January 2, 2020
When you look at pictures of yourself, do you cringe at the aesthetic flaws in your teeth? Do chips, cracks, gaps, and stains detract from your overall beauty? Have you been meaning to get your smile fixed but just haven’t gotten around to it? Since it’s not only the start of a new year, but a new decade, now is the perfect time to visit your cosmetic dentist in Sunnyvale to achieve the perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of. Here are just a few of the treatments they have available to transform your smile in 2020.
Professional teeth whitening is by far the most popular cosmetic dental treatment, and it’s not hard to see why. People with whiter teeth are typically perceived as more attractive, healthy, and successful. To accomplish this, your dentist offers a teeth bleaching treatment that is several times more potent than anything you can find at the drugstore or online. You can choose either in-office whitening, which helps you achieve dramatic results in just under an hour, or take-home whitening trays, which deliver more gradual results from the comfort of your own home. Whichever option you select is guaranteed to give you a smile you can’t wait to show off!
Maybe you want to correct your crooked teeth, but you’re not excited about having a mouthful of metal braces. Fortunately, Invisalign presents a clear alternative. These translucent aligner trays are worn over your teeth for about 22 hours a day to straighten your teeth in less time on average than traditional braces. If you’re lucky, you can achieve a perfectly straight smile by the time 2021 rolls around!
Do you have so many imperfections in your smile that you wish you could just “start over?” Porcelain veneers allow you to essentially do just that. Veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They act as a mask to conceal all kinds of smile flaws, like chips, cracks, and stains. Because they can even correct mildly crooked teeth, they have earned the nickname “instant orthodontics.”
Perhaps you have minor chips and gaps in your teeth, but porcelain veneers don’t interest you. In that case, your dentist can use direct bonding. During this procedure, a tooth-colored composite resin can be applied to your teeth to alter its shape, size, and color until it has reached perfection. Direct bonding generally doesn’t last as long as veneers, but it’s one of the most affordable cosmetic treatments available.
About the Author
Dr. George T. Philip is a cosmetic and family dentist in Sunnyvale, TX who takes a personal approach to dental care. He will take the time to get to know you as a person, not just as a patient, before he begins working with you to develop the best treatment plan for your smile. His practice offers all of the cosmetic services listed above and more. To discover which option is best to revitalize your smile in 2020, you can contact his practice by calling (972) 285-6144.
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