After brief glimpses in April and May, the sun is out and summer is here. How are you going to spend it? For some, maybe that means relaxing on the beaches of Hawaii or Cancun, eating cheese under the Eiffel Tower, or backpacking in the mountains. Whatever you’re doing this summer, you probably want to look good doing it, and let’s face it, your smile is the first thing others see.
Getting that smile in shape can feel daunting, especially if you have multiple pain-points, but cosmetic dentistry can help. Cosmetic dentistry recognizes that looking beautiful is an important function of your smile, and offers several treatments to help you achieve your smile goals.
Wine Stains? No Problem
Most of us enjoy a glass of wine from time to time, especially in the summer. That, or an iced coffee. The problem is that drinks like red wine, coffee, beer, or tea have a large number of staining against that can become lodged in the natural ridges of your enamel, causing your teeth to look yellow and stained. One of the best treatments to correct stains is professional whitening. Using a whitening solution containing peroxide, the whitening treatment is applied to your teeth in three stages and activated with a catalyst light. This will dissolve staining agents that have become stuck in your teeth, leaving them six to ten shades whiter in just one hour. When paired with a take-home solution, results can last even longer.
Have You Lost Teeth?
Just because you’ve recently lost teeth doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the smile of your dreams. Dental implants are one of the most successful treatments for replacing missing teeth, with a 98 percent success rate. Made of two main components, the titanium implant, and ceramic crown, dental implants function in the same way as our natural teeth. Through the process of osseointegration, the titanium implant will fuse with the jaw bone forming a bond much like a natural tooth root. After the implant has had time to heal, a custom-made crown is connected to the implant. Crafted from medical-grade ceramic, the crown is both durable and aesthetically undetectable from your natural teeth, making for the perfect replacement!
Even Multiple Problems Can Be Fixed
Many patients with multiple pain-points regarding their smile will often feel it’s useless to fix any of their issues. What’s the point of professional whitening if you also have gaps or chips? Luckily, there’s a treatment that can fix multiple smile issues at once, giving you the smile of your dreams. Porcelain veneers are considered one of the most dramatic cosmetic dental procedures because of the results they can give patients. Made from thin layers of ceramic that are bonded to the visible surfaces of your teeth, porcelain veneers can correct multiple issues because the procedure doesn’t rely on natural tooth matter. If your teeth are chipped, cracked, crooked, unevenly spaced, or severely discolored, porcelain veneers can give you an incredibly dramatic transformation.
If you live in or around Westchester County, Peekskill, or Yorktown, New York and are interested in learning more about your options for professional teeth whitening, dental implants, or porcelain veneers, please contact our helpful staff at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists today.