A smile is a beautiful thing, and if you're not happy with yours there are a number of ways to correct any issues that you may have. A visit to your dentist is no longer just for cleanings or having a cavity filled- many dentists are now offering a variety of cosmetic procedures that can give you the smile that you have always wanted. If you want to change your smile, ask your dentist about:
If you want a perfect "Hollywood movie star" smile, veneers may be your best option. Veneers are tooth colored shells, typically made of either porcelain or resin, that are applied to the front of your teeth to change the alignment, shape, size, and color of your smile. When you choose to get veneers, your dentist will work with you to help you design the smile you want- veneers are custom made, so you will have the chance to make sure that they are exactly what you want before they are applied to your teeth.
Do you hate your crooked teeth, but don't want traditional metal braces? Invisalign may be the perfect choice! The Invisalign system involves wearing clear retainers for a prescribed amount of time; as your teeth begin to shift, your dentist will give you a new retainer to wear. Over time, Invisalign will move your teeth into the perfect position, giving you a beautiful, straight smile. Many people prefer Invisalign because the retainers can be removed, making it much easier to brush and floss compared to traditional metal braces.
Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth? Bonding can fix that issue. When you have a tooth bonded, your dentist will use a tooth colored resin that can be molded to the perfect shape for your tooth. After your tooth is polished, it will look just like all of the other teeth.
One of the easiest ways to change your smile is through teeth whitening. Teeth can easily become discolored due to age, smoking, or drinking or eating foods and drinks that stain the enamel of your teeth. One of the best ways to whiten your teeth quickly is though an in-office procedure. This typically involves your dentist applying a high strength whitening agent, and the using a laser or special light to accelerate the process. The result is super white teeth that you can't get from an over the counter whitening kit.