Are you already in the process of making your holiday shopping list and checking it twice? If so, are you feeling a bit stumped about what Santa should bring you this year? If you have long felt embarrassed by imperfections in your smile, why not give yourself a gift that will keep on giving, this holiday season, a brighter and more beautiful smile? Cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to stop wishing for a better-looking smile, and instead to take steps towards achieving one. And what could be a better gift to yourself than that?
Enjoy a Brighter Smile
If your biggest concern is staining or discoloration of your teeth, then professional teeth whitening could be an ideal solution. Professional treatment is able to create more noticeable results, more quickly, than most over-the-counter products that claim to lighten teeth. In fact, most patients can enjoy teeth that are several shades lighter during a single course of treatment, by choosing professional teeth whitening/bleaching.
Hide a Variety of Imperfections
For bigger or more extensive issues, though, cosmetic bonding makes a fast and affordable option. Cosmetic bonding can often be completed in under an hour, because it relies on a dentist’s own artistry to help sculpt composite resin onto the teeth in order to hide imperfections. This material is the same one used in many modern dental fillings, because it bonds well with teeth and creates natural-looking results.
Porcelain veneers are an even more durable way to address similar esthetic concerns, thanks to porcelain’s strength and stain resistance. That said, veneers often cost more and take longer to be completed, than bonding, so determining which is right for you is best done through a consultation with your cosmetic dentist.