The Secret to Improving Your Smile
April 22, 2014
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
The Secret To a Better Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry
Every season many of our Lakewood patients strive to get healthy—especially when the weather warms up. This may include kicking a bad habit, finally starting that exercise program or eating better. Improving your health and well-being is a common goal that many of us make as we look forward to a fresh new season. When compiling your own list of “Ways to Get Healthy” for spring or summer, don’t forget to keep your dental health in mind, too.
Repairing a damaged or dull smile is easy with modern dentistry. Referred to as cosmetic dentistry, there are numerous smile-enhancing dental treatments available to turn even the most damaged teeth into a bright, beautiful smile. From teeth whitening procedures to porcelain veneers in Lakewood, our office can help you easily step into spring and summer with a more confident, stunning smile.
You can Gain A Brighter Smile with Teeth Whitening
It’s not uncommon for years of drinking tea and coffee or bad habits like, smoking to gradually result in a discolored smile. With teeth whitening, eliminating stains and enhancing your natural white can produce dramatic results in as little as an hour. In-office teeth bleaching performed by a professional dentist involves applying a bleaching gel to the teeth and activating the whitening solution with special lighting for approximately 30 minutes. Once the bleaching gel has penetrated the stains, it is rinsed off. Our dentist in Lakewood, CO will provide you with trays, custom designed to perfectly fit your teeth so that you can continue the bleaching process at home with a less powerful gel. By using the gel and the trays on a regular basis, you can touch up and continue the bleaching process. Or, if some years later you notice your teeth shade fading, you can use the trays and gel to bleach again, without having to go through the in-office procedure.
The Total Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers
If your teeth are cracked, stained, uneven or chipped, veneers may be the perfect option for transforming the most damaged smile. These thin, porcelain shells are custom-designed by our Lakewood, CO cosmetic dentist to perfectly cover and match your natural smile to mask most any dental blemish, including stains and cracks. In some cases, veneers are even a viable alternative to braces. Compared to many treatment options, veneers will last a long time, up to 20 years, and correct the alignment of your smile by covering damaged or misshapen teeth.
This spring and summer, set a goal to get a healthy, more confident smile. Talk to our dentist in Lakewood about cosmetic dentistry, your goals for treatment, and which options may be best for your teeth. In as little as one appointment, you’ll be smiling brighter.