The world may be on hold right now, but there will come a time when you are free to do all the things you used to do, all the things you’ve long wanted to do. Until then, you can daydream about what your future holds – and that includes a smile makeover.
Your New and Improved Smile
Some people are using their stay-at-home time as an opportunity to engage in self-improvement. If you’re envisioning a better-looking set of teeth, here are just some of the ways you might be able to make it happen with cosmetic dentistry:
- Porcelain veneers: If you’re bothered by how your teeth look overall, porcelain veneers can conceal all the imperfections in one procedure. Chips, cracks, discoloration, stains, misalignment, gaps – all of it can be covered up by customized, bright white veneers.
- Dental bonding: You might have what you consider a big smile flaw, but it doesn’t always require a major repair. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry solution that corrects or builds up a misshapen, broken, discolored, and even decayed tooth. The treatment is non-invasive and fast, so in one dental visit your repair can be a reality.
- Teeth whitening: If you’ve been experimenting with over-the-counter whitening treatments, you’ve probably experienced a lot of disappointments by now and perhaps even discomfort. A professional teeth-whitening treatment uses powerful bleaching agents to truly whiten teeth and make them multiple shades brighter.
Straighten a Misaligned Smile
When you’re at home a lot, you may find yourself being drawn to the mirror and focusing on what you see as imperfections. If you can’t get past crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth or the side effects of a bad bite, you may be giving Invisalign some major thought.
This orthodontic alternative saves you from the look and experience of metal braces. No uncomfortable brackets and wires. No noticeable hardware on your teeth. No food restrictions. Just smooth, clear aligners designed to move teeth a few at a time until they’re in complete alignment.
Restore and Upgrade Your Teeth
Being at home nearly 24/7 makes it clear that a flaw in your smile is simply no longer tolerable. A missing tooth or many missing teeth, a broken porcelain crown, uncomfortable dentures – these problems are difficult to live with, but they can be repaired. Every oral health problem has a solution, if you have the patience and the desire to make it happen. Two of the most common restorations are:
- Dental implants: Missing teeth impact how you look, chew, and speak. Over time, your jaw can change shape and the remaining teeth can shift in your mouth. Dental implants take the place of missing teeth permanently – they can even replace uncomfortable dentures.
- Dental bridge: If you have just one or two missing teeth and want to keep your restoration low-key, a dental bridge fills the gap using metal clasps, a prosthetic tooth, and porcelain crowns to anchor it all in place.
Go ahead. Keep daydreaming about your smile makeover. We can’t wait to see you again. Until then, if you have a true dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Alana Macalik in Arlington, Texas, to schedule an emergency visit.