When was the last time you went out with friends, and felt confident laughing with them, much less meeting new people? How long has it been since you could speak with coworkers or others, without feeling the desire to hide your smile? Imperfections in the smile can cause a great deal of insecurity, making otherwise fun activities awkward, embarrassing, or downright frightening. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address many imperfections, with great, natural-looking results. So if you are ready to enjoy restored confidence, make 2017 the year you speak with your cosmetic dentist about the treatments that could help leave you with a more beautiful, confidence-inducing smile!
Lighten Up Your Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening
If your biggest or only cause for concern is staining of your teeth, then the dentist is likely to recommend professional teeth whitening. While there are many over-the-counter dental care products available, which claim they can lighten teeth, most are only able to lighten teeth by a few shades, and often only after extended use.
Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, is often able to lighten teeth by several shades, quickly, allowing for dramatic results, perfect for a special occasion like a graduation, wedding, or simply increased confidence.
Address Esthetic Imperfections with Porcelain Veneers
For more comprehensive issues, such as disproportionately sized teeth, or that appear misshapen, the dentist might recommend either cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers, both of which can be used to address a host of esthetic imperfections.
Veneers are one of the most popular options, though, because of their durability and natural stain resistance, which makes them a long-lasting treatment option. In fact, many patients can enjoy veneers for more than ten years!