How cosmetic dentistry can dramatically enhance your appearance
It’s that time of year where family Christmas cards are expected. Although there is a part of you that wants to show off your beautiful family, you dread having to smile for the camera. You wonder how many years you can get away with just sharing a picture of the kids. Or maybe this year you can pose in such a way that your smile doesn’t have to be displayed.
Does this mental rundown sound all too familiar? If you are one of the ones who avoid smiling for pictures year after year due to the appearance of your smile – rest assured you are not alone. The good news is there are options available to help improve the look of your smile so you can have the confidence of displaying it for all to see.
Our dentists at Every Smile in Chandler, AZ offer a host of cosmetic dentistry treatments and orthodontics that are designed to help individuals enhance their appearance. Continue reading to learn some of the most popular treatments available, or contact us today online or by calling (480) 732-7874 to schedule your consultation.
Tooth loss can occur from a number of factors, such as facial trauma, a bad fall, or simply from severe tooth decay. No matter the reason or how significant the tooth loss, missing teeth can negatively impact your appearance and self-confidence. As times goes on, unaddressed tooth loss can also lead to other serious issues that may require more extensive dental work.
At Every Smile, we offer dental implants and customized restorations to replace missing teeth. Whether you are missing one tooth or an entire row of teeth, we have what you need to restore your smile back to full function. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone. As they integrate with surrounding tissues, they will become a natural part of your jawbone and provide a firm foundation for either a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture.
Have Stained Teeth?
How to achieve a brighter smile is one of the more commonly asked questions at dental offices today. Though enamel is durable, over time it can start to yellow and stain, making your pearly whites not so bright. This is typically the result of age, genetics, and the foods and beverages you consume. When dental staining and discoloration have only affected the outer layer of your tooth, we recommend professional teeth whitening. For this treatment, the dentist will take impressions of your smile so that customized trays can be designed. Once they are completed, you will be sent home with a whitening gel that should be used in combination with your trays. For the most effective results, trays should be worn overnight or at least 30 minute a day. Professional teeth whitening provides faster results than over-the-counter options, and limits your risk for dental sensitivity and gum irritation.
Want a Straighter Smile?
Crooked and unevenly spaced teeth are harder to hide than some other cosmetic imperfections, and can affect adults just as much as adolescents, perhaps even more so. We understand that as an adult, traditional metal braces may not be a viable option for your budget, lifestyle, or timeframe. In such cases, we offer Invisalign®. This orthodontic solution uses clear aligners to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment. Because they are made from clear plastic and fit closely against your teeth, they are virtually invisible. Some of the other great benefits include:
- Easy maintenance
- Removability of aligners
- No food restrictions
- More comfortable than traditional braces
The average timeline is completed in about 12 to 15 months, but will depend on the severity of your misalignment and how diligently you wear your aligners.
Have a Variety of Imperfections?
If you have teeth that are severely stained, crooked, unevenly spaced, or chipped – we offer veneers. Made from thin porcelain, these customized shells will bond to the front of your tooth to conceal a variety of blemishes. Each shell will be shade-matched to your natural enamel, and fabricated to blend with the aesthetics of your smile. To achieve even more dramatic results, you can undergo teeth whitening beforehand.
Renew Your Smile
Our dentists provide expert care in a comfortable environment using some of the latest techniques and treatments. Please contact our office today online or by calling (480) 732-7874 to renew your smile with cosmetic dentistry.