I have rather severe enamel hypoplasia. I’ve been looking for a cosmetic solution. I’ve finally gotten my dream job. I wore a temporary snap on type of smile for the interview, but want something more permanent Preferably that looks more natural than what I used in the interview. Do you have any recommendations for me?
For those who are unaware of what enamel hypoplasia is, I will give a very brief overview. Enamel hypoplasia is a defect in which the enamel of the teeth have not fully formed. It is generally a genetic defect. However, it can also be caused by disease during the formation of the teeth.
If someone has mild hypoplasia, it can generally be repaired by dental bonding. However, you said you have severe hypoplasia. That will require something more.
My suggestion in your position is to get porcelain veneers. This can do more than cover your hypoplasia. It can completely remake your smile. This is the go-to procedure for those in Hollywood wanting a smile to light up the screen. You can have the perfect Hollywood smile or something with more character. It is completely up to you.
The key to obtaining beautiful results is the dentist, so you need to be very careful whom you choose. Unfortunately, there is not a recognized cosmetic dentistry specialty. Any general dental can call themselves a cosmetic dentist regardless of the training (or lack thereof). Because of that, I recommend you look for a dentist who is AACD Accredited. These are the top cosmetic dentists in the country. Any one of them can give you a stunning smile makeover. When you go to your new job, your smile will blow them away.
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