Are you not happy with your smile? Cosmetic procedures can aid you in the process of reaching your desired smile. Having a bright, beautiful smile can assist you in lifting your self-confidence and personal aesthetic. The following are three simple cosmetic procedures that can help improve your overall smile:
- In-office Zoom!® Whitening: There are lots of tooth whitening products on the market. If you’ve tried plastic strips or whitening toothpastes, you’ve probably realized that they don’t make the dramatic change that you see in ads. In a Zoom! treatment, your lips and gums are protected. Then whitening gel is applied to your teeth and a special light is projected into your mouth to activate it. The light and gel work together to carefully penetrate your teeth, breaking up stains and discolourations. Once the procedure is complete you get sent home with a kit that will allow you to do “touch-ups”, keeping your smile bright even longer.
- Veneers: If you have damaged, chipped, cracked, stained, worn or unevenly spaced teeth, veneers can make them look bright, straight and beautiful. Veneers are tough porcelain or composite resin shells that are bonded to the surface of your natural teeth. They look like tooth enamel, are highly resistant to stains and even light like a natural tooth. Veneers are generally done over two appointments. On your first visit, teeth are prepared, impressions are taken and so are measurements to have the custom veneers made. During the second appointment, the dentist will carefully place and bond each of the veneers to your teeth.
- Implants: Nothing provides the same level of permanence and stability as dental implants. It’s the closest thing to having a real tooth, and is designed to last a lifetime. Implants are made of titanium, which works best with living bone and tissue; it can be implanted without threat of infection. A titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone below gum level, with the post acting as a replacement for the tooth’s root. The titanium post is implemented under local anesthetic and sedation if required. Then your jaw is given time to heal and to allow the bone to fuse with the implant. Once that has occurred, the replacement tooth or crown is fitted. Implants are good for replacing a single tooth, many teeth or for providing support for dentures.
Consider these cosmetic options if you are not currently happy with your present smile. These procedures can help you reach the smile your desire.