Looking good is important in our society. This, of course, isn’t a huge secret. Another fact that probably isn’t a secret is that your smile is a key component of every first impression you make. How your smile looks – and whether you smile at all – speaks volumes about you.
Unfortunately, if you are struggling with chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth, your smile might not be telling the truth about you. Additionally, if you are embarrassed about your smile and you cover it up or avoid smiling completely, you might be giving off the impression that you are unfriendly or stand-offish, even when that couldn’t be further from the truth.
At White Bear Smiles, we recognize that while functionality is crucial, esthetics matter, too. There’s an artistry to good dentistry, and the truth is that you lead with your smile. If there’s something about your smile you’d like to change, we want to talk to you about that and determine the best way to help you.
Determining Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options
When people think of cosmetic dentistry, what often comes to mind is a dazzling (and expensive) wall-to-wall porcelain Hollywood smile. While we can do that, in reality, most cases involve much smaller, subtler, more affordable changes that enhance your appearance. You might be surprised at the transformative power that a single strategically placed veneer or a simple tooth whitening treatment can have.
Our goal is to work with you and listen carefully to your concerns, hopes, and wishes. You do deserve to have a smile that you can feel proud of, and you shouldn’t have to break your budget in order to achieve it.
Different options are appropriate for different patients. Our first concern is to make sure that your smile is healthy. If you have areas of active decay or are struggling with an active case of gum disease, these need to be addressed. Your hygienist will review your home habits and make sure you are using good technique when you brush and floss. Patients are often surprised to find that just improving their home care routine helps their teeth look much better!
Which Treatments Are Right for You?
If you and Dr. Anderson determine that a change is needed, your cosmetic dentistry plan might include one or more of the following:
Teeth whitening – We use the ZOOM! teeth whitening system, which gives our patients excellent results.
Bonding – We use tooth-colored filling material to build up damaged areas of your teeth or conceal areas of whitening-resistant discoloration.
Veneers – One or more of these thin porcelain shells can completely transform the appearance of a troublesome tooth.
Crowns – Using the CEREC system, we can create customized crowns that conceal and protect a damaged tooth.
Other options are available as well, and Dr. Anderson will be happy to review these with you to determine the most appropriate treatment plan
Call to Schedule Your Consultation
Every cosmetic dentistry case starts with a cosmetic consult. Call us today to schedule yours and get ready to have the smile you’ve always wanted.