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What Are Your Smile’s Cosmetic Options?

  • March 15, 2015

Getting the smile of your dreams might seem incredibly overwhelming! After all, there are so many options out there that it’s difficult to know which one would really be best for your smile! You might think you have an idea of the procedure you want, but you could also very quickly find out that the procedure you thought you wanted is not the best procedure at all!

Here at Total Dental Care of South Carolina, we try to make things easy! In fact, we aren’t sure how to make it any easier for patients like yourself who are just trying to make the best decisions for their smiles!

Cosmetic dental work can be confusing, but through the course of this blog, we hope to shed some light on the possibilities available to you and the process to go about getting those solutions in your smile! Let’s get started!

Make the Decision to Change Your Life

When you’re standing on the other side of this fence, it seems like cosmetic dental work is unreachable. It might seem too expensive, too confusing, or too complicated. It doesn’t have to remain that way!

The first decision you have to make is whether or not you want to change your life! After all, having a beautiful smile WILL change your life. It will change your confidence level, and it will change the way others perceive you! You can begin the entire process with one phone call to set up a consultation appointment.

Cosmetic Consultation

We are one of the few dental offices in Columbia, SC that offers a true cosmetic consultation. You see, we don’t want you to jump into this completely blind! We want you to know what your options are and how to best go about getting the smile of your dreams! We created this special consultation to take the guess work out of cosmetic dentistry.

Below we have an overview of some of the things we will discuss. Let’s take a quick look at those items so that you can go ahead and begin thinking about them before you set up your appointment!

What Do You Like About Your Smile?

You can’t make improvements until you fully evaluate your smile first. It begins with the positives! What is it about your smile that you really love? No one hates EVERYTHING about their smile, so take a day or two, look in the mirror, and figure out what WORKS for your smile.

What Do You Want to Change?

Once you have an idea of what works for your smile, you can think in more detail about what needs to be changed. It can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the actual problem, which is why we break down cosmetic improvements into three categories listed below.

Color: The shade of your teeth plays a huge role. If you don’t like the darkening or yellowing of your teeth, you are going to be looking for some sort of whitening solution.

Shape: Each of your teeth has a unique shape. Ideally, those shapes would match so that your smile is symmetrical, but that doesn’t always happen for patients. Some have symmetrical smiles, but their teeth are too short or too skinny. If that’s the case, you will be looking for something to alter the shape of your teeth.

Alignment: Teeth that are too crowded, overlapping, or have gaps are dealing with alignment issues. For this, you’ll be looking at a solution to either hide the misalignment or correct the misalignment.

Cosmetic Solutions for YOU

Now that you have an idea of what could be bothering you about your teeth, we’d like to briefly share some common cosmetic solutions that we use every single day here in the office! One of these solutions should correlate with the complaint you have for your smile.

Whitening: We offer quality teeth whitening right here in the office. We will make sure that your teeth improve in color without risking the health or integrity of your teeth!

Veneers: Veneers can solve all sorts of problems from deep staining, to misshaped teeth, to uneven teeth. Veneers cover the flaws and give you a Hollywood smile of your dreams!

Short-term Orthodontics: Alignments issues used to be very difficult to correct, especially for adults, but new short-term orthodontic options make the process much easier. On top of that, we offer braces that are invisible in your mouth, making your orthodontic treatment the most comfortable improvement you could make!

Make Your Appointment Today!

Want to learn more about the options for your smile? Contact us today to set up YOUR cosmetic consultation! We would LOVE to sit down and discuss your options with you very soon, so don’t wait to get in touch! You’re going to love your new smile!


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