Cosmetic Dentistry Spokane, WA

Most Common Tooth Imperfections and How to Fix Your Smile

It’s natural to feel confident when you have a radiant and beautiful smile. It’s also natural to feel insecure when that beautiful smile has a cosmetic imperfection. Dentist Jason Keefe of 5 Mile Smiles understands that confidence starts with a smile. He also knows how to fix imperfections to give each and every patient a brighter and more perfect smile. Here, Dr. Keefe discusses tooth imperfections and how to fix your smile.

Tooth Imperfections

Hollywood stars make it seem like everyone has a perfect smile. However, tooth imperfections are more common than you might expect. The following are the most common tooth imperfections that Dr. Keefe encounters:

  • Stains
  • Discoloration
  • Chips
  • Gaps
  • Breaks
  • Cracks
  • Misalignment
  • Disproportionate shape or size
  • Crookedness

All of the above imperfections have one thing in common: they can be fixed. Below are the ways that Dr. Keefe can fix your smile.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. It is also one of the most effective ways to brighten your smile quickly and comfortably. Dr. Keefe offers teeth whitening as an in-office procedure. Patients that prefer to do their own whitening can use a take-home whitening kit. Both procedures are customized to the patient’s mouth and are more effective than store-bought whitening kits.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is another popular and affordable cosmetic dental procedure. Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the surface of the tooth or teeth to improve their appearance. Dental bonding can address any number of cosmetic issues including discoloration, cracks, chips and gaps. It can also be used to adjust the size or shape of a tooth, so it matches the rest of your smile.


Sometimes a tooth or teeth simply need to be realigned. That is why Dr. Keefe offers Invisalign. With Invisalign, you can achieve a straighter smile without the need for metal braces. Invisalign uses custom-fitted, clear, plastic aligners to gradually straighten your smile.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great option if you want to create your ideal smile. A porcelain veneer is a thin, high-quality shell made out of a ceramic material. The veneer is custom-fitted and placed over the front surface of your tooth. Veneers can improve the appearance of a single tooth or multiple teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to hide most tooth imperfections and can even be designed in different sizes, shapes and shades.

Visit Us for a More Perfect Smile

You don’t have to live with tooth imperfections. The first step to fixing your smile is booking an appointment with Dr. Keefe at 5 Mile Smiles by calling us at (509) 326-2621.


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