Nothing accentuates an important day in one’s life, such as a wedding, like a bright radiant smile. Your smile makes your first impression and will be remembered by family and friends alike for years to come.
Cosmetic dentistry provides you with the options today which can deliver the smile you want. The days when dentistry merely focused on cleaning teeth or treating cavities are long gone. With the advancement of dental technology, cosmetic treatment options can provide a quick or more long lasting impact on your smile. If there are aspects of your smile which aren’t quite up to your expectations for that big day, here are some cosmetic dental options for you to consider.
[media-credit id=11 align=”alignright” width=”350″][/media-credit]One of the ways in which you can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile is with dental veneers. Cosmetic dentists recommend this dental procedure for their patients if they have discolored, cracked or chipped teeth. Veneers are also used to close any gaps that appear between the teeth, giving an even presentation throughout your smile. Since dental veneers are made of thin pieces of porcelain, they can have a natural healthy appearance. Your dentist will shape the teeth to prep them for the veneers, and then custom fit them over the front of your teeth. Porcelain will blend in with the surrounding areas, and with proper care, can give your smile a great look for many years.
[media-credit id=11 align=”alignright” width=”188″][/media-credit]In your case, if transforming your look for a wedding day means having a straighter smile, without the hassle and inconvenient of traditional metal braces, then Invisalign could be for you. The procedure involves straightening the teeth using a series of aligners which are custom made for your teeth. The aligners are practically invisible and have the added advantage of being removable. Using Invisalign will gradually straighten and position your teeth for a smile that looks great. The aligners need to be removed every two weeks to enable the teeth align themselves to the desired shape. If you are looking to plan your wedding date and want that straight Invisalign smile in time, the treatment length is dependent upon each case, but generally is anywhere from 6 month to 2 years. Only your dentist can determine the treatment length and whether Invisalign is right for you, so plan ahead to be smile-ready when the big date finally comes.
Professional teeth Whitening
[media-credit id=11 align=”alignright” width=”350″][/media-credit]Most people find that teeth whitening is more convenient than undergoing some of the procedures already mentioned, especially if their goal is to have a brighter whiter smile. If this is your smile goal, then professional teeth whitening from your dentist can give you a smile several shades brighter in a short amount of time. Laser technology has revamped the manner in which whitening procedures can be delivered by dental offices. With laser teeth whitening, a whitening product is placed on the teeth and laser is directed on it in order to activate the whitening chemical. The whitening procedure may take about an hour. If your teeth are darkened due to age, coffee, tea or smoking, chances are very good that laser teeth whitening will bring the ‘wedding grade’ results you desire.
Another way of making your teeth appear whiter is by undergoing a white filling procedure. Previously, fillings were often done using material known as amalgam. Nowadays, patients have the option of getting their teeth filled using white fillings. The idea is to not only shape your teeth but also ensure that the color matches your real teeth.
A wedding is a special event and as such, you will want your smile to be its very best. With this in mind, consider these treatment options and more that cosmetic dentistry can offer, and make sure an appointment and conversation with your dentist is on the list of your wedding plans.