As 2022 draws to a close, it’s worth thinking about how the year has gone, and what you’d want to change. For many people, the thing they’d like to fix most is their smile. If you’re looking to start fresh in the new year, cosmetic dentistry can transform your teeth for the better in a relatively short amount of time. Many people have a little bit of time off in December, which means it’s the perfect time to see the dentist about improving your teeth. Here are a few tools in the cosmetic dentistry toolkit that can give you a brand-new smile before the year is out.
There are plenty of reasons your teeth could be yellower than you’d like—diet, genetics, tobacco use, and the list goes on. Whatever the reason, professional teeth whitening can give you a smile that’s up to eight shades whiter within a single appointment. The procedure takes only an hour, and it’s completely painless.
It’s sometimes said that dentistry is as much art as it is science, and direct bonding is an excellent example of that. Your dentist will layer a tooth-colored resin over the front of your teeth and sculpt it into whatever form you’d like. The procedure is incredibly versatile, capable of closing gaps, repairing chips, and lengthening teeth that have been worn down.
If you want a serious transformation, there’s nothing better than veneers. Your dentist will remove the top layer of your tooth, and replace it with a thin shell of porcelain meant to perfectly resemble natural teeth. The result is a beautiful smile with the shape, size, and color you’ve always dreamed of. What’s most amazing is that this transformation can be completed within just two appointments!
If you have multiple dental issues that you want to fix, you might need more than one procedure. That’s where a so-called “smile makeover” comes in. An experienced cosmetic dentist can use a mixture of various techniques to give you a smile you’d be proud to show off, no matter what condition you’re in now. It’s hard to guarantee that you’d be able to complete your makeover by the end of the year, but there’s no time like the present to get started.
No matter what issue you’re facing, a cosmetic dentist can help you get the smile you deserve. There’s no better way to start the year off right.
About the Author
Dr. Robert Camenzuli is a cosmetic dentist who takes the time to listen to his patients and understand their issues. He brings that same level of care and attention to crafting his patients’ treatment plans and sculpting their new smiles. Dr. Camenzuli is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He’s also a Senior Master Provider for Fastbraces and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. If you have any questions about whether cosmetic dentistry is right for you, Dr. Camenzuli can be reached at his website or by phone at (504) 584-4225.