You’ve got the most beautiful gown in the world, you have chosen an incredible hairstyle, you know exactly how you want to wear your makeup; you’ve put so much time and effort into how you will look on your wedding day, but there’s one thing that you might be overlooking: your smile.
From greeting your soon-to-be husband as you walk down the aisle to taking dozens of pictures, you’re going to be doing a lot of smiling on your wedding day. Just like booking the venue and choosing a photographer, visiting a cosmetic dentist should be something on your list of things to do before the big day. If your teeth are discolored, crooked, chipped or cracked, cosmetic dentistry can help you get a gleaming smile that will let you show off the joy you’ll be feeling on your big day.
Here’s a look at some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that brides choose to achieve a picture perfect wedding day smile.
Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry treatments among brides. This treatment is simple, painless and depending on the color of your teeth, can make your smile brighter and several shades whiter with just one visit to our office.
To whiten your teeth, a protective substance will be placed over your gums and a whitening agent will be applied to your teeth. The substance in the whitening agent will be activated with a laser and the treatment will last between 30 and 90 minutes. If your teeth are severely discolored, a few treatments may be necessary, or you can have a tooth whitening mouthpiece created so you can continue whitening your teeth at home.
No matter how discolored your teeth are, we will help you achieve the brightest, whitest smile for your wedding day.
If you are unhappy with the shape of your teeth, dental bonding is an affordable and simple cosmetic dentistry treatment that you might want to consider.
Bonding involves applying a composite resin to the surface of the teeth. Once applied, it is shaped and polished to create a natural, yet beautiful look for your teeth. It can be used to improve the appearance of chipped or discolored teeth, change their shape, or even close gaps. To apply the composite resin, your teeth will be slightly abraded, a conditioning liquid will be applied and a putty-like tooth colored resin will be placed on your teeth. The resin will be molded to create a natural shape and it will be hardened with a laser or an ultraviolet light. Once hardened, the resin will be trimmed, shaped and polished to create a beautiful, natural looking smile.
Generally, the entire process takes about an hour to complete; however, if you are having several teeth bonded, a few treatments may be necessary.
Dental veneers are another cosmetic dentistry treatment that could help to improve the look of your smile for your wedding day.
Veneers are essentially thin shells that are made of either porcelain or composite material. The veneers are applied to the outer surface of your teeth and bonded in place. Not only do they improve the look of discolored, cracked or chipped teeth, but they can also strengthen your teeth. Veneers can be used to change the color, the shape, the size and even the length of your teeth.
The application of veneers begins by taking an impression of your tooth, which will be used to create the porcelain or composite shell. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned and the veneer is applied with a strong adhesive material. Once in place, any excess material will be removed and the veneer will be polished. The entire process is usually completed in one or two visits to our office.
If your teeth are crooked, Invisalign can help to straighten them out. Unlike traditional braces, which most people find unsightly, embarrassing and even painful, Invisalign uses a series of clear, BPA-free plastic aligner trays to gently shift the teeth and place them in the proper position.
Invisalign is a quicker, more convenient, more comfortable and more subtle way to straighten crooked teeth.
These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry treatments that can improve your smile. It’s important to remember that it does take time to achieve the benefits of many of these treatments, so make sure you contact our office several months before your big day so you have enough time to make sure your smile will be picture perfect.
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