Investing in a beautiful smile is something that can improve our health, boost our self-confidence, and help us look our best in every situation. Right now is one of the best times to invest in cosmetic dentistry, given that most of us have more time on our hands than ever before.
Depending on what you’re looking for, you can complete a smile makeover in as little as one visit or space it out over multiple appointments. Your customized care plan could include one of these top Mesa cosmetic treatments:
- Teeth Whitening
Our Mesa cosmetic dentist typically recommends whitening your teeth prior to any aesthetic procedures. For some people, the whitening is enough to make such an impact that other therapies aren’t even necessary.
Professional teeth whitening gets your smile brighter and takes less time than commercial products. The concentrated gel is only deliverable by your Mesa dentist. Even though products sold online or in stores may contain some of the same ingredients, it’s like comparing over the counter drugs to prescription medications. They don’t work on the same level.
Side note: One of the most important reasons why we recommend whitening first, is because bleaching agents cannot whiten your existing dental restorations. Ceramic fillings or porcelain crowns, for example, will maintain a consistent color regardless of whitening. It’s better to have a bright canvas to match any updated cosmetic treatments against, instead of risking those areas standing out later on.
- Dental Veneers
For that “go big or go home” approach, dental veneers are the treatment of choice. Porcelain veneers are durable, long-lasting, and instantly change the appearance of the teeth they’re bonded to. Like thin shells of enamel, they mask the structure behind them. We typically recommend as many veneers as the width of your smile needs (usually 6-10, depending on your anatomy) for consistency. The veneers make your teeth look whiter and straighter from the moment that they’re placed.
The veneer experience requires two treatment appointments: one prep visit and then the final placement. Prior to the actual procedures, our Mesa dentist will also meet with you to plan the overall design of your new smile. Everything from the color and contour to your natural facial anatomy should be considered.
- Cosmetic Bonding
Bonding uses composite material to cover or fill-in minor surface discrepancies in teeth. Cosmetic bonding is frequently recommended in teeth with small chips, gaps, pitted enamel, or other aesthetic irregularities.
The bonding material is hand-shaped directly over your tooth. Once it cures in place, the area blends in so well that your tooth seems completely whole. Only your dentist will know that it’s there.
One great perk of cosmetic bonding is that it’s quick and comfortable. You likely won’t even need to have your tooth numbed. The entire procedure can be completed start-to-finish in under an hour. And by instantly transforming a minor flaw, you can drastically impact the overall appearance of your smile.
- Tooth-Colored Crowns or Fillings
Porcelain, ceramic, and composite restorations blend in with your surrounding smile. If you have a broken or decayed tooth, or even an old silver filling that needs to be replaced, we can do so in an aesthetic manner.
Cosmetic restorations preserve your smile’s integrity, while also enhancing the way it looks. Even if you’ve been impacted by a traumatic injury or past tooth decay, your smile’s appearance doesn’t have to suffer. We can integrate tooth-colored restorations to compliment the tooth so that everything looks and functions normally. And if you have a missing tooth or the tooth needs to be extracted, you can always consider getting dental implants!
- Gum Recontouring
For a beautiful photograph or painting, you need a frame that reflects the same level of beauty. It’s the same when it comes to your smile. Gorgeous teeth need a healthy “frame” of symmetrical gum tissues gently flowing from one to the next.
Gum recontouring is a process where we adjust the shape of your gumlines, allowing for a healthier and symmetrical appearance. The final results compliment your smile by helping teeth appear fuller, proportionate, and properly shaped.
Which Combo is Right for You?
Schedule your exam with our Mesa cosmetic dentist to discuss your options. We’ll walk you step-by-step through the most appropriate aesthetic treatments for your unique smile. It may be that one or two are all that you need! And while you’re here, you can take advantage of flexible financing plans to ensure the experience fits your desired budget.
Call Eastport Dental today or book an appointment online to discover the possibilities.