Some people go through life with a smile that makes them unhappy because they are unaware of the options that a cosmetic dentist can offer them. A beautiful smile can improve your appearance and give your self-confidence a significant boost.
Before beginning any cosmetic dental procedures, schedule a consultation to assess your current oral health and the best options for you. Ideally, you need to complete any restorative dental work and have acceptable dental hygiene practices before receiving cosmetic dental services to achieve the desired results. Let’s discuss a few of the cosmetic dental procedures that are available.
Professional teeth whitening products have stronger active ingredients than over the counter products. Zoom in-office whitening treatment can lighten your teeth up to 8 shades in 45 minutes or use professional at home whitening kits with customized bleaching trays. It is important to note that crowns, veneers, fillings and some teeth stains are not affected by whitening agents.
Bonding uses tooth-colored resin to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. Also, this process closes spaces between teeth, make teeth appear longer or change the shape of your teeth.
Veneers are thin; custom-made tooth colored pieces of porcelain that adhere to your natural tooth structure with a bonding agent. They offer a minimally invasive way to cover stained teeth that are non-responsive to whitening procedures, chipped teeth and to close gaps between teeth.
Clear aligners provide an alternate method to traditional braces by using a sequence of custom-made, clear, removable “trays” to gradually straighten teeth. Patients prefer the aesthetics of this product to metal braces.
Ultimately, practicing good oral hygiene and having regular dental exams and cleanings will maintain your oral health regardless of the options in your treatment plan. Dr. James Phelan and his caring staff at Exquisite Smiles provide professional dental care in South Attleboro, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.