A gorgeous smile is a wonderful asset and one of the first features people notice. If you have smile imperfections, you are not alone. Many people want to improve their smile, from making it whiter or brighter to fixing crooked teeth or hiding gaps. Correcting cosmetic dental flaws can help you feel more confident and improve your overall appearance. At Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta, we love to help our patients achieve their best smile. Here are 11 ways you can bring out your best smile.
1. Twice a Day, Every Day
A stunning smile starts with the basics. Healthy teeth are beautiful teeth and daily oral hygiene is the best way to optimum oral health. Brushing your teeth every day, twice a day or more, removes bacteria and plaque to protect your teeth. It also removes substances before they can leave a lasting stain on your teeth. Use a quality toothbrush – one of our hygienists or dentists can recommend the best toothbrush to maintain clean, healthy teeth. You should also be flossing daily to remove the debris between teeth to reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
2. Professional Teeth Cleanings
Even with excellent oral hygiene at home, you still need professional teeth cleanings to protect your smile. Some areas are difficult to reach with a toothbrush or floss, allowing plaque to accumulate and harden into tartar. The only way to remove tartar is with professional teeth cleaning. Most people need dental cleanings twice a year – if you have gingivitis or periodontal disease, you may need more frequent cleanings. Not only do teeth cleanings improve your dental health, but they can make your teeth look whiter and more beautiful.
3. Teeth Whitening
One of the fastest ways to improve your smile’s appearance is with Zoom! teeth whitening. You can have a smile that is several shades whiter in just one visit to our office. This is a great option when you want to give your smile a quick enhancement before a big event like a reunion or wedding. The deep bleaching removes stains and gives your smile a brighter, more attractive color. It can help you look more youthful and vibrant and only takes about 45 minutes in whitening time. We use Zoom! at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta and we offer ongoing whitening options to help keep your smile looking bright and healthy.
4. Teeth Straightening
Crooked and misaligned teeth can impact the aesthetics and health of your smile. If you want a gorgeous smile, teeth straightening with orthodontics can give you permanent results. We offer Invisalign® for teeth straightening, which is a comfortable, discreet option for achieving a straight smile. Clear plastic aligners fit over your teeth and shift your smile into place over several months or more. The aligners can be removed to eat and perform your oral hygiene, making it easy to fit your teeth straightening procedure into your lifestyle. Not only will your smile look better, but it can help with other oral issues and improve overall oral health.
5. Dental Bonding
Do you have a gap between your front teeth, a chipped tooth or a discolored tooth? Dental bonding may be the cosmetic dentistry treatment you need to improve your smile. Dental bonding uses a special resin that is color-matched to your tooth to make small repairs or cosmetic alterations. The resin can be formed to change the shape of a tooth – a gap can be closed by adding resin to widen both teeth slightly. The special resin is easy to apply to the tooth and it is cured in place using heat from a light that is directed at the bonding for a few minutes. Dental bonding can be completed in one visit, making it a fast and affordable cosmetic treatment.
6. White Fillings
When you have a cavity or tooth damage, fillings are the quickest and most effective option for tooth repair. The old amalgam fillings that are silver can repair teeth, but they are not attractive. Keep your teeth white and healthier in appearance with white composite fillings. We offer white fillings for tooth repair that are durable and match the color of your teeth. Make sure to ask about composite resin fillings when you need tooth decay removed or any type of tooth repair.
7. Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
When you need a major tooth repair for a broken, cracked or decayed tooth, porcelain inlays and onlays may be the best option. Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are made in a dental lab to fit your tooth. Like a dental crown, inlays and onlays require an impression of the tooth to make a mold for the porcelain. The restoration fits over a portion of the tooth to replace lost tooth material, but retains more of the natural tooth than a crown. The porcelain is color-matched to the tooth for a natural-appearing restoration that will look much better than a metal filling.
8. Porcelain Dental Crowns
When you need to restore or protect a tooth, dental crowns are the best option. Using porcelain dental crowns can give you the benefit of a beautiful new tooth after a root canal or tooth repair. We offer porcelain crowns for tooth restorations and cosmetic purposes to create a beautiful new tooth surface that is also functional. You can fix your teeth while also improving their appearance with durable, porcelain dental crowns.
9. Enamel Contouring
If you have teeth that have minor imperfections, enamel contouring may be an option to achieve your perfect smile. For uneven, grooved, misshapen or irregularly-shaped teeth, enamel contouring can reshape the outside into the desired appearance. This is an intricate procedure that our advanced cosmetic dentists can perform with precision to create the desired look for your teeth and smile.
10. Porcelain Veneers
When you want a complete smile makeover, one of the premium options is using porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are used by many models, actors and other celebrities to create their perfect smiles. With thin shells of porcelain, veneers can change the appearance of each tooth and your overall smile. You can hide crooked, gapped or discolored teeth, creating a straight, even and white smile that is exactly like you desire. If you want to completely change your smile, you may want to invest in a porcelain veneer smile makeover.
11. Dental Implants
If you have a missing tooth, it can impact your oral health and your smile aesthetics. The gold standard of tooth replacement is the dental implant. This is a permanent solution for missing teeth, anchoring the post of the implant in your jawbone, just like a natural tooth. The visible portion of the new tooth is made with a beautiful porcelain crown that looks and functions naturally. We are your dental implant specialists in Atlanta to replace those missing teeth and upgrade your smile’s appearance.
Achieve Your Best Smile
If you are ready to explore options for improving the appearance of your smile, give us a call at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta. We offer the most advanced options in cosmetic and restorative dentistry to fix dental flaws and improve your smile’s overall health and aesthetics. Contact our office to schedule your smile makeover consultation and begin the journey to a gorgeous new smile.