Even in the U.S., the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was one of the most talked about events this year. Between celebrity appearances from George Clooney and Kate Middleton, who shared a lovely waltz, and an impromptu piano ballad played by Sir Elton John, the royal wedding seemed to showcase all the extravagance that many of us can only dream of — not all of us can pull off a mustard yellow dress. But if you’re like many who are planning to get married this summer, there is one thing you can make extravagant: your smile!
Cosmetic dentistry is an elective form of dentistry that can help you achieve a beautiful smile. If you’ve ever been unhappy with the appearance of your smile, maybe wishing your teeth were a little whiter, straighter, or differently shaped, cosmetic dentistry can help. The treatments we offer can have you walking down the aisle like Meghan Markle and that fifteen foot veil.
Chipped Tooth? No Problem
If you’ve chipped a tooth recently or in the past, dental bonding is your solution. Dental bonding uses the same advanced composite resin as tooth-colored fillings. It is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to repair chipped teeth. Dr. Bob applies the composite to the teeth. It starts as a putty so he can shape it to look like natural enamel. Then a curing light hardens the putty in approximately 20 to 40 seconds. Once hardened and polished, the composite will have the same luster as natural enamel.
Nix Those Stains
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures out there. Common foods like coffee, red wine, chocolate, soda, and tea cause most tooth discoloration. These staining agents can become trapped in our enamel over time, causing our teeth to appear yellow. Professional teeth whitening fixes these stains using a whitening agents that dissolves staining molecules. Combining an an in-office treatment with custom-made, take-home trays, can double the effectiveness of teeth whitening. Regular maintenance keeps your teeth royal until that moment when you say, “I do!” into the honeymoon and beyond.
Lose the Metal
Cavities are common in the U.S. If you’ve had your cavities filled more than five years ago, however, your fillings are probably made of metal. Not only can metal fillings degrade over time, causing what’s known as leaking, they may look unsightly when you open your mouth to say your vows. Tooth-colored fillings using advanced ceramic are a trusted method for replacing metal fillings. Not only that, but because the material used is more advanced, they can provide other benefits such as better insulation against hot and cold. Plus, they won’t oxidize and turn black.
The internet can’t stop talking about Prince Harry’s first look, but as public attention dies down, and summer gets into full swing, it’s probably time to start thinking about your own ceremony. If you’re unhappy with your smile, and want those photos to be as magical as possible, cosmetic dentistry can help. Please call (724) 282-4436 today for an appointment with Butler cosmetic dentist Dr. Bob at Advanced Dentistry of Butler.