The internet is a wonderful place to learn new things, meet new people, and ask the burning questions you’ve feared asking anyone else. It can also be a place that incites unhealthy life, beauty, and career goals, such as perfect families, perfect skin, perfect jobs, and perfect teeth. It’s certainly possible that many pictures on the internet are photoshopped, but many people we see online and on TV have found ways to achieve beautiful smiles, and you can too!
Cosmetic dentistry is no longer just for the rich and famous. These dental procedures are more affordable and accessible than ever before because of the rise in demand and dental technology.
Here are a few of the ways people of all ages and in all life stages achieve beautiful smiles:
Dental bonding corrects chipped, gapped, broken, and stained teeth. It is one of the most affordable and conservative cosmetic dental procedures.
The cosmetic dental bonding procedure is completed in one appointment. The dentist uses a conditioning treatment on the surface of the tooth to rough up the enamel. Then, she paints the composite resin onto the tooth, lets it harden, then uses sculpting tools to shape it.
Unfortunately, dental bonding doesn’t last as long as porcelain veneers and other cosmetic procedures. Patients who choose cosmetic dental bonding should avoid tooth-staining foods and beverages and using abrasive toothpastes to ensure the material lasts.
Veneers were created in the 1920s by Dr. Charles Pincus. Dr. Pincus worked for some of Hollywood’s brightest stars at the time and wanted to give them the ability to have a perfect smile during events and while filming.
Since the 1920s, veneers have come a long way! For starters, they are readily available to all dental patients. Porcelain veneers are also a permanent, durable, and natural-looking solution to an imperfect smile. Patients with severe dental stains, gaps between their teeth, small teeth, and teeth that are oddly shaped often seek out porcelain veneers.
Coffee, red wine, pasta sauce, and juices make it nearly impossible to keep our teeth pearly white. Thankfully, most dentists now offer professional teeth whitening that brightens teeth by up to eight shades! This process is safe, simple, and satisfying for all.
Professional teeth whitening is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to drastically improve the appearance of your smile. Don’t waste time or money on over-the-counter whitening treatments that always disappoint. Schedule an appointment with your dentist today!
Want to create a perfectly aligned smile with your natural teeth without the burden of bulky, metal braces? Invisalign clear aligners could be the solution!
Most dental patients with crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth are suitable candidates for Invisalign which works by creating micromovements through gentle pressure. Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, comfortable, convenient, and affordable! Our dentist often recommends this treatment for older teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic issues.
For patients with severe orthodontic issues, traditional braces may be recommended.
Beautiful smiles aren’t natural to most people, but they can look and feel natural! At Smiles for Grant Park, Dr. Abbey J. Lee is committed to creating smiles that boost confidence and improve a person’s life, not just appearance. Her extensive education and training have prepared her to do just that.
To schedule your initial consultation, contact our Grant Park office today at (404) 328-7177.