Cosmetic dental work has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason: enhancing the aesthetics of a smile can be life changing. Visible smile imperfections can take a toll on folks. From reducing self-esteem to causing social isolation, a flawed smile affects many facets of one’s life. At Tate Family Dentistry, our goal is to improve the aesthetic appeal of a smile without negatively affecting oral function or causing one’s teeth to look unnatural.
Receiving cosmetic dental work is more accessible than one might think. In fact, someone you know has likely benefitted from a cosmetic treatment or two. Our dentists at Tate Family Dentistry offer professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and white restorations to help achieve beautiful, white smiles.
Professional Teeth Whitening
With exposure to dark beverages and foods comes permanent tooth stains. Darkly pigmented foods and drinks like wine and coffee will penetrate the enamel layer of teeth and form permanent stains over time. Once stains develop beneath the enamel surface of teeth, they are difficult to get out. Despite claims made by popular over the counter products, store-bought products lack the potency to lift tough tooth stains. This is why we strongly encourage that our patients receive professional whitening treatments.
Utilizing prescription level whitening solutions, our whitening treatments can dramatically brighten a smile without damaging tooth structure. After treatment, most patients enjoy a smile that is between eight and ten shades lighter.
For those in need of a complete smile overhaul, porcelain veneers are often a great option. These cosmetic enhancements can conceal all types of imperfections and flaws including stains, chips, gaps, and misaligned or misshapen teeth. Bonded over the outer surface of teeth, a veneer is an ultra-thin, tooth-shaped piece of porcelain. When a series of veneers are placed over teeth, they produce a uniformly bright and straight smile.
This treatment is sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because after veneers are bonded, patients leave our practice with a straight and proportionate smile that appears very lifelike and natural.
When patients have flawed teeth that have been affected by injury or disease, white restorations are a great way to address the restorative needs of a tooth while also improving its appearance. Whether a patient receives a tooth-colored filling or porcelain inlay or crown, their dental work will not only restore a tooth to its proper shape and size, it will improve the appearance of the tooth. If multiple teeth are visibly affected by disease or injury, a series of restorations can produce a smile makeover.
To schedule a smile makeover consultation with one of our caring dentists, call Tate Family Dentistry today.