New Year - New Smile
Want to start the new year looking a little better?
Improving the appearance of your smile using cosmetic dentistry can make a major change in your appearance.
Cosmetic dental procedures run the gamut from a simple tooth whitening to full mouth makeovers so don’t be afraid to ask your dentist about your options. Changing your smile may be more affordable than you realize.
Tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure for good reason.
Professional tooth whitening can dramatically brighten your smile, bleaching away years of staining and making your smile instantly younger. Over-the-counter whitening may help when teeth are only slightly dingy. However, only a dentist can tell you whether the staining on your teeth can be bleached away and provide the professional strength bleaching to make your smile bright again. Teeth that are going to undergo bleaching should have been professionally cleaned shortly before your bleaching appointment to ensure the best results.
Some staining cannot be bleached away. This often includes the grayish colored stains caused by antibiotic use. In these cases dental veneers are the perfect choice.
Dental veneers are very thin porcelain shells created in a dental lab and are specially designed for your smile. Dental veneers can do more than make your teeth white, they can also be used to provide “instant orthodontics” for teeth that are somewhat crooked. Dental veneers can also correct a misshapen tooth and close that too-wide gap between the front teeth. Dental veneers are one of the most amazing innovations in the field of cosmetic dentistry. With very little preparation to the existing tooth they can completely recreate a smile in just a couple of visits.
Which cosmetic procedure is right for you?
There are lots of options for cosmetic dental procedures. The first step is to talk to your cosmetic dentist about your concerns about your current smile and your dreams of what your perfect smile would look like. Cosmetic dentists have received specialized training that enables them to work with your facial features to design the perfect smile for you! Make sure to ask to see before and after photos of existing patients to ensure that your chosen dentist has the skills to help you achieve your goals.