Cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a smile makeover to lighten and brighten your teeth; correct dental maladies like chipped, broken, misaligned, or missing dentition; and literally make all the things you dislike about your smile and teeth disappear. Of course, you will want to protect your investment … your cosmetic dentist can provide you with a new smile and all the information you need to maintain your cosmetic dental work.
You can try toothpastes, rinses, strips, and over the counter gadgets to try to whiten your teeth; however, your cosmetic dentist has the products that will deliver results … whether you opt to whiten in one appointment in the office or at your own pace in the privacy of your home, you know the products you are using are designed for safety and to provide maximum results.
You can preserve whitening longer by limiting consumption of the foods and beverages known to stain … coffee, tea, cola, red wine, certain berries, tomato based sauces, dark sauces like balsamic and soy, and some seasonings … to name a few. If you choose to imbibe, use a straw with cold drinks and plan to rinse as soon as you can following consumption.
Chipped enamel, deep intrinsic stain, misaligned or asymmetrical dentition, or unwanted gaps between teeth can disappear in a matter of a couple dental appointments over a period of a few weeks. Porcelain veneers are very thin, tooth colored shells that are made to the specifications of your teeth in size, shape, and shade.
They will be permanently cemented to the front of teeth requiring repair. While veneers are designed to last for many years, care must be taken to prevent breaking or dislodging them. Do not bite into hard or sticky foods … cut food into pieces to be chewed. Never bite your nails or use your teeth to open packages.
Missing teeth can impact your ability to chew, speak clearly, and smile without embarrassment. Dental implants provide a way to restore dentition with a permanent solution that is as close to your natural teeth as possible. Caring for dental implants requires nothing special – brush and floss every day, and see your dentist every six months for cleaning and dental exam.
For additional tips or to schedule a smile makeover consultation, contact Aesthetic Dental Partners today.