Since vaccine rates have increased and mask mandates have lifted, dentists across the nation have seen a rise in cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Why the rise? People want to feel confident in their smiles again!

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Why Cosmetic Dentistry Now?

There are a number of reasons why the increase in demand for cosmetic dentistry has recently gone up. For one, a lot of people put off their cosmetic dentistry appointments during the pandemic. Now that cases are low and a large number of people are vaccinated, they feel more comfortable coming to the dental office for cosmetic work again.

Another reason why there is an increase in demand for cosmetic dentistry is that people realized how unhappy they were with their smiles during the pandemic. Switching from in-person meetings to video meetings gave people an unwelcome opportunity to stare at themselves on the screen more often than they might like. With a constant reflection of their face, people realized that they didn’t like certain aspects of their smiles.

Lastly, a lot of people enjoyed wearing a mask to literally mask their imperfections. But as mask-wearing becomes less common, people want to feel confident in their smiles.

Whether you feel unhappy with your smile before the pandemic or not, cosmetic dentistry is the perfect solution for the imperfections on your teeth.

Problems Cosmetic Dentistry Can Address

Not sure if cosmetic dentistry is right for you? If you’re struggling to feel confident in your smile, you’re likely a good candidate. Some examples of problems that our Fort Atkinson cosmetic dentists can address with cosmetic dentistry include the following.

Stained or Discolored Teeth

One of the top complaints about teeth we hear from our patients is that they have stained or discolored teeth. Unless you avoid all the delicious foods and drinks that stain your teeth and take incredibly meticulous care of your teeth, you won’t have a perfectly white smile. That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes to the rescue. Our dental office can easily remove stains and brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening treatments or porcelain veneers.

Professional teeth whitening is a good option if you only want to improve stains and discoloration. On the other hand, porcelain veneers are a better option if you want longer-lasting results and improve other aspects of your smile such as tooth shape and size.

Our Fort Atkinson cosmetic dentists will recommend the best treatment option for your needs.

Gapped Teeth

If you have gaps between your teeth, we offer a wide range of solutions to address this. If the problem is only gaps and you don’t have any alignment issues, using porcelain veneers or dental bonding can provide immediate results. We simply hide the gaps by changing the appearance of your teeth.

On the other hand, we can also fix the gaps by offering orthodontic treatment. Patients can choose between traditional metal braces, clear ceramic brackets, ClearCorrect, and Invisalign. We will recommend the best treatment option to reach your goals.

Crowded, Crooked, or Misaligned Teeth

We can also address other common problems with orthodontics such as crowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth. We will use one of our orthodontic options to align your teeth so that they’re straight and your bite aligns correctly. Depending on which treatment you choose and how severe your problems are, achieving your results can take anywhere from 6 to 24 months. Depending on your orthodontic issues, we will recommend the best treatment for you.

Missing Teeth

Losing your natural teeth doesn’t just affect the appearance of your smile, but it also affects your functionality and in some cases, your speech. Fortunately, we can help replace your missing teeth with dental implants, dentures or dental bridges. You don’t have to live your life with missing teeth and struggle to eat your favorite foods. Talk to our dentists about the right tooth replacement solution for you.

Damaged, Cracked, or Chipped Teeth

Small imperfections like cracks, chips, worn teeth, or damaged teeth, can impact the appearance of your overall smile. We can restore your teeth back to health, strength, functionality, and appearance with one of our cosmetic dentistry treatments like porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or dental bonding.

Unnatural Looking Teeth

Lastly, if your teeth look unnatural due to cheap restorations or metal fillings, we can replace these with new restorations or white-colored fillings to help your overall smile look more natural and more attractive.

Get Cosmetic Dentistry in Fort Atkinson Today

If you’re ready to feel confident in your smile when you take your mask off, we’re here to help. Please contact our cosmetic dentists at BKS Dental to book an appointment. Call us at (920) 563-7323 to get started. We can’t wait to show you how we can transform your smile and hide your imperfections for good.