Three Dramatic Smile Makeover Procedures
Anyone who has aesthetic dental flaws such as discolored, gapped, or crooked teeth can benefit from cosmetic dentistry treatment. Although procedures that improve the appearance of the teeth and gums are referred to as “cosmetic,” the health of a patient's mouth must be taken into consideration when patients undergo treatment. Prior to getting treatment, dental patients must work with their dentist to get the gums and teeth in good health. Once all dental health issues are resolved, patients can undergo smile makeover treatments such as teeth whitening, placement of porcelain veneers, the use of dental implants with Abilene cosmetic dentist Tim Simpson.
Teeth whitening is probably the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. It can quickly improve the appearance of a patient's smile by removing years of build-up and discoloration that has resulted from coffee and soda consumption or smoking. Professional teeth whitening involves the application of lightening agents that are applied to the teeth for about an hour. In-office whitening is more effective and lasts longer than at-home kits that are sold over-the-counter. In order to maintain the results of your professional whitening treatment, most dentists will give you a follow-up kit.
Porcelain veneers mask discolored, chipped, or mismatched teeth. These thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain are custom fabricated for each patient and fit snuggly over the front of each tooth. Our Abilene porcelain veneers patients experience a beautiful and natural looking smile in as little as one week.
Whether you are missing one or several teeth, it can seriously affect the health, function, and appearance of your smile. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently fixed to the mouth with an anchor that is placed in the jawbone and gum tissue. Dental implants offer a stable, long lasting tooth replacement option and are an excellent alternative to dentures and dental bridges.
These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients. If you are unhappy with the overall appearance of your smile, contact our practice to learn more about your treatment options.