Now that the weather is finally beginning to warm, you may officially have spring – or even summer – on your mind. But before you break out the sandals and shorts, or head to the mall for some new accessories, why not take time to address the most important part of any look – your smile? The start of a new season is actually a great time to talk with your cosmetic dentist about how an artistic smile makeover could give you renewed confidence, just in time for all your warm weather adventures!
Update Your Look with Professional Treatment
One of the most common forms of cosmetic treatment is also one of the fastest and most affordable, and that is professional teeth whitening. Though there are numerous over-the-counter products that claim to lighten teeth, few can provide the same kind of dramatic results for which professional whitening is known.
Many patients actually enjoy teeth that are up to eight shades lighter, when they choose professional whitening treatment, and most dentists offer two convenient options: in-office treatment, which often takes under an hour, or take-home products, which can be completed in one’s home, over the course of a few weeks.
Enjoy Added Confidence Through Cosmetic Dentistry
Of course, there are other treatments that can help hide a number of imperfections, from disproportionately shaped or sized teeth to minor gaps in the smile. Cosmetic bonding is a fast solution, as it uses the dentist’s own artistry to sculpt a composite resin onto the teeth to hide any flaws, and to correct inconsistencies. The resin is actually the same kind used to create modern dental fillings, because it is durable and bonds tightly with teeth.
Porcelain veneers are an even longer-lasting option, thanks to the stain resistance of dental-grade porcelain. Many patients can actually enjoy their porcelain dental work, veneers or crowns, for more than ten years with proper preventive care!