When we open our mouth to speak, eat, or smile, we put our teeth on display. If you are dissatisfied with what you see, a consultation with your cosmetic dentist will reveal that there are numerous ways to enhance your appearance through cosmetic dentistry.
Teeth that are dull, drab, or stained can benefit from a smile makeover with one of the most effective procedures available. Teeth whitening completed in the office may lighten and brighten teeth up to eight shades in one visit. Patients that wish to whiten their teeth at their own pace and in the privacy of home can utilize take home whitening. Acquiring a take home whitening kit from your cosmetic dentist still provides the expert advice and instruction not available if purchasing similar products at your local store or on the internet.
For more serious cosmetic imperfections, there are different options. Crooked or misaligned teeth are more than unattractive. They provide many areas in the mouth where bacteria can gather. As bacteria builds the incidence of dental decay and gum disease increases. Straight teeth eliminate many of the nooks that crooked teeth do not.
Many malocclusions are corrected by Invisalign clear aligners. The advantages of Invisalign over traditional metal bands and brackets are numerous:
- Soft plastic aligners are not only clear making treatment virtually undetectable, but the lack of metal eliminates abrasions to soft tissues on the inside of the cheeks and gums.
- These aligners are removable. This means you can eat all the foods you love without restriction.
- Because they are removable, you can brush and floss without any obstruction. This is a big asset in maintaining excellent oral health throughout orthodontic care. Your dental provider can clean, polish and examine teeth every six months providing a much easier and more effective way to prevent and/or treat dental decay.
Chipped, cracked, severely stained or misshapen teeth can be treated with veneers. Veneers are very thin, tooth colored shells that are cemented to the front of teeth requiring repair. Lumineers are veneers that have the unique feature that they do not require removal of enough dental enamel to result in them being permanent. Lumineers is a procedure that is reversible if the patient requests.
Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lori Logan, will provide a treatment plan that can deliver a smile makeover that will enhance your appearance for a lifetime. Call 281-256-6866 to reserve your appointment today.