Minor Tweaks that Can Change Your Whole Smile
For some people, even minor imperfections in their teeth prevent them from smiling as much as they’d like to. Maybe you have a chipped front tooth that you don’t want to draw attention to, so you keep your lips closed when you smile. Maybe discolored teeth keep you from feeling totally secure with your smile so you cover it with your hand.
Much of the time, your teeth don’t require drastic work in order to give you a smile you’re proud of. There are lots of (fast and easy) treatments, like whitening, bonding, or Snap-On Smile, that can fix minor imperfections and give you the confidence to smile as much as you want.
If you have chipped a tooth or maybe even have lost tooth length due to grinding or age, cosmetic bonding might be the treatment for you. Cosmetic bonding is the process of sculpting individual teeth without removing of any tooth structure, as would be the case with expensive veneers.
In our office, we use a composite material that looks and feels just like a real tooth to repair and reshape your tooth (or teeth) quickly and easily. Bonding lets us fix a chipped tooth, lengthen a tooth or even close a gap between teeth. One of its best advantages is that we can do all of the composite shaping while the material is being applied. That means the whole deal only takes a couple of hours and you leave the office with your new smile. It is quick, painless and also costs far less than veneers or dental implants. Composite bonding may not last as long as veneers, but you should be able to wear them for several years.
Snap-On Smile is an amazing and innovative way to get the smile youíve always wanted. It’s another result that also doesn’t take a bunch of visits to the office to achieve. It’s a process that creates an ultra-thin and super-strong set of covers for your teeth out of a high-tech dental resin that, as the name says, simply snap on. These covers look, feel, and act just like the real thing! They’re strong enough that you can eat while wearing them, while also being thin enough to pass undetected. And best of all? Snap-On Smile is a non-invasive option that can be worn or removed whenever you choose and will last for many years with proper care.
If you choose Snap-On smile, we’ll start by taking an impression of your mouth and then discussing with you what kind of results you are looking for. We’ll send your impressions to a lab where they will construct your new teeth. When your new teeth come back from the lab, usually in about a month, weíll have you back in to get them fitted. Then we’ll send you on your way with a beautiful new smile!
Your teeth can become discolored for a lot of reasons–drinking tea or coffee, and smoking are just a few of the reasons. Your teeth might be strong but just happen to have a little discoloration, which brings down the wattage of your smile. If you would benefit from a little brightening and whitening to make your smile fresh and beautiful, Clearwater Dental Associates has a solution for you: ZOOM! teeth whitening. ZOOM! is one of the most advanced whitening systems available.
Teeth whitening is another process that is not prohibitively expensive or time-consuming. When you come in, we’ll take impressions of your teeth that we’ll use to create custom-fit whitening trays. These trays are made to fit your teeth perfectly, unlike those included in over-the-counter teeth whitening products. When you come back in for your trays, we’ll give you professional-grade teeth whitening gel to add to them that will bring you clear results in one to two weeks. And you can reuse the system if your smile needs a whitening boost later on. You’ll be amazed how much difference teeth whitening can make!
All of these procedures have the advantages of being quick and they are a lot cheaper than options such as dental veneers or implants. Why have an OK smile when you can, in a small amount of time, have a dazzling one?