Do you avoid smiling because your teeth are chipped, dull or crooked? Thanks to a variety of cosmetic treatments offered by your Tulsa and Claremore, OK, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Billie Reeder, Dr.Lori Hare and Dr. Robin Ross of Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry, it's easier than ever to improve your smile.
Are your teeth dull or yellow?
Smoking, aging and food and beverage stains can dull your once-white teeth, even if you brush and floss regularly. Teeth whitening treatment offers a simple way to remove stains and brighten your smile. Your dentist bleaches away stains with hydrogen peroxide gel, leaving your teeth three to eight shades whiter. Whitening results typically last several years.
If you're looking for a longer-lasting option, you may want to consider dental veneers. Veneers are tooth-shaped porcelain shells that are affixed to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement. They can provide all-over whitening or improve the appearance of a single discolored tooth.
Are your teeth damaged?
Veneers also conceal chips and cracks in teeth that can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. The restorations are often used to close slight gaps between teeth, hide uneven surfaces, and change the length or shape of teeth.
Bonding is another option if you've chipped a tooth or want to improve its appearance. During the treatment, your dentist adds flexible composite resin to your tooth, shapes it and hardens it with a high-intensity curing light.
Crowns are an excellent choice if you have a broken tooth or your tooth is weak or fragile. The hollow restorations are made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin or ceramic and fit over teeth after they've been prepared. Crowns can also be used to hide discolored teeth, extend the length of short teeth, or alter the shape of crooked, twisted or pointed teeth.
Are your teeth crooked?
If you've put off straightening your teeth because you didn't want to wear metal braces, you'll want to consider Clear Correct clear aligners. The removable aligners re-position teeth by exerting constant pressure on them. Each aligner is worn for several weeks before being replaced by the next aligner in the set. The aligners are practically unnoticeable and are removed when you eat, brush and floss.
Are you ready to improve your smile? If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and which option is best for you, contact your Tulsa or Claremore, OK cosmetic dentists, Dr. Billie Reeder, Dr. Lori Hare and Dr. Robin Ross of Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry. Claremore 918-343-4300 or Tulsa 918-749-0303.