Summer is a time when everyone wants to be outdoors enjoying the longer days spent with family and friends. From graduations to weddings, there are plenty of reasons to get your smile ready. If you’ve always wanted to whiten your smile, straighten your teeth or hide the many imperfections on your teeth, there’s no better time than now! Find out how a cosmetic dentist in Westchase District can help you achieve a more beautiful smile for summer.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized area that focuses on improving the aesthetics of a person’s smile. There are many ways this can be achieved; however, every dentist offers different services. Plus, depending on your oral health and individual dental needs, you may be better suited for one option over another. The best way to find out what kind of cosmetic service is best for you is to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Westchase District.
What Options Are Available?
Before heading to your dentist office to begin discussing cosmetic options, here are some of the services that can transform your smile into something truly beautiful:
Porcelain Veneers: Want a “smile makeover?” You can have one with porcelain veneers! These thin coverings are designed to fit over your teeth, covering any unsightly imperfections. In just two appointments, you’ll have a beautiful, stain-resistant, flawless-free smile that can last up to 15 years or more!Lumineers: Very similar to porcelain veneers, Lumineers will allow you to return to your original smile should you ever want to in the future. Porcelain veneers are permanent and require your dentist to remove some enamel for placement purposes. Lumineers are thinner veneers that are placed with little to no significant dental alterations to your teeth. Metal-Free Restorations: If you need a filling, crown or other restoration, you can say goodbye to metal and hello to a more aesthetically pleasing alternative. Using top-tier ceramics, you’ll have a restoration that is undetectable and indistinguishable from your natural teeth!Dental Bonding: This fast and effective way to correct cosmetic issues uses a tooth-colored composite resin that is sculpted in place to create a seamless smile. Although not as permanent as porcelain veneers, it takes only one appointment and gives you the desired results you want.In-Practice Teeth Whitening: Want a brighter smile in as little as one appointment? With Zoom! and KöR teeth whitening, your dentist will dramatically brighten your tooth enamel. This is a great service if you have an upcoming event in which you want to look your best.At-Home Teeth Whitening: If you want to take your teeth whitening home and do it in your comfy pajamas, that’s fine, too! You can request customized whitening trays and a professional-grade whitening gel to use at home. Just be sure to follow the instructions provided by your dentist, wearing them for the appropriate amount of time. After just one use, you’ll see a noticeable difference, but after a few weeks, you’ll start having the results you desire.Gum Recontouring/Crown Lengthening: If gum tissue is keeping you from having a show-stopping smile, your dentist can reshape your natural gum line and correct any areas with a “gummy” appearance. In addition, if your teeth are “too short,” and you’re looking to elongate your smile, crown lengthening is available.
It’s natural to want to see what your smile can look like before any work is done, and while many dentists cannot offer this type of service, you’d be surprised how technology has advanced over the years. Virtual smile design technology can show you what your smile will look like with porcelain veneers, after teeth whitening, or even after having your gums contoured.
Don’t wait another minute to get the smile you want and deserve! Talk to your dentist today about your options and achieve a summer-ready smile!
About the AuthorDr. Chad Stapleton attended Sam Houston State University for his undergraduate degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He then went on to pursue the Dental Early Admissions program at the University of Texas dental school and earned his doctorate with honors. Dr. Stapleton has received advanced training in oral surgery, dental implant placement, and restorative dentistry. He and his team at MDRN Dental want to help you achieve a beautiful new smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry. If you’re looking to transform your smile for summer, visit our website or call (713) 706-4077.