When was the last time you smiled confidently for a selfie, or even enjoyed a night out with friends without feeling insecure about your smile? In fact, do you spend a great deal of time worrying about the appearance of your smile? If so, what do you really want this Christmas? If it is a more beautiful smile, then stop writing to Santa. Instead, it is time to talk to your cosmetic dentist about what could be done to help you achieve a dazzling smile this holiday season.
Address Deep Staining with Professional Whitening
One of the most common esthetic complaints is staining and discoloration. That is because the teeth’s enamel is strong, but porous. Over time it can become discolored by the foods and drinks people consume. Tobacco is another common cause of deep tooth discoloration.
To help reverse staining, many dentists recommend professional teeth whitening, which can often lighten teeth by a dramatic eight shades. Perhaps best of all, whitening can often be completed in a few weeks or less, making it a great option for those getting ready for a special event, such as a winter graduation, a wedding, or a holiday party.
Correct Other Imperfections with Bonding or Veneers
For other issues, cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers are great choices. Both help to create better symmetry and more dazzling smiles. Bonding relies on a composite resin material sculpted onto the teeth to hide common imperfections, like inconsistencies in the size or shape of the teeth. Veneers are crafted from durable dental-grade porcelain. Both can create natural-looking enhancements, but they differ in price and longevity. Bonding is generally faster and more affordable, since it can be completed in-office. Veneers take longer to complete, in most cases, but they offer longer-lasting results, because the porcelain is stain resistance.