19 Dec Smile Makeover: What are my options?
A smile makeover is more accessible now than ever before. A consultation with your cosmetic dentist will reveal the many procedures available that can enhance your appearance.
Ways to Improve Your Smile
Teeth Whitening – Stained or discolored dentition can ruin your smile. But teeth whitening products available through your dental provider have many advantages over those you can buy at your drug store or online.
You will be acquiring teeth whitening from a licensed dental provider; this means the products offered can contain some of the most powerful whitening agents available. They have been tested for safety; and if you have any questions or concerns, you have someone you can call for answers.
Porcelain Veneers – These are wafer thin, tooth colored shells that will be cemented to one or multiple teeth suffering from chipped enamel, uneven dentition, gaps between teeth, and/or deep dental stain. A conversation with your cosmetic dentist will determine the number of teeth that should be treated. A small amount of enamel is removed from those teeth so when veneers are cemented into place your smile will be perfectly symmetrical.
Porcelain veneers are stain resistant; with that in mind, they will not respond to teeth whitening products, so patients should whiten their teeth before cosmetic dental work is completed.
Invisalign – Crooked teeth can impact your dental health as well as spoil your smile. With Invisalign clear aligners, you can achieve straight teeth utilizing aligners that are clear, comfortable, and removable.
Since they are clear, these are perfect for teens and adults of all ages. No one knows you are wearing “braces”. There are no wires and no metal brackets to abrade soft oral tissues making them comfortable. And they are removable. These braces are taken out for snacking and meals which means you can continue to eat all your favorite foods. And you can brush and floss daily without any obstructions.
Tooth Colored Fillings – Chipped teeth and stains are just a couple of the uses for tooth colored filling material. Cavities can now be corrected using a tooth colored composite resin providing you with an aesthetcally pleasing option to treat dental decay.
It’s Never Too Late
Patients of all ages are seeking ways to improve their appearance. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lori Logan, can provide you with a smile makeover that will keep you happy for many years.