‘Tis the Season for Smile Makeovers

Cosmetic_DentistAs the number of days remaining in 2017 continues to dwindle, it may seem like it’s too late to improve your smile this year. However, as the old song title tells us, sometimes “little things mean a lot.” There are several procedures your cosmetic dentist can provide for you in the next month that will produce visible changes in your appearance, that don’t require a large investment of money, and that won’t require you to alter your busy holiday schedule to make room for recovery time.

Smile Makeover Procedures Your Cosmetic Dentist Can Still Provide During 2017!

  1. Swap out your amalgam fillings for tooth-colored ones. Replacing old silver (amalgam) fillings with tooth-colored composite resin ones provides advantages beyond erasing that visible reminder of fixing your cavity.  Unlike amalgam fillings, resin fillings can form a bond with your natural tooth and may be able to be repaired if damaged. Composite resin fillings are also less prone to thermal sensitivity.
  2. Fix minor teeth problems with veneers in your “smile zone.” Another smile improvement plan that your cosmetic dentist can execute in just one or two visits involves placing porcelain veneers on the upper and lower teeth most visible when you smile. Veneers can fix small problems with tooth rotation, staining or shape.
  3. Reframe your beautiful teeth with gum reshaping. If your natural teeth are basically OK, but you feel self-conscious about how “gummy” your smile looks, another just-in-time-for-the-holidays option is gum reshaping. Sometimes a stunning painting or photograph can be engulfed by the wrong sort of frame, and will look completely different when it is reframed. Your cosmetic dentist can create the same sort of dramatic change in your smile by using a laser to swiftly and virtually painlessly re-sculpt your gumline.

“If you’ve been hoping to do something good for yourself in time for the holidays, there are several cosmetic dental procedures that can be done before the year is over which will provide you with major improvements in your smile,” says Dr. Carol Ford, a cosmetic dentist with a practice in the Biltmore neighborhood of central Phoenix.




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