Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile can increase self confidence and overall life satisfaction. You’ll never leave home without a smile.
Many normal dental treatments can be cosmetic such as, tooth-colored fillings that are basically invisible compared to silver fillings and tooth-colored crowns (caps) can be used instead of gold or silver crowns. Here we will show you some of the best treatments available to improve your smile and the way you feel about yourself overall because your smile is the first impression… so make it your best!
Teeth whitening will dramatically whiten your smile. It will change the dull colored or stained teeth you may have to a brighter, whiter, and more beautiful smile. There are two different choices you may choose from. One being:
A Take Home Whitening Kit-this is where custom plastic whitening trays of your teeth are made. You will then place a special whitening gel in each tooth pocket of the tray and wear the trays for several hours per day (many patients wear their trays before bed). A significant change is seen within two weeks.
The second option is the chair side whitening done at the dental office. It is highly effective and the results are incredible. This is an hour procedure where you see the changes instantly.
If your teeth are stained, broken, spaced out, or shaped in a way that’s not pleasing to you, then you may want to consider having porcelain laminate veneers to enhance your smile and image. Veneers are coverings that are custom made from porcelain to conceal the surfaces of your teeth. They can make uneven teeth even, make stained teeth appear white, fill in gaps between teeth, and make broken teeth appear whole.
Veneers are extremely strong and durable and will generally not need to be replaced for several years. Some of the advantages of veneers are:
- Application is virtually painless, usually done without anesthetic.
- Veneers can cover broken teeth, uneven teeth, or fill in gaps between teeth.
- Veneers usually require only a very small amount of enamel to be removed.