It is incredibly important to feel confident in how you look. We understand that this is much easier said than done for many, but this is the guiding motivation behind cosmetic dentistry. This specialty is dedicated to helping people feel good about their smiles and assisting them in achieving teeth that they are happy with. After all, few things feel as hindering as not being confident enough to seamlessly flash a smile in pictures or to openly laugh due to fears about the look of your teeth. If you find yourself in this position, know that there are options. In fact, we offer numerous services that can improve the aesthetics of your smile and leave you feeling great about the way you look. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist discusses the various cosmetic procedures we offer and the ways they work together to give you teeth that you can’t help but smile about.
Porcelain Veneers Solve Many Issues At Once
Porcelain veneers are a comprehensive cosmetic service that can solve myriad aesthetic problems at once. They are made from a durable, biocompatible porcelain that is designed to closely mimic your natural teeth. This makes them fit into your smile seamlessly. They can simultaneously brighten your teeth, make your smile more uniform, and can mask chips and cracks. To place them, your dentist removes a small amount of enamel from each tooth, which provides a better surface to work with. Next, they use a strong adhesive to bond the veneers to your teeth. This bonding solution is safe and extremely durable, often lasting for many years. Finally, your dentist ensures the color used fits right in with the rest of your smile, so no one will be able to tell that you’ve had any work done on your teeth.
As mentioned, veneers can help whiten your teeth, this is a great alternative if you have stains too deep for professional whitening to affect. Because veneers cover your teeth, they are effectively masking the stains. Again, because porcelain mimics your natural teeth, it can still discolor without proper oral care. The fact that they cover your teeth allows them to solve multiple issues in just a single procedure.
Professional Whitening At Your Own Pace
We offer two types of whitening treatments: in-office and at home. In-office whitening provides fantastic results in about an hour. If this is appealing to you, we have to options available. First, we have Zoom Whitening, which consists of us applying a safe bleaching solution to your teeth which we then stimulate with a UV light. After roughly an hour in our comfortable office, the solution will have removed pretty much all of your teeth’s stains. Our other option is DASH, which also offers great results but without the need for UV light. Both work very well; it just comes down to which you would prefer.
While the aforementioned in-office treatments provide fantastic results, some people prefer to undergo their whitening in their own homes. If you opt for this choice, we will craft a customized brightening kit for you to use. For this, we create unique trays, created specifically for your mouth, that will comfortably fit over your teeth. We also provide you with a bleaching solution that you put into the trays. Next, you simply wear them for an hour or two each night for about two weeks. By the time this treatment is over, you will have noticeably whiter teeth!
Subtly Realign Your Smile
If you have misaligned teeth, the thought of getting braces — especially as an adult — can sound unappealing. Luckily, clear aligners offer a subtle solution that can get you the same results that traditional braces would. Regardless of the specific brand used, aligners do not require metal brackets and wires. Rather, they are made from a clear plastic that can shift your teeth into a proper position and remain almost entirely invisible while doing so. When you opt for clear aligners, you will wear them for a set amount of time each day, and this continues for about two weeks. After this duration, we can provide you with a new set that slightly repositions your teeth even more. You repeat this process until your teeth are in the position that you desire and that your dentist recommends.
Contact Us For More Information
If you have any questions about the various cosmetic procedures we offer or would like to schedule an appointment, we encourage you to contact us today. You can call SILK Dental Wellness in Dallas, TX today at 214-969-7455, or use our online request system.