Are you concerned about the way your smile looks? Do noticeable imperfections make you feel insecure about showing your teeth when talking with friends, or having your photo taken? Few physical traits have a faster or longer-lasting impact on the people you meet than your smile. So if you want to make sure yours is one for which you can feel proud, and enjoy showing off, it is time to talk with your cosmetic dentist about the many treatments that can be used to ensure your smile looks its absolute best!
When Is Professional Whitening the Answer?
Professional teeth whitening is one of the most well-known and frequently requested forms of cosmetic dentistry. That is because dental stains are one of the most common causes for cosmetic concern.
Over time, the foods and drinks you enjoy can stain the teeth, causing noticeable discoloration and even making your smile look older than it is. Fortunately, professional whitening can lighten teeth by several shades, helping to brighten and rejuvenate your entire smile. Unlike over-the-counter options, which often take prolonged periods of time to create dramatic results, professional whitening is designed to drastically lighten teeth fast, often by eight or more shades in a matter of a few weeks.
Are Your Teeth Oddly Sized or Shaped?
If you have some or several teeth that are disproportionately sized or shaped, then you may wish to speak with your dentist about the various forms of treatment that could help. Cosmetic bonding is one solution. It is a fast and affordable way to create a more symmetrical-looking smile, by hiding imperfections related to the size, shape or even spacing of your teeth. It can also hide permanent staining, and can usually be completed in less than an hour.
Porcelain veneers can address similar concerns, yet the results are even longer lasting, because of porcelain’s natural strength and its innate stain resistance.
Talk to your dentist about both options, and the limitations of each, to determine which is the best treatment for you!