It’s March and the weather is deciding between snow, rain, and sunshine. In just a few months, however, summer will begin, which means you’ll finally go on that vacation you’ve been planning all year. Perhaps that means the beaches of Bali, the cobblestone streets of Venice, or maybe just a cabin in the Laguna Mountains. Regardless, you’ll want to look your best. For some, that means losing a few pounds, but if you’re here, it probably means you’re unhappy with your smile.
Luckily, it’s not too late to fix your smile before summer, and cosmetic dentistry can help. Here are three procedures that will have you feeling more attractive and confident before summer hits.
Discolored Teeth? No Problem!
Stained teeth can make you look older and unhealthy. Caused by common habits such as drinking coffee, red wine, or smoking, stains can be fixed by one of the most common cosmetic dental procedure out there: teeth whitening. The procedure is simple. Stains are caused by particles found in food or drink that have become stuck to enamel overtime. To eliminate staining agents, a whitening solution is applied which can dissolve these chemicals and return teeth to their natural whiteness.
The Cure-all Cosmetic Dental Procedure
What if your teeth aren’t just discolored, but also chipped, worn, crooked or gapped? Don’t worry, you still have options for getting a beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers are one of the most dramatic transformations you can give your teeth. In this procedure, a thin veneer of medical-grade ceramic is constructed specifically for your mouth, then placed over each individual tooth. This ceramic will match the luster and sheen of natural enamel, and will correct issues such as, discoloration, chipped teeth, worn or poorly-shaped ridges, giving you a completely new smile.
Even Lost Teeth Can Be Replaced
Those who have recently lost one or more teeth probably wish they could have them back. Unfortunately, veneers can’t replace lost teeth. Dental implants can, though. They are the most effective treatment to restore that missing tooth. Composed of two parts, a titanium implant, and a ceramic crown, the implant is inserted into the jaw bone, given time to heal, and then is attached to the ceramic crown. Through a process known as osseointegration, the titanium implant fuses to your jawbone, functioning much like a natural tooth root. For patients who practice good hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime.
If you’re hoping to look and feel younger this summer, then it’s time to schedule an appointment.
Learn how we can transform your smile by calling (858) 271-1010 today for an appointment with Scripps Ranch cosmetic dentist Dr. Ramin Goshtasbi at Oasis Dental Arts.