Get Your Beaming Bright Smile Back Again With These 4 Smile Makeover Options

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Get a smile makeover with cosmetic dental care in Greensboro.

A bright, white smile can make a big impression! Studies show that a person with a great smile is often viewed as more successful, attractive, and even trustworthy. Most importantly, feeling happy and comfortable with your smile boosts self-confidence. With a smile makeover cosmetic dentistry can help you take your smile from “just okay” to one that you can’t help but share with everyone around you.

Here’s a breakdown of four awesome cosmetic dentistry solutions focused on brightening and whitening your smile.

1. Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is the most frequently performed cosmetic dentistry service. That said, teeth whitening is anything but boring! It can yield stunning results as a standalone service or as part of a more in-depth smile makeover treatment plant.

What It Does

Teeth can develop stains over time for various reasons.

Intrinsic stains within your enamel can be caused by over-fluoridation, prolonged antibiotic use, genetics, and age. Extrinsic stains outside your enamel are more likely caused by lifestyle habits, like smoking or drinking coffee frequently. Teeth whitening can remove extrinsic stains or brighten the appearance of intrinsic stains.

Farless Dental Group offers two different teeth whitening services: ZOOM!® and KöR® Whitening. These professional products are safe for tooth enamel and yield dramatic results. Best of all, you decide if you want to whiten in-office or at home. 

Who It’s For

Teeth whitening is perfect for someone already happy with the size and shape of their teeth but who simply wants a brighter appearance.

It’s also a great pre-treatment before receiving services like crowns or veneers. Because these materials can’t be whitened, you’ll want to whiten your teeth to your desired shade first so your dentist can get a perfect color match.

2. Porcelain Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are often considered a restorative dentistry service but have many cosmetic benefits too! Some intrinsic stains can be very dark, or a tooth may have experienced an injury that’s left it permanently discolored. In the case of an individual tooth or two, it may be necessary to treat these teeth with crowns.

What It Does

Dental crowns completely envelop a tooth with durable dental material. Cosmetic crowns or crowns in a very visible spot in your mouth will often be made of porcelain. However, Farless Dental Group also offers same-day CEREC dental crowns made of a composite. These are also a fantastic option for cosmetic and restorative needs.

Again, if you are receiving a dental crown, it’s important to whiten your smile to your ideal shade before having the crown placed. 

Who It’s For

Dental crowns are best for someone with one or two teeth that can’t be whitened due to deep staining or discoloration. Since crowns are traditionally a restorative service, they’re also a good choice for repairing a damaged tooth and permanently giving it a whiter appearance.

3. Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a great way for someone to dip their toes into the world of cosmetic dentistry without permanently changing their natural teeth structure. Many people consider dental bonding as the more affordable and non-invasive cousin to porcelain veneers.

What It Does

Dental bonding is a treatment process in which your dentist sculpts a special dental composite material over the surface of your teeth. The composite material is very thin but just dense enough to fill in small cracks, cracks, and other superficial flaws. As you might have guessed, the bonding process covers stains and discoloration, giving your smile a brighter, white look.

It’s a great idea to have a professional teeth whitening session done before the dental bonding is applied. This initial step will really help get the brightest results possible with minimal “ghosting” of darker stains through the composite.

Who It’s For

Dental bonding is perfect for someone who wants their whitening results to last a few years and has some minor flaws they would also like to be repaired. It’s also an excellent choice for anyone that’s been thinking about veneers but doesn’t want to invest in such a permanent service.

4. Porcelain Veneers

You can’t talk about smile makeovers without mentioning porcelain veneers! Veneers are the most permanent whitening solution but are also the most invasive service. However, this treatment option could be the service of your dreams if your smile goals include reshaping and repairing teeth.

What It Does

Porcelain veneers completely change the appearance of your teeth by covering each tooth with a thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain.

The color of the porcelain is exceptionally realistic in opacity and shading, thanks to skilled dental lab techs with a flair for artistic dentistry. You and your dentist can also decide how white you want your veneers to be, meaning you can opt for a natural but bright look or go for a sparkling white Hollywood smile makeover.

Porcelain veneers do more than just give people a permanently white smile. They also give you a chance to reshape your teeth, mend gaps, and repair structural damage, like chips. It’s truly an all-in-one solution for whitening and restoring your smile.

Who It’s For

Porcelain veneers are only for someone comfortable with permanently changing their smile’s appearance. Although you can always get a new set of veneers, you’ll always need to wear veneers because of the irreversible changes to your enamel.

The major benefit is that your veneers will be permanently beautiful, bright, and white with proper oral hygiene. You’ll no longer need to pay for annual whitening sessions or dental bonding applications every few years. With this in mind, veneers can actually be a wonderful oral health and lifestyle investment!

Farless Dental Group can make your smile makeover dreams a reality.

The Farless Dental Group team provides general, restorative, and cosmetic dental care in Greensboro, NC. Your first smile makeover appointment will be a consultation to determine which cosmetic services will help you achieve your goals. You’ll learn more about your oral health and have time to ask any questions you might have about how you can improve your smile. Take that first step towards a brighter, whiter smile by calling our office or requesting an appointment online.