Top Dental Treatments for A Summer Smile

Summer is a time for fun in the sun and a time to show off your smile. If you’re looking for a way to improve the appearance of your teeth, there are lots of dental treatments that can help. From cosmetic dental treatments like teeth whitening and veneers to regular checkups and cleanings, there are several ways to get a summer-ready smile.

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Cosmetic Dentistry 

Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on improving the look of your teeth, gums, and bite. It can be used to change the color, shape, size, and alignment of your teeth, as well as the overall appearance of your smile.

Below are a few of the most popular cosmetic dental services:

Teeth whitening: Dark-colored foods and drinks (especially carbonated drinks) can stain your teeth over time. There are many different whitening methods available, including over-the-counter whitening strips, in-office whitening treatments and laser whitening treatments.

For the best and most noticeable results, we typically recommend a professionally done teeth whitening procedure in our office.

Crowns: A crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, is a cosmetic restoration option that permanently covers your tooth. A crown can restore the beauty, function and shape of your teeth. Dental crowns are typically made of porcelain and act as a durable solution for tooth decay, cracks and discolorations.  

Veneers: Made from high-quality ceramic, veneers are thin coverings that are bonded to the front of a tooth. The procedure involves the removal of a thin layer of tooth enamel and taking bite impressions that are used to fabricate the veneers. Veneers can be used to straighten or close gaps between teeth.

Bonding and Contouring: This is a cost-effective way to improve your smile, the results are visible after the procedure. The procedure involves a dentist applying composite resin material that is of the same color as the patient’s other teeth. The tooth is first hardened using a special curing light, the dentist will then contour and polish the area to leave you with a completely new look.

Reconstructive Dentistry

This is a field of dentistry that specializes in restoring the function and appearance of teeth that have been damaged or lost. It can be used to restore the function and appearance of teeth, as well as improve the overall health of the mouth. Reconstructive dentistry can be used to treat a variety of dental problems, including missing teeth, damaged teeth, and discolored teeth.

Below are a few different reconstructive dental services that can help brighten your smile:

Dental Implants: These are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth or to support bridges and dentures. Losing a tooth or teeth is an unfortunate event and it may make you self conscious of your smile. Dental implants can offer a great and long term solution for missing teeth..

Bridges: A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between existing teeth or dental implants. It consists of one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are held in place by dental crowns or abutments on either side. The crowns are placed on the natural teeth or implants adjacent to the gap, serving as anchors to secure the bridge in place.

Dentures: These are removable artificial teeth used to replace missing teeth. There are different types of dentures based on the number of missing teeth. Full dentures, which replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, and partial dentures, which replaces some of the teeth in the jaw.

The above reconstructive dental options are great options for restoring the physical appearance of teeth. If you’re looking to get your confident smile back, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions that you may have.

Regular Checkups

Regardless of the season, dental checkups are one of the most important dental treatments you can get. They are not cosmetic or reconstructive treatments, but they are essential for maintaining proper oral health and preventing dental problems.

During a checkup, your dentist may do all or some of the following:

  • Examine your teeth and gums for any potential problems.
  • Clean your teeth and remove plaque and tartar.
  • Give you advice on how to improve your oral health at home.

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