How To Get a New Smile Now [Cosmetic Dentistry]

Cosmetic dentistry makes it possible for you to enhance the appearance of your teeth. Your teeth are one of the most notable parts of your physical appearance. They're one of the first things people notice during interactions and their condition typically leads to assumptions being made about who you are. Those with seemingly perfect teeth are viewed as successful and attractive, while those with badly damaged or stained teeth are often viewed in a negative manner. While you should never judge a book by its cover, many do.

How cosmetic dentistry fixes smiles

Dentists have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to restoring their patient's smiles. Here are some of the popular ways dentists go about enhancing teeth.

1. Teeth whitening

Ask most people what they would like to change about the appearance of their teeth and a large number would indicate that they would love to have whiter teeth. Nowadays, grocery stores and pharmacies are stocked with all sorts of whitening products, but none of these are anywhere as effective as a professional whitening session performed by a dentist.

Dentists have access to stronger bleaching agents that are not sold to the general public. A single treatment performed by a dentist can improve the whiteness of a patient's teeth by up to 10 shades.

Patients usually get a custom mouth tray made for them at the start of in-office whitening treatments. The tray is used to evenly distribute the bleaching agent and to prevent it from seeping into the gums. An ultraviolet light might be used to agitate the bleaching agent to create a stronger whitening effect. Whitening treatments are effective on most types of stains, such as those caused by foods and drinks including coffee, as well as those caused by smoking tobacco.

2. Dental bonding

Dental bonding is another simple way to improve the appearance of a smile. It can be used to repair chipped and broken teeth. It is done using a composite resin that is matched to the color of the patient's real teeth.

It is a non-invasive procedure that typically does not involve the use of any anesthetic. The dentist prepares the patient's teeth with an etching solution so that the composite adheres better to it. The composite is then directly applied to the tooth. It is shaped as necessary, then hardened with a special light. The dentist wraps up the treatment by polishing the newly restored tooth.

3. Crowns

Dental crowns have many purposes in cosmetic dentistry. They can be used to cover up chipped, fractured and broken teeth. They can also be used to improve the appearance of deformed, decayed or badly stained teeth.

The best part? A crown can last up to 24 years with good oral hygiene, and it does not require any special maintenance.

Let us restore your smile

The procedures listed above are only a few of the many cosmetic procedures we perform at Bal Harbour Smiles. Call or visit our Surfside clinic to learn more about these and other treatments that can be used to improve the way your smile looks.

Here's how you reach us…

Request an appointment here: or call Bal Harbour Smiles at (305) 440-4229 for an appointment in our Surfside office.

Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.

Recent Posts

4 Ways To Find Out Who Needs A Smile Makeover

Getting a smile makeover can be a lifesaver. We all deserve to have a smile we love. It is one of the most noticeable things about your appearance.Smile makeover treatments are for anyone who is dealing with multiple issues that affect the appearance of their smile. This typically involves the dentist performing multiple treatments to…

Questions To Ask At A Dental Smile Makeover Consultation

For most individuals, the decision to get a smile makeover comes after a great amount of consideration and research. Going into the initial dental consultation with a list of important questions helps the process go more smoothly. A smile makeover can have a large impact on self-esteem and confidence, so feeling reassured about the decision…

Will Six Month Smiles® Help Improve My Teeth?

Looking to improve your teeth? Six Month Smiles is an option worth further exploring if your teeth are crooked, spaced out or misaligned. Many people are looking into their teeth straightening option nowadays due to the many dental advancements that make it easier than ever for one to have straight teeth. When your teeth are…

Treating A Gummy Smile With Gum Contouring

There are dozens of ways dental professionals can enhance the appearance of patients’ smiles, one of which is gum contouring. While some patients are troubled by discolored teeth, crooked teeth, or even no teeth, others may have gummy smiles. If you are one of these people, understand that such gum problems are normal and that…

Recent Posts

Clear Braces: What Foods Should You Avoid?

Clear Braces: What Foods Should You Avoid?

Clear braces are a subtler version of traditional metal braces that allow you to straighten teeth without dealing with the poor aesthetics of metal braces. Instead of metal brackets, clear braces come with tooth-colored brackets that are barely noticeable in your mouth. Instead of metal wires to connect the brackets, clear braces come with transparent…

Can A Dentist Help Relieve TMJ Pain?

Can A Dentist Help Relieve TMJ Pain?

Your TMJ treatment (temporomandibular joint) is responsible for connecting the lower jaw to the upper jaw and the skull. Pain in this area can cause tenderness in your jaw muscles, jaw clicking, earaches, and headaches. This can disrupt your daily activities. If you want to know how your dentist can help with your TMJ pain,…