Couples plan their perfect wedding day for months… sometimes years. While no wedding every goes off without a hitch or two, mistakes or mishaps should never reflect in the pictures. So why should you even consider hiding your smile? According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, 51% of patients visit a cosmetic dentist for repair work while a whopping 86% of patients seek out services to improve physical attraction. On your wedding day, all eyes will be on you. Cosmetic dentistry offers several options to help you achieve the look you desire so your big day is picture perfect.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Even if you’re fortunate enough to have perfect teeth, chances are common life habits have caused the enamel to darken several shades. Coffee or tea, smoking, alcohol, and even certain fruits and vegetables can stain or dull your pearly whites. While over-the-counter kits do work in a pinch, they’re one-size-fits-all solutions that simply don’t work for serious needs. And let’s face it, who doesn’t want to stand out on their wedding day?
Professional whitening can lighten your teeth 5-8 or more shades lighter than any shelf kits–yes, even the expensive brand names with promises right on the box. And your new white smile can be completed within an hour or over your lunch break. Is it any wonder teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure?
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
Cracks, chips, and even minor breaks in your teeth can be easily forgotten or ignored during daily life, but they’re captured forever in wedding photographs. With cosmetic bonding, the dentist matches a composite material to the shade of your surrounding teeth. The material is artistically sculpted and bonded to fill in and repair the issue. It’s then cured by a special light, polished, and you’re on your way. Bonding can be completed in as little as one office visit, so it’s a perfect solution for your special day.
Opt for a Crown
You’re basically going to be royalty anyway for the day anyway, so why not go all in? Sometimes teeth are so damaged that bonding simply won’t work. And sometimes multiple teeth need repair, so it’s a smarter and more cost-effective move to opt for a crown. A porcelain crown is like a cap that’s shaped, molded, and fitted directly onto the damaged tooth or teeth to restore your natural beauty. Usually, this procedure requires a couple office visits. Your Johns Creek cosmetic dentist may need to take X-rays to ensure the health of the surrounding tissue, roots, and bone before creating your new smile.
Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers
Imperfect smiles can be charming, but if you have multiple issues or have always wanted a celebrity smile, it may be time to rely on Hollywood’s “secret”. After all, no one is born with a red carpet smile. Most celebrities have round-the-clock beauty teams and on-call dentists. And porcelain veneers are the most common procedure for Hollywood glam. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are colored and shaped to perfectly match and fit your teeth.
Whether your teeth are misaligned, gapped, stained, or chipped, veneers can easily hide any imperfections. Veneers usually take a few visits because the procedure requires some drilling or filing of existing enamel. Lumineers, on the other hand, are thinned and non-invasive options to porcelain veneers. Regardless of your needs, your smile should be a reminder of the most memorable day of your life. Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Suwanee, Georgia is just a call away when you’re ready to become picture perfect.