Have you ever noticed a friend, family member, coworker, or someone you’ve seen on TV that seemingly has a perfect smile? Of course you have!
While some people are born with great-looking teeth, many of us unfortunately can’t say the same. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have an incredible smile and walk into a room, smile big, and have an overflowing aura of self-confidence.
When patients mention wanting to improve their smile to us, it’s often followed with, “What cosmetic dentistry procedures are the most common and what do you think I need?”
We’re going to share with you a few of the most successful (and most common) cosmetic procedures we perform at Shining Smiles Family Dentistry. Whether you have a single tooth that just needs a little work or you’re interested in a complete smile makeover, our team can help you get what you really want...a beautiful smile.
This one probably doesn’t need much explanation. At Shining Smiles, we use a professional, in-office teeth whitening procedure that has been scientifically proven to whiten your teeth several shades in under an hour.
While take-home and over-the-counter whitening kits can get results over a period of time, nothing compares to a professional, in-office procedure in regards to speed and outcome. You can quite literally walk into our office with dull, stained, yellow, or brown teeth and walk out with a brighter, whiter smile.
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Bonding is a quick, painless procedure that is great for a single chipped or cracked tooth. While dental bonding isn’t recommended for extensive repair, it can restore the function and aesthetics of a single tooth that has been damaged due to some form of dental trauma.
Some of the most common reasons people chip their teeth include:
- Getting hit in the face (accidentally) with some type of hard or heavy object
- Using their teeth as tools (never do this)
- Teeth grinding (bruxism), which often occurs while sleeping
Regardless of the reason, with dental bonding we can make a damaged tooth look as good as new (and it is also a relatively inexpensive procedure).
A veneer is a very thin, yet sturdy piece of porcelain (about the thickness of a contact lens) that adheres to the front of your tooth in order to improve the aesthetic appearance of the tooth.
Porcelain veneers are the most common cosmetic dental treatment to turn an average smile into an extraordinary one, and it’s a procedure we perform quite often at Shining Smiles.
If you are looking for a dental treatment that will cover gaps, chips, stains and make your smile shine, then porcelain veneers may be the right procedure for you.
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Dental Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are fixed cosmetic restorations that are used to enhance the natural beauty of your smile. If you have teeth that are severely damaged, crowns and bridges may be the best care alternative for you.
Specifically, crowns and bridges are often used to finish a dental implant restoration and give you the bright, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
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Six Month Smiles®
Let’s face it, no adult wants to wear traditional metal braces. Whether right or wrong, there is a certain social stigma associated with braces in adulthood. So if you’re an adult looking to straighten your teeth, what are you to do?
At Shining Smiles, we have many adult patients who have seen great success straightening their teeth with the Six Month Smiles treatment program. Six Month Smiles can provide straight teeth in less time when compared to traditional metal braces, and they look much better than traditional braces as well!
While the dental implant procedure offered at our Powder Springs dental practice is not a purely cosmetic one, we’ve put it here because many patients who want to improve both the function and aesthetics of their smile (and bite) will need dental implants.
You can think of dental implants as the “foundation” of any cosmetic procedure. You may not need implants, but if we find that your foundation is unstable, we will encourage you to address that issue first; otherwise your cosmetic restoration would have an increased likelihood of failing.
As mentioned, most patients will probably not need dental implants, but it is important to understand that this restorative procedure may need to be a part your smile makeover.
Not sure which procedure is right for you? We’re here to guide you!
We don’t expect you to schedule your appointment and know exactly which cosmetic procedure you need; that’s what we are here for. During your initial cosmetic dentistry consultation, we will evaluate your smile, discuss your goals, and make recommendations that are in alignment with your desired outcome.
One thing we pride ourselves on is honesty and transparency. At Shining Smiles, we will never recommend more treatment than is needed just to make a few extra bucks; it’s just not how we do things around here.
By scheduling your cosmetic dentistry consultation with us, you’ll get a better understanding of which procedures are right for you, what outcomes you can expect, and an honest assessment of cost (we know price is often the "elephant in the room" and we will openly and honestly discuss what you can expect regarding costs).
The next step? Give us a call.
If you work or live in or around the Lost Mountain area of Powder Springs, and have been considering improving your smile for some time now, we want to hear from you. Just give our office a call or visit our contact page in order to get in touch.
It’s time to love your smile again. Call us today to schedule your consultation.