Summer is fast approaching, which means vacation season is almost upon us! Whether you are headed to the beach this summer, planning a staycation or excited to attend a music festival with friends, your smile will be front and center in countless photos and videos taken to capture the memories being made. However, if you have chipped, cracked or stained teeth, you may not feel confident enough to live in the moment and smile fully. But don’t worry – a cosmetic dentist in Richardson can help. Here are 3 ways to transform your smile this summer with cosmetic dentistry.
How to Achieve a Bright White Smile
Fantastically white teeth are not just for A-list celebrities! Professional at-home teeth whitening can eliminate stains and dramatically brighten your smile – all on your own schedule.
First, your dentist will create impressions of your teeth and gums to fabricate stone teeth models. Those models of your teeth are used to create custom-made whitening trays that will fit comfortably in your mouth. Just apply the whitening gel to the trays and wear at home as directed by your dentist, and you will soon notice a whiter smile when you look in the mirror!
Direct Bonding: Minor Treatment, Major Results
Minor dental imperfections can still have a major impact on the appearance of your smile and your self-esteem. Fortunately, direct bonding offers a quick and easy solution!
Bonding treatment involves the application of composite resin to a tooth to restore damaged or missing enamel. The natural-colored resin can be sculped to the perfect shape and size to restore the appearance of your tooth and then hardened into place using a special curing light.
Dental bonding is an easy and cost-effective way to repair:
- Chipped teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Decayed teeth
In less than an hour, you can walk out of the dentist’s office with a rejuvenated smile!
How Porcelain Veneers Can Transform Your Smile
Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are custom-designed to fit on the front of your teeth to fix minor flaws in your smile like chipped, broken or misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers offer a range of benefits, including:
- Natural appearance – Thanks to their translucent quality, veneers can blend in seamlessly with the rest of your natural smile
- Brighter smile – Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains from coffee and other dark foods and drinks
- No recovery time – You can walk out of the dentist’s office as soon as the placement procedure is complete and continue your day with a new improved smile!
- Long-term solution – With proper care, porcelain veneers can last from 7 to 15 years
Hit the beach this summer with a smile you can show off with confidence! Talk to a dentist in Richardson today about which cosmetic dentistry solution best suits you.
About the Author
A proud graduate of the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Meredith Davis helps her patients in Richardson transform their smiles by offering a range of cosmetic dentistry solutions. Patients interested in finally fixing their dental flaws can contact Dr. Davis via her website or by calling 972-231-4876.