Your smile says a lot about you. It can speak volumes before you ever have a chance to utter a word and can shape the impressions you leave on others. There are multiple factors that go into creating a beautiful, confident smile. Any flaws in your smile, no matter how minor, not only affect the quality of your smile, they can also impact your confidence and how others see you. Lake Sammamish Family Dentistry can help to fix cosmetic flaws in your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
Invisalign provides an alternative to traditional metal braces. This treatment uses plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners are clear. Once placed in your mouth, they become practically invisible, and no one will be able to tell that you are wearing them. In addition to being clear, Invisalign aligners are removable. They should, however, only be removed to eat and to brush your teeth. This allows you to enjoy all of your favorite foods as well as brush and floss your teeth as normal.
Professional teeth whitening is available in an in-office procedure as well as take-home trays. In-office whitening is done in a single treatment that takes about an hour to complete. After cleaning the teeth, a bleaching agent is applied to your teeth. A special light is used to help enhance the results, which are noticeable immediately. Take home trays, on the other hand, let you whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. Trays are made from impressions of your mouth. They are made to be worn with a bleaching agent for a few hours twice a day or overnight while you sleep. Treatment times vary based on the level of discoloration and your desired results.
Porcelain veneers are a treatment used to improve the appearance of your smile when your teeth are affected by minor flaws, including minor chips and cracks, small gaps, slight overlapping, and more. Veneers are thin, shell-like restorations that are made to be bonded to the front surfaces of your affected teeth. Porcelain is an incredible material that perfectly blends in with your natural teeth. The material can be stained to perfectly match the color of your other teeth, and it reflects light just like natural tooth enamel. With porcelain veneers, we can restore, and even enhance, the beauty of your smile and your confidence.
Dental bonding is another treatment designed to correct teeth affected by minor flaws. This treatment is non-invasive and only requires about 30 minutes and a single visit to complete. Bonding is done using composite resin. Composite resin, made from a mixture of fine glass, plastic, and other materials, is tooth-colored material that can be shaped and molded to meet several needs. The material is applied to the teeth and shaped to achieve the desired results. It is then cured using a special light, instantly restoring your smile.
Correcting imperfections in your smile, even minor ones, can greatly improve the quality of your smile and your confidence. With an improved smile, you can leave the impressions you want to leave. For more information on cosmetic dentistry, and to find out if it is right for you, call Lake Sammamish Family Dentistry today at (425) 270-1075.