Should You Consider an Addison Cosmetic Dentist?
If you are thinking about cosmetic dentistry, but unsure if it is right for you, consider these questions:
- Are you unhappy with certain aspects of your teeth?
- Have you noticed cracks and chips on parts of your teeth?
- Do you only want to improve certain aspects of your smile?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry services. Learning more about the common procedures and speaking with your dentist can help you figure out what needs to be done to get the smile you want.
If you’ve been to the grocery store or watched TV lately, you know it’s possible to whiten your own teeth. But are those treatments really worth it? If you are looking for quick results that make the most of your hard-earned money, consider professional whitening services at 1st Family Dental of Addison
We are pleased to offer Zoom! Whitening, a professional treatment that can improve the color of your teeth by up to eight shades whiter in the first session alone. Rather than messing with at-home treatments, all you need to do is sit back and let our skilled team do the work. You can rest assured knowing that it’s being done safely and in a way that will maximize your results.
Once the whitening session is complete, we will recommend products you can use at home to maintain the smile you just achieved. However, whitening is not a substitute for regular dental maintenance. In fact, brushing and flossing are more important than ever to keep your teeth looking great long after the treatment is over.
If you are not a regular patient of ours or haven’t been to the dentist in a while, we’ll schedule dental exam before beginning any whitening services. Bridges, crowns, and veneers can impact-whitening and we need to make sure your gums and teeth are healthy enough for the treatment.
From actors on TV to co-workers around the water cooler, we’ve all seen people with seemingly perfect smiles. How did they get that way? Those shiny white smiles often come from porcelain veneers. 1st Family Dental’s veneer services can help you achieve the same results.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are molded to fit each tooth then attached to the front of the tooth. The result is a shiny, white exterior on your existing tooth. Veneers can also be made of resin or other materials, but porcelain is most common.
The veneer is bonded to your tooth in its existing form with no special drilling or shaping needed in most cases. Once it’s applied, you can simply brush and floss your teeth like you normally would.
The veneer application process can be completed entirely at our office. Your dentist will take X-rays and make impressions of the teeth that are receiving veneers. It will take a few weeks to make the veneers; when they are ready they’ll be bonded to your teeth and adjusted as needed from there.
If you have cracked or chipped teeth but don’t want to commit to a full veneer, dental bonding may be the solution for you. Bonding is the process used to fill cavities, so you’ve probably already experienced it at some point over the course of visiting the dentist.
Similar to a veneer, bonding involves cement and a curing light. However, bonding involves adding resin material to your existing tooth rather than overlaying it with a new surface. It is most commonly used to repair a chipped or discolored tooth, close gaps between teeth, or change a tooth’s shape.
Bonding is a relatively inexpensive and noninvasive procedure that can be completed without anesthesia in a single office visit. Your dentist may need to roughen the tooth slightly to ensure the bond will stick, but beyond that, no drilling is needed.
After an initial evaluation, we’ll determine which of these cosmetic services is the best solution for your needs.
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