Are you excited about the upcoming holiday season, yet worried about smiling for all the photo ops that will ensue, all because of imperfections with your smile? Staining, spacing and disproportionately sized teeth can all be sources of embarrassment. Fortunately, they can be improved upon through the use of cosmetic treatment like teeth whitening, bonding or even porcelain veneers. So, if you want to ensure your smile is ready for the face time you will soon be spending with your friends and family, why not talk to your cosmetic dentist about what can be done to ensure your smile is dazzling just in time for the holidays.
Professional Whitening Can Often Reverse Deep Staining
If your biggest concern is the deep staining that has been caused by years of staining foods and beverages, then the cosmetic dentist may recommend professional teeth whitening, which is an effective way to lighten teeth by a dramatic number of shades. Professional whitening is also effective and safe, making it ideal for people that want to lighten teeth by more than a few shades quickly, such as those prepping for holiday parties.
Do You Need More Comprehensive Corrections?
Of course, many patients seek cosmetic dental treatment because they are embarrassed by a host of issues, such as disproportionate or misshapen teeth. Both bonding and veneers can help to make teeth seem more symmetrical and evenly sized, but they can also hide permanent staining as well as minor gaps between the teeth.
Bonding is faster and more affordable than most alternatives. However, it is completed using composite resin, which is durable but can stain easily. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, generally require a bigger initial investment, but they are designed to last for many years, thanks in part to porcelain’s stain resistant properties.