Has it been ages since you last felt confident showing off your smile? Is that due to a great deal of stains on your teeth? What about the size or shape of your teeth, have these long been causes of insecurity? Your smile is one of the first things others will notice when they meet you, and likely one of the last they will forget. Make sure your smile is helping to make a striking and stunning first impression, through cosmetic dentistry, which can correct a slew of esthetic issues.
Address Deep Staining with Professional Teeth Whitening
If you are embarrassed by deep discoloration and staining, professional teeth whitening could be a great choice. That’s because professional whitening is designed to remove layers of stains quickly and efficiently, allowing for noticeably brighter smiles, often in less than two weeks’ time. Plus, it is meant to work safely, without damaging the enamel of the teeth, and while causing minimal sensitivity of the gum tissue.
Over-the-counter products aren’t always able to provide dramatic results. What’s more, some can cause discomfort during the process. Professional whitening provided by a cosmetic dentist provides more reliable results, along with the expertise of a dentist.
Cover Imperfections with Cosmetic Bonding or Porcelain Veneers
For other esthetic issues, like teeth that seem misshapen or oddly sized, cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers make great treatment options.
Bonding – cosmetic bonding can generally be completed in a single office visit, and it involves the dentist sculpting a composite resin material directly onto the surface of any teeth in need of enhancement. This is the same material frequently used ot create modern dental fillings, one prized for its ability to bond well with teeth, while still offering sturdy restorations or esthetic improvements.
Veneers – porcelain veneers can provide more long-lasting results, thanks to the stain resistance and natural strength of dental grade porcelain. That said, they generally require a bit more time to complete, than bonding, because the veneers must first be carefully crafted and then affixed.