Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You Be Ready For Wedding Season
- March 2, 2017
Save the date(s)! Mike and Marcy are getting married in May. Jack and Jill are getting married in June. John and Judy are getting married in July. Steve and Sally … You get the idea.
As your wedding invitations start rolling in, you know you can count on pictures — lots and lots of pictures. Even if you aren’t in the wedding party, with social media, there is a pretty good chance your picture will be shared with hundreds if not thousands of people in the months to come.
If your smile doesn’t look as nice as it once did or as nice as you would like, you still have time to make some improvements. Make plans soon to visit our dentist office in Columbia, SC. Our cosmetic dentistry could do a lot before you attend your first wedding of 2017.
► Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is the most popular dental service in the United States for a simple reason. It’s quick and it’s effect.
Well, perhaps we should clarify.
Some commercial products can remove some of the stains on your teeth.
If you want to remove the deep stains — the stains created by years (or decades) of drinking coffee, tea, soft drinks, and wine — then you need the power of professional teeth whitening.
The products we offer, Opalescence and Zoom! can do more to whiten your smile than the stuff you can pick up at the store.
For the fastest results, you can try our in-office teeth whitening treatments. If you have a little more time or you prefer a do-it-yourself approach, we have take-home products as well.
Before you try teeth whitening, however, it’s a good idea to talk to someone like our Dr. Forbes. You want to make sure your mouth is healthy enough for teeth whitening before you get started.
► Dental Veneers
If you aren’t a good candidate for professional teeth whitening, you may still be able to whiten your smile with veneers.
Like teeth whitening, veneers can clean up the appearance of your stained teeth, but veneers can work on other kinds of discoloration, too. If your teeth are a different color because of the side effects of medicine, illnesses, or injuries, then teeth whitening won’t be as effective.
Dental veneers work sort of like fake fingernails. When your veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, they can transform your smile. Unlike fake fingernails, however, veneers can last for decades if you care for them correctly.
In addition to giving you a whiter smile, veneers can:
▪︎ make your teeth look straighter
▪︎ close gaps between your teeth
▪︎ make crowded teeth look evenly spaced
▪︎ restore chipped or broken teeth
Getting veneers can take a few weeks from start to finish, so making an appointment now can help you be ready well ahead of your friend or relative’s summer wedding.
► Tooth Bonding
We have seen how a single chipped tooth or a space between a couple teeth can make some patients self-conscious about their smiles.
This may seem small to some people, but it can be a big deal to others. Fortunately, we might have a simple solution that could help.
Tooth bonding, or dental bonding, involves applying a tooth-colored resin to your tooth or teeth. With this process, we can fill in the chip in your tooth or close small gaps between your teeth.
► Gum Reshaping or Tooth Lengthening
Some people have bigger hands than others. Some people have longer legs than others.
And some people have more gum tissue than others. It’s also true that some people have “short” teeth that did not erupt as far out of their gums as others.
Those last two could cause you to have a “gummy” smile. The cosmetic treatment for both of these issues is the same. By removing some of the extra gum tissue, we can reveal more of your teeth and give you a smile that you are more comfortable flashing at the camera.
If you are interested in any of our cosmetic services, schedule a consultation today at Total Dental Care of South Carolina. Call 803-272-4162 or contact us online to request your appointment soon!