Did you know that people who have an attractive smile are perceived to be more intelligent, likable and even younger than those who don’t? Countless studies have shown this to be true time and time again, but that’s no reason to lose hope if you don’t like the smile you were born with! In fact, a cosmetic dentist can safely and reliably transform your smile in less time than you might expect. And since 2019 just got started, why not make this the year you get a smile you can be proud of? Keep reading below to find out how several cosmetic dental procedures can transform your smile in 2019!
There are a variety of whitening options available today, and one of the main differences between them is how quickly they deliver results. If you want your bright new smile immediately, you might consider an in-office Zoom! procedure. With this option, you’ll come in for a 1-hour appointment and leave with your final result.
If you prefer to whiten more gradually, a take-home option will work great. It involves filling custom-made trays with a professional-strength whitening gel and wearing them at home for 30-60 minutes a day, for about 10-14 days.
Porcelain veneers are a wonderful option for a wide variety of patients, especially those who are trying to mask multiple imperfections at the same time. These thin, strong shells adhere to the front of the teeth to give them a whole new appearance, and are perfect for:
- Severe staining or discoloration that doesn’t respond to whitening treatments
- Minor crowding
- Small or oddly-shaped teeth
With Invisalign, you can discretely straighten your teeth without brackets and wires. This alternative to braces uses clear plastic trays to move your teeth into their ideal position over time. It also offers the following benefits:
- Average treatment time is less than braces (between 6 -18 months instead of 24).
- The trays are removable, so it’s much easier to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment.
- Wearing clear plastic trays is much more comfortable than brackets and wires.
- There are no dietary restrictions.
Using the same material that’s used for tooth-colored fillings on the back teeth, cosmetic bonding is a great way to fix fairly minor imperfections on the front teeth such as small chips, cracks, cavities and discolorations.
What’s the First Step of a Smile Makeover?
If you’re interested in a smile makeover, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. In some cases, they may recommend a simple cosmetic bonding procedure. In others, more than one procedure may give you the results you’re after.
Either way, you’ll be one step closer to having the gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted in 2019!
About the Author
Dr. Larry C. Young is a general and cosmetic dentist who combines modern technology with an artistic touch to provide his patients with outstanding cosmetic results. He always begins every smile makeover with a thorough consultation so he can understand exactly what his patients are looking for. If you’d like to enhance your smile and have any other questions, he can be contacted through his website or at (904) 731-9833.