The quality of your smile is important. It is the first thing that people notice about you and can affect the impressions that you leave with them. Any flaws in your smile not only impact the quality of your smile but also how others view you. You might be giving off the wrong impression and be completely unaware of it. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, Sunnyside Dentistry can help with cosmetic dentistry.
Teeth WhiteningTeeth whitening is an effective treatment for eliminating discoloration and restoring the bright white color to your tooth enamel. To help you achieve a whiter, brighter, smile, we provide you with whitening trays. This treatment involves the use of specially created trays that enable you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home on your own time. The trays are made from impressions of your mouth and are designed to be worn with the bleaching agent for a few hours twice a day or once overnight while you sleep. The length of your treatment varies on your needs and goals, and periodic retreatments are recommended to help you maintain the results. Read more about Teeth Whitening.
BondingBonding is a treatment that uses composite resin to correct a variety of minor cosmetic flaws in your teeth. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material made up fine glass, plastic, and other substances. It is quite versatile and can be shaped and molded to meet some different needs. The process for getting bonding is quick, simple, and completely painless. The material, which bonds to your natural tooth enamel, is applied, shaped to create the desired appearance, and cured using a specialized light. Once complete, no one will be able to tell that it is there. Read more about Bonding.
Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers are another common treatment for treating minor cosmetic flaws. This treatment involves the bonding of thin, shell-like structures to the front surfaces of affected teeth, effectively covering over flaws and restoring the beauty of your smile. The process for getting veneers is a bit more involved, requiring two separate appointments. During the first appointment, a small amount of enamel is removed from the fronts of the target teeth and impressions are taken. During the second appointment, the veneers are checked for fit and bite and then bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth.
While veneers can be made from porcelain or composite resin, porcelain is the preferred material. Porcelain blends in perfectly with your natural teeth. It can be stained to exactly match the color of your adjacent teeth, and it reflects light just like natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is stronger than composite resin, often lasting 15 years or longer. This material is also stain resistant. It is more stain resistant than your natural teeth. Read more about Porcelain Veneers.
Treating imperfections in your smile not only improve the appearance of your teeth, they greatly improve the quality of your smile as well as your confidence. With an improved smile, you can finally leave the impressions you mean to leave. For more information on cosmetic dentistry, and to schedule your consultation, call Sunnyside Dentistry at (503) 451-5104 today.