When you are trying to figure out what the most effective smile makeover solution is for you, or if you have a major dental dilemma that needs to be corrected, it may take more than one procedure to get the job done. There are some excellent cosmetic dentistry power duos that work together seamlessly to create gorgeous smiles.
People who choose Invisalign want a straight smile, of course, but they also want to make it happen discreetly. They don’t want their braces to interfere with their job, social life, or anything else they have going on, and Invisalign delivers. When this customized alignment treatment is complete, your teeth will look amazing – as straight as they could ever be, a bigger, wider, in-your-face, beautiful smile. But what if you still have complaints about the color of your teeth?
Professional teeth whitening is an excellent counterpart to Invisalign treatment for qualified candidates. This cosmetic dentistry boost is the light at the end of the one-year tunnel of wearing trays and cleaning trays and seeing your Invisalign provider every six weeks or so for a check-up. You can brighten your smile in one hour at your dentist’s office or have customized whitening trays to take home and do the work on your own time.
Ultimately, the result will be a straight, white, stunning smile that looks natural and was 100% worth the time and effort you put into achieving it.
Many patients who need to replace a missing tooth are drawn to the dental bridge procedure. It is common, relatively conservative, and effective. A bridge is made using a prosthetic tooth to fit into the hole in your smile. The bridge is clasped to the teeth on either side of the space to keep it in place and make it a secure solution.
However, one more element is necessary to make this dental restoration a cosmetic win and an effective, long-term solution – porcelain crowns. The teeth to which the bridge is attached are prepped and treated so that they can be fitted with customized dental crowns. These crowns are made to match the rest of your teeth in size, shape, and color. They fit over the neighboring teeth, strengthening them and the dental bridge too.
White fillings are an incredibly versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment. They can fix decay, chips, cracks, deterioration, discoloration, gaps, and replace old fillings. But every tooth is different. Of the many things that white tooth-colored fillings can repair, there can be one or two teeth that aren’t right for this kind of cosmetic dentistry solution.
Enter porcelain veneers. If you want to keep your upgrade budget friendly but effective, one or two veneers on particularly troublesome teeth can get the job done. If a white filling isn’t the right solution to correct a tooth because of the size or shape of its problems, a veneer can be customized to cover up any unsightliness.
Ultimately, no matter what is going on with your smile, there is a cosmetic dentistry power duo – or trio, or quartet, or more – that is right for you. Contact Dr. Sina Reangber at LifeTime Smiles in Haymarket, VA, to schedule a consultation and find out what cosmetic dentistry treatments will work for your smile.