Are you fully satisfied with your smile? Do you smile with confidence when you meet someone new or pose for a photo?
Your smile says a lot about you. It’s the first thing people notice when they meet you. What kind of first impression does your smile make?
With the help of cosmetic dentistry, you could boost your self confidence in ways that could change your life.
Whiten your smile
One of the easiest ways to improve your smile is to whiten your teeth. Professional teeth whitening treatment can provide dramatic results in just a single in-office treatment or in a few weeks with a take-home treatment. The bleaching agent used in professional whitening products is safe and effective. It won’t damage your enamel or cause tooth sensitivity.
In-office bleaching is applied during a single appointment. Your dentist and his team carefully control the degree of whitening to provide natural results. A protective gel or rubber shield is placed over your gums to protect them from any irritation that may occur.
Take-home bleaching includes a custom-made tray that fits over your teeth to ensure even distribution of the bleaching agent. You can whiten your teeth at night for convenience, applying the treatment every night until you reach the desired shade of white.
If your teeth have imperfections, such as chips or stains that don’t respond to whitening treatment, cosmetic bonding or veneers may be an option for you.
Cosmetic bonding uses tooth colored material to reshape teeth that are chipped or worn down. It can also cover stubborn stains. Once hardened, this composite resin can maintain its strength for many years.
Veneers are thin, shell-like covers for your teeth. They attach to the front side of your teeth to cover imperfections and make the teeth look more uniform. Veneers are most commonly made of porcelain because it resembles natural tooth enamel.
Straighten your teeth
Do you have crooked teeth or gaps that make you self conscious about your smile? Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth discreetly with clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible and gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. In just four to six months you can close gaps, straighten crooked teeth, and improve your smile. An added bonus is that straightening your teeth and aligning your bite improves your dental health.
Replace missing teeth
A missing tooth or teeth can leave a gap in your smile and allow your other teeth to shift out of place. Replacing missing teeth can improve your smile as well as your dental health. Tooth replacement options include:
- Crowns A crown is a protective cap placed over a tooth. It can restore a tooth that has experienced significant decay or damage. Crowns are typically made of a matching tooth-colored material for a natural appearance.
- Dental Implants A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed in the jaw and then has a crown attached. It provides a natural look and function.
- Bridges A bridge can replace one more missing teeth in a row. It attaches via crowns placed over the adjacent teeth on either side of the gap, with one or more artificial teeth suspended between.
Midtown Dental Care Associates can transform your smile
Are you ready to boost your confidence with cosmetic dentistry? Midtown Dental Care Associates can transform your smile with a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures. With improvements to your smile you can stop hesitating and start smiling without even thinking about it anymore.