Are you tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what you see? Sick of going to the movies only to spend all your time staring at the actor’s brilliant smiles, instead of enjoying their performances? Is your smile your biggest source of insecurity, when it should be a joy to show off? If so, you may have already begun considering cosmetic dentistry. But you might not know just how many ways a cosmetic dentist can help improve your smile, or how quickly smile enhancements can often be completed.
What Treatments Can Help Improve a Smile?
Teeth Whitening – Most people know of professional teeth whitening, but not all know what distinguishes it from the many over-the-counter products now available. Well professional whitening is designed to be more efficient and to provide reliably dramatic results, often lightening teeth between five and ten shades during a single course of treatment.
Bonding and Contouring – Similarly fast and very affordable, bonding and contouring can generally be completed in less than an hour. They are used to help adjust teeth that are disproportionally small, large, misshapen, jagged, or even minor gaps between the teeth.
Cosmetic Veneers – Veneers can accomplish similar results to bonding and contouring, in that they can correct size, shape and even spacing problems of the teeth. However veneers are made of durable dental porcelain, which can last even longer than bonding, and is stain-resistant as well.
Laser Gum Contouring – Though laser gum contouring is one of the more invasive cosmetic procedures, it is necessary when the esthetic issues are being caused by excessive gum tissue, rather than issues related to the teeth.
What’s a Smile Makeover?
Of course, sometimes the very best way to achieve a dream smile is by combining cosmetic treatments as part of a customized smile makeover. In this case, it is best to first discuss your options with your dentist, as well as your concerns and your exact desires for your smile, so a custom plan can be devised.