As it starts to get warmer, you begin to get excited for those late Saturday-night conversations with friends in your favorite bar and look forward to getting tickets for those bands you’ve been dying to see live. But you begin to realize that you won’t want to be tagged in a picture that showcases your stained and untidy smile. Well, there are some ways that you can brighten your smile quickly since summer is fast approaching. Your cosmetic dentist in Orlando gives 3 ways you can get your summer smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening
If you want to make a lasting impression, having an impeccably white smile will do just the trick. Zoom! teeth whitening is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to noticeably brighten your smile. This is an in-office teeth whitening process that takes around an hour to complete in a single visit. Your dentist will cover your lips and gums and apply a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to your teeth that helps remove stains and discoloration. A special light will be positioned on your teeth to activate the stain-removing agents in the gel.
If your teeth are heavily stained, it may take a couple of applications to get you the best possible results. This is an incredibly convenient treatment that is more cost-effective than most other options.
If your smile has more flaws than can be fixed with simple teeth whitening, porcelain veneers might be the best option for you. Whether your teeth are stained, chipped, broken, or crooked, porcelain veneers can help to even them out and fill in small gaps in your smile. They’re matched to the natural color of your teeth and don’t stain like your normal enamel would.
So, what does the procedure look like? Your dentist in Orlando will discuss your oral health and what you want to achieve by investing in porcelain veneers. They’ll then need to prepare your teeth by removing a small layer of enamel to make sure that your veneers fit smoothly along with your other teeth and don’t look unnatural in your mouth. After that, they’ll take impressions of your teeth which will be sent to a lab that will create your veneers. In a couple of weeks, your dentist will ensure that your newly custom-made veneers perfectly fit and then bond them to your teeth, creating a seamless smile.
Lumineers are very similar to porcelain veneers, the main difference being that your teeth don’t need to be altered or prepped in order for them to be placed. They can help fix a number of cosmetic issues such as:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Misshaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
Lumineers typically take two appointments: a consultation, and the actual procedure. Like veneers, impressions will be taken of your teeth and sent off to a special lab for design. You’ll return a couple of weeks later to have them fitted and applied to create a clean and bright smile. This summer know that your smile is worth more than any beach body ever will be. So get it ready for those summer pictures by scheduling a consultation appointment with your cosmetic dentist today.
About the Author
Dr. Ziyad Maali and his team offer multiple teeth-whitening options so you can choose the one that is most convenient and effective for you. As a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Dental Society of Greater Orlando, and the Academy of General Dentistry, he strives to keep up with the most recent cosmetic advancements to better serve his patients. For any questions or to schedule a consultation appointment, visit his website or contact his office at 407-355-0608.