I’m Embarrassed to Smile

Nothing in the world shows more warmth or kindness than a bright, relaxed smile. Whether you are meeting friends for a cup of coffee, interviewing for your dream job, or spending time with that special someone, you want to feel free to smile and laugh, to show your personality and confidence.

If you’re ashamed of or embarrassed by your teeth, though, you may have trouble smiling and laughing with others. When someone takes your picture, do you purse your lips together instead of giving a big, toothy grin? When someone tells a funny joke, are you too preoccupied with hiding your teeth to really get a good laugh and enjoy the moment?

You’re not alone. Millions of people all over the United States – and many right here in St. Petersburg, Florida – suffer from the same problem. Whether you are embarrassed because your teeth are yellowed or stained, misaligned, broken, decayed, or missing, Dr. Spilman has a solution for you to help you regain your confidence and give you back your bright, white, gorgeous smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You

Believe it or not, most people are not born with naturally gorgeous smiles. When you meet someone with a beautifully straight, sparklingly white smile, chances are very good that they’ve had at least some cosmetic dental work done. Thanks to procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, gum recontouring and reshaping, bonding, and smile makeovers, anyone can achieve a set of perfect, pearly white teeth.

Teeth Whitening

If you’re embarrassed by stained, yellow teeth and yearn for a brighter, whiter smile, Zoom! teeth whitening could be the perfect solution for you. Stains and yellowing can occur for a number of reasons. Your enamel’s natural color may not be as bright as you’d prefer, or your teeth may have grown stained and dull over the years thanks to dark foods and beverages (including coffee, soda, and red wine) or bad habits like smoking or chewing tobacco.

Whatever the reason, with custom dental trays and professional-grade Zoom! whitening gel, your teeth will look more beautiful than they have in years. And you can choose from in-office and at-home treatments, depending on your needs and goals for your teeth.

Fixing Gaps and Misaligned Teeth

If you are embarrassed to smile because you have gaps between your teeth or because your teeth are misaligned, uneven, or broken, you have a number of options to rehabilitate your smile. Veneers and dental bonding have been specifically designed to solve these problems for patients who want a more beautiful smile.

Veneers are very thin porcelain shells that are custom made to fit permanently over your teeth. With dental bonding, a tooth-colored resin is applied to an affected tooth or teeth. Both of these procedures can fill in gaps or correct broken teeth and discoloration. Which one you choose depends greatly on your needs and your teeth.

Smile Makeover

If you have a number of problems with your teeth or gums, a smile makeover may be just what you need to perfect your smile to Hollywood status. After discussing with Dr. Spilman what you’d like to see changed about your smile, we can have a mock wax-up of your teeth, gums, and jaw made. This will show you in full detail what needs to be done and how your smile will look after we’ve completed all necessary procedures.

Every smile makeover is different because every smile is different. One person’s procedures could include whitening, gum recontouring, and veneers, while another might need partial dentures, implant restoration, or crowns.

Are you ready to regain confidence and feel more comfortable in social and professional situations? For more information on how Jeffery A. Spilman DDS can give you back your smile, call us today at 727-645-4727 or fill out our online contact form.