Have you heard about the new charcoal teeth whitening craze? Spoiler alert: as your dentist in Calais, we don’t recommend it. The thinking behind the fad is that the substance absorbs stains from the surface of teeth to make them appear whiter. But we’re not convinced, and the American Dental Association isn’t, either. Aside from just sounding unpleasant, rubbing abrasive charcoal is certainly harmful to your tooth enamel. Please don’t do it. For impressive smile transformations, ditch the do-it-yourself options and partner with your dentist, instead.
Considering Your Options in Cosmetic Dentistry
If you’ve noticed your friends and colleagues smiling a little more confidently lately, we’ve got an idea what their secret is. More adults than ever are choosing cosmetic dentistry for smile improvements — and you can join them, too. Advances in modern dentistry give you more options, more affordably than ever before. Dr. Delaney is happy to offer a number of cosmetic services to adults looking to smile brighter and better.
People who want a smile do-over can greatly benefit from porcelain veneers. These thin sheets of dental porcelain completely cover any kind of cosmetic issue in the teeth that show when you smile. And the best news? Porcelain is a material that is highly resistant to stains, meaning that the veneers stay the same beautiful shade of white for years after their application.
When you’ve got spots of decay or minor imperfections, tooth-colored fillings can come to the rescue. Traditionally, cavities have required silver, or amalgam fillings — but these dark spots are highly noticeable against white tooth enamel. Tooth-colored fillings use a composite resin that blends beautifully with the rest of your smile, and the method of restoration also requires less removal of the natural tooth enamel.
In addition to filling spots of decay, tooth-colored fillings can also fix minor cosmetic issues. Small gaps between teeth, minor chips, cracks, and stains can all be improved using the composite resin. It’s a quick, painless treatment that is often completed in just one visit to your dentist’s office.
When teeth need more help than a simple filling can provide, all-ceramic crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays come to the rescue. These restorations blend beautifully with the surrounding teeth, giving your smile back the strength it needs, and the look you want.
Unsure of what your smile may need? If you’re like a lot of people, it’s not as simple as just getting one treatment. Your cosmetic dentist in Calais can look at your teeth and put together a treatment plan to help you smile with total confidence. The smile makeover is built just for you, combining different aspects of cosmetic and restorative dentistry to meet your unique needs.
Let’s Discuss Your Smile Transformation Today
If you are having trouble deciding what might be possible with your smile, please get in touch with Dr. Delaney’s office to discuss cosmetic dentistry. An in-depth consultation will help you decide what treatments are best for you and your smile. Contact us to request a visit today!