Fall is a fantastic season for spending a bit more time with the ones you love. Shorter days mean longer nights for roasting marshmallows over campfires, cuddling on the couch and cheering on the home team at the football stadium. But, if insecurities about your smile are making you uncomfortable with all that closeness, cosmetic dentistry can help. Through a number of treatments, you dentist can help you feel confident showing off your smile as you snuggle up with your family this fall.
What Are Your Options?
Whitening – if discolorations or stains are your primary concern, professional whitening can help. Unlike over-the-counter products which are often meant to lighten teeth slowly, or only slightly, over time, professional whitening can provide dramatic results, fast. If you’d like to lighten your teeth by several shades, professional whitening could be ideal.
Bonding – if you’re embarrassed by gaps between some of your teeth, or a few teeth that seem too small or misshapen, bonding can help. Plus, it can be completed in less than an hour, making it ideal for those in a time crunch, or those on a tight budget, as it is one of the most affordable forms of cosmetic dentistry.
Veneers – another popular and even longer-lasting treatment is veneers, which can correct the same concerns as bonding, but with more stain and chip-proof results. Because dental porcelain closely mimics your natural teeth’s enamel, veneers are a great choice for long-term smile improvement.
Many dentists also offer a customized combination of treatments in order to achieve a patient’s dream smile. In many cases, combining whitening with bonding or veneers is the best way to improve the smile’s overall appearance.