06 Feb Cosmetic Dentistry: The Power of a Smile Makeover
A smile makeover can have a huge impact on your day to day living. A consult with your dentist will outline the various options available for your updated appearance. Whether you’re interested in permanent, long term results or wish to opt for a quick, effective change … your dentist has a plan that will work best for you.
Teeth whitening can eradicate discoloration due to tobacco use, food or beverage stain, or neglect. Get your teeth cleaned first to remove any plaque buildup; topical stains will be lessened. You can proceed with teeth whitening to lighten dentition giving your smile a boost that is both economical and effective.
A minimally invasive, more permanent change can be completed with porcelain veneers. Veneers are very thin tooth colored shells that are made to match untreated natural teeth in size, contour, and shade. Veneers are ideal to correct chipped enamel; uneven or crooked dentition; unwanted gaps between teeth; or intrinsic stain not resolved with whitening.
Your dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel so when veneers are cemented in place your smile will be perfectly symmetrical.
It is important to note that porcelain is naturally stain resistant; but that also means it will not respond to teeth whitening. If you are interested in whitening, that should come first so your veneers can be matched to your newly whitened teeth.
To straighten teeth without traditional metal braces, Invisalign is the perfect solution for you. Invisalign straightens teeth employing a series of clear aligners that allow the patient to update every couple of weeks. Invisalign has many advantages over other teeth straightening methods.
Clear – Aligners are made from a transparent material that is strong enough to gently shift teeth to their correct occlusion.
Comfortable – There’s no metal or wires to abrade soft oral tissues.
Convenient – Your dentist can provide you with aligners so you can replace them as designated keeping your teeth straightening program on track without the need to go to the dentist for adjustments.
Removable – This allows you to continue eating all the foods you love. Simply remove the aligners for snacks and meals; replace when through. Daily brushing and flossing is easily completed as well.
Enjoy the smile update you always wanted … your dentist has a solution that will enhance your smile for years to come.
Contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan today to schedule your smile makeover consultation.