Does it feel like the year has flown by? Before you know it a whole new year will be upon us, and how will you feel about facing it? If the last time you loved the smile you see when you look in the mirror was when the tunes now gracing the oldies station were still considered modern, it could be time for an update. In fact, even if you have never loved your smile, it’s not too late for cosmetic dentistry. If you want to start the new year with a beaming and beautiful smile, now is the perfect time to schedule a visit with your cosmetic dentist.
Want to Improve Your Smile, Cosmetic Treatment Can Help
Cosmetic dentistry offers patients a number of ways to help address esthetic concerns, from stains to gaps between the teeth, jagged edges to disproportionally small teeth. Understanding the benefits of each of the forms of treatment can help you determine which might be best for you.
Whitening – in-office professional whitening can provide dramatic results, fast. Most patients are able to lighten their teeth by up to ten shades in under an hour.
Bonding – if some of your teeth appear small or misshapen, bonding can help. By applying a composite resin to your teeth, then sculpting it to form the appearance of more uniform teeth, the dentist can help create a more even smile.
Contouring – when teeth appear too large, contouring can be used to reduce their size as well as smooth the edges. Like bonding, contouring is a quick and affordable procedure, one that can usually be completed in under an hour.
Veneers – one of the most comprehensive and long-lasting ways to enhance a smile, is through the use of custom-crafted veneers, which can hide size, shape and even minor alignment issues with your teeth. If you’re looking for something stain-resistant, porcelain is an excellent choice for cosmetic (or restorative) treatment.