Boca Raton, Florida (PressExposure) October 06, 2006 -- If you live in Florida, or spend your vacation time here, you know what a bright, outdoorsy place it is. Most people like to buy new summer clothes to enhance their glowing suntans. What about enhancing your bright smile, to match the rest of your brightness? Florida has its share of cosmetic dentists, so why not schedule a free consultation to see whatâs possible for you?
A smile makeover
If you have discolored teeth, or if there are chips or gaps in your teeth, or if some of them are a bit crooked, a smile makeover would take care of all that in short order. Each of us has a unique smile. That means every smile makeover is unique too, because an experienced cosmetic dentist will consider your facial shape, your coloring, even you personality, in crafting a new smile for you.
There are many procedures that could be part of your smile makeover, and each of us has a customized combination of them, to maximize our smile beauty.
A veneer is a very thin slice of dental porcelain, which is shaped to improve the appearance of a tooth, and permanently bonded to the front surface. Theyâre usually placed on front teeth and many minor defects can be corrected this way:
Â· Slight misalignment
Â· Uneven shapes
Porcelain veneers are also called âinstant orthodonticsâ, for good reason.
Teeth whitening Whitening your teeth will brighten you whole face and give you a younger look. It can be done in-office with a professional system such as BriteSmile, or at home, using custom trays and professional-strength whitening gel.
Porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays
At some point, we all need to get a tooth filled. The old metal fillings were not so smile-enhancing, but a modern cosmetic dentist uses porcelain and other tooth-colored materials, which create a lustrous appearance very much like our natural teeth. Depending on the size of the decay or damage, you can have an inlay, onlay or crown solidly bonded to the tooth, in a shade of porcelain that matches your other teeth. No-one will know that you even stepped inside a dentistâs office.
When a tooth has a chip, or doesnât quite line up with its neighbors, or for some reason looks too small, cosmetic tooth bonding can usually correct the problem easily. Dental bonding is like putty in that it can be shaped and sculpted to exactly repair small defects. When itâs been hardened by a curing light, it blends perfectly with the rest of the tooth, and gives your smile a more even, pleasing appearance.