A woman smiling after her cosmetic dentistry treatmentsYour smile is your most important facial feature. That’s not an opinion, it’s science! Research by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry compiled conclusive results. Participants in the study found that a winning smile was the first thing they noticed 48 percent of the time! So, what can you do to improve your smile if you only have time for smaller treatments?

Continue reading to find three less-invasive cosmetic dentistry treatments that can make your smile light up a room.

1. Teeth Whitening

Discolored or yellowed teeth can make you appear older than you really are. While age is equated with wisdom, stained teeth are not. Fortunately, teeth whitening offers a simple and effective solution.

This treatment involves the application of a concentrated hydrogen peroxide whitening agent to lift stains and brighten your teeth. Most of the time, you can choose an in-office treatment or at-home kits prescribed by your dentist.

However, some dentists may offer in-office teeth whitening with at-home touch-up trays! Whatever you choose, teeth whitening is a great way to improve the look of your pearly whites.

2. Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dental bonding is a versatile and simple treatment that can be applied to cover several imperfections in your teeth. Whether you’re dealing with chips, cracks, or gaps, dental bonding can do the job.

To do this, your dentist uses a tooth-colored resin that is applied and sculpted into the desired shape. Your dentist then uses a curing light to harden the resin, leaving the tooth smooth and natural-looking. This quick and painless procedure can make a significant difference in the look of your smile!

3. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells custom-made to cover the front surface of your teeth. These offer a solution that can cover multiple cosmetic concerns at once, reducing the need for multiple treatments.

Veneers can address issues like discoloration, chips, cracks, and even slightly misaligned, or uneven teeth. Your dentist will first remove a little enamel from the front of each tooth. Then, an impression is taken and sent to a dental lab where your prosthetics are made. You’ll wear temporary covers while this process is happening.

Once you return to the dentist, the shells are bonded to your teeth. This creates a seamless and natural-looking smile that can last for years with proper care.

Improving your smile doesn’t always require extensive treatments or nerve-wracking invasive procedures. These three cosmetic dentistry options—teeth whitening, cosmetic dental bonding, and porcelain veneers—offer gentle ways to enhance your smile. If you’re ready to make a positive change, talk with your dentist to determine the best approach for your unique smile goals.

About the Practice

At Windermere Dentistry, Dr. Matthew McKissock and Dr. Rupal Thakkar are your expert team of dental professionals. They work together to deliver treatments that are efficient, affordable, and tailored to your specific needs. If you need a good dentist to restore your smile, look no further. Call (407) 258-1330 to schedule an appointment or visit the website to discover the services they provide.

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