3 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for Wedding Season



Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. Crooked or misaligned teeth, discolored or yellow teeth, and uneven gums can cause you to have a less-than-perfect smile. And that can really put a damper on your big day. Luckily, there are numerous cosmetic dentistry procedures that can quickly and easily help you improve your smile so you feel confident and beautiful on your special day.

BRIGHTEN AND WHITEN WITH PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING


If you are comfortable with the overall appearance of your smile, but think your teeth appear dull or discolored, professional teeth whitening may be the option for you.

Using powerful, yet safe bleaching agents, professional teeth whitening can make your teeth look up to five to eight shades whiter in a short period of time. The ability to see quick results makes this a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure for people who are looking to improve their smile for their wedding day.

There are a number of different ways you can have your teeth professionally whitened. Teeth can be whitened using customized take-home bleaching trays, applying prescription-strength bleaching strips, or by scheduling an in-office power whitening procedure. All procedures will whiten your teeth, they just use different techniques to remove stains and discoloration.

Good candidates for professional teeth whitening have the following characteristics:
  • Good overall oral health
  • Don't suffer from extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Don't have fillings or dental crowns on the front teeth
  • Followed through with all recommended treatment for gum disease or tooth decay

Correct Imperfections with Porcelain Veneers


Dental veneers are very thin porcelain shells, which are securely bonded to your teeth. This essentially "masks" any imperfections so your smile appears perfect.  
Porcelain veneers are extremely versatile. They can be used to correct a wide variety of problems that are preventing you from having that perfect smile for your wedding day. Some of the imperfections that can be corrected with porcelain veneers include:
  • Mild to moderate discoloration of your teeth caused by smoking, previous dental work, or consuming certain drinks or foods
  • Stubborn stains that don't respond to professional teeth whitening
  • Chipped teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Lengthening the appearance of your teeth
Dental veneers can often be applied in a single office visit. This cosmetic dentistry procedure involves applying a local anesthetic to the area where the veneers will be placed. After applying the anesthetic, your dentist will remove some of the enamel on your teeth and then use a strong bonding agent to secure the porcelain to your teeth.

You may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers if you have the following:
  • Good oral health
  • Good overall health
  • Strong and sufficient enamel on your teeth
  • Teeth that are considered moderately straight
  • Don't clench or grind your teeth
  • Committed to practicing good dental hygiene  

CHANGE THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR SMILE WITH CROWN LENGTHENING


An uneven gum line can really affect your smile. It can make it look like your teeth are short and stubby or as if your teeth are uneven. Crown lengthening, a cosmetic dentistry procedure performed by a dentist, can even out your gum line so your teeth appear longer, wider and more even.

During a crown lengthening procedure, your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to your gums to prevent you from experiencing any pain or discomfort. After the anesthetic has been administered, your dentist will use a specialized dental laser to remove any excessive gum tissue that is causing your smile to appear uneven or your teeth to look short and boxy.

A good candidate for crown lengthening is someone who:
  • Underwent recommended treatment for serious dental issues such as cavities or gum disease
  • Currently has good oral health
  • Currently has good overall health

See How We Can Help You Improve Your Smile for Your Wedding Day


Are you curious to see how the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Imagine Dentistry can improve your smile so you look perfect for your wedding day? If so, then call our office to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Coambs.

Dr. Coambs will provide you with personalized treatment recommendations that will help you change your smile so it looks exactly how you want it to look. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.