A BEAUTIFUL SMILE brightens your look like a Christmas tree lights up a room. However, many people feel uncomfortable with their smiles due to cosmetic issues, like uneven teeth spacing, stained and discolored teeth, and more. If you’ve ever thought, “All I want for Christmas is a better smile,” then give yourself the gift of cosmetic dentistry this holiday season.
There are many different options for cosmetic dentistry to get your smile “picture ready” for the holiday season. Ask your dentist about the options below:
WHITENING: Your dentist is the best resource for safe and effective teeth whitening, and it’s likely the easiest and most inexpensive option for giving your smile a facelift. There are many whitening options. For instance, Midtown Dental offers in-office whitening and whitening kits to take home.
VENEERS: With veneers, a porcelain material is bonded to your teeth to create teeth that are symmetrical, straight and white. Veneers look like real teeth and can correct issues like discoloration, uneven spacing, cracks, chips and more.
CROWNS: With crowns, a whole tooth is created, usually made of porcelain, and is placed over and bonded to your existing tooth. In addition to correcting cosmetic issues, a crown protects the existing tooth from further damage.
TOOTH COLOR RESTORATIONS: Similar to porcelain fillings, restorations are a composite made of acrylic resins and ground glass-like particles that is used to fill in chips, cracks and fractures.
TEETH BONDING: Bonding generally is less expensive than veneers. It involves the use of a composite resin filling that is applied to teeth and then shaped and molded to correct cracks, chips, discoloration, shape, and more. Bonding typically lasts for about seven years.
INVISALIGN: Like traditional braces but without the unsightly metal, the Invisalign trays slowly straighten your teeth over time.
Word of Mouth is sponsored by Midtown Dental.
column by WILLIAM NERESTANT, DDS
BIO: William Nerestant, DDS, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Detroit/Mercy School of Dentistry in Michigan. After serving and being recognized for his meritorious service in the U.S. Air Force as an officer in the Dental Corps, he currently serves patients at Midtown Dental in Lakeland. For more information, visit www.mymidtowndental.com or call (863) 226-0987.