Posts for: November, 2016
When the multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and TV personality Jason Derulo was recently asked about his ideal woman, his answer covered a remarkably broad spectrum. "There’s no specific thing," he said, "so I think it’s unfair to say what my ‘type’ is." But it turns out that there is one thing the So You Think You Can Dance judge considers essential: A beautiful smile.
"I’m not into messy teeth," Derulo said. "If the grill has spaces and different colors, it’s not my vibe."
As it turns out, he may be on to something: A number of surveys have indicated that a bright, healthy smile is often the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. Yet many are reluctant to open up that big grin because they aren’t satisfied with the way their teeth look. If you’re one of them, consider this: Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of ways to improve your smile — and it may be easier and more affordable than you think.
For example, if your smile isn’t as bright as you would like it to be, teeth whitening is an effective and economical way to lighten it up. If you opt for in-office treatments, you can expect a lightening effect of up to 10 shades in a single one-hour treatment! Or, you can achieve the same effect in a week or two with a take-home kit we can custom-make for you. Either way, you’ll be safe and comfortable being treated under the supervision of a dental professional — and the results can be expected to last for up to two years, or perhaps more.
If your teeth have minor spacing irregularities, small chips or cracks, it may be possible to repair them in a single office visit via cosmetic bonding. In this process, a liquid composite resin is applied to the teeth and cured (hardened) with a special light. This high-tech material, which comes in colors to match your teeth, can be built up in layers and shaped with dental instruments to create a pleasing, natural effect.
If your smile needs more than just a touch-up, dental veneers may be the answer. These wafer-thin coverings, placed right on top of your natural teeth, can be made in a variety of shapes and colors — from a natural pearly luster to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Custom-made veneers typically involve the removal of a few millimeters of tooth enamel, making them a permanent — and irreversible — treatment. However, by making teeth look more even, closing up spaces and providing dazzling whiteness, veneers just might give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments, please call our office to arrange a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine article “Cosmetic Dentistry — A Time for Change.”
Learn more about cosmetic dentistry from your Cedar Park dentist!
Cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile and enhance your self-esteem. Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park, TX offers a range of cosmetic procedures from Dr. Jason Dyson. The following information will help you determine which cosmetic procedure would work best for you.
Dental bonding is used improve the appearance of chipped or stained teeth. It also can be used to change the color or shape of teeth or close gaps between teeth. Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedure.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of a composite resin material or ceramic, which are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers are perfect for individuals with teeth that are chipped, stained or have gaps.
A fixed dental bridge closes the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A fixed dental bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on the sides of the gap and one or more artificial teeth in between.
Having your teeth professionally whitened is something you can do to improve your appearance without getting plastic surgery or emptying your bank account. Whitening methods include in-office teeth whitening and treatments which the patient carries out at home.
Ready for a Hollywood smile? Call Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park, TX at (512) 528-8900 right now to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dyson. We will give you a smile makeover that will dazzle you.