Your smile is one of the first things people notice, ahem, when you aren’t wearing a mask. A beaming smile has been linked to relieving stress, improving life expectancy, business success, and contributing to personal happiness, among other benefits. Psychology Today reports that smiles have superpowers and can be beneficial not only to yourself but also to others.
Yet, many people hide their smiles. One study found that 57% of Americans cover their mouths when they laugh. If you feel self-conscious about your smile, you aren’t alone. More than half (61%) of Americans would change something about their teeth.
There are a variety of reasons why people choose to hide their smiles. Topping the list are yellowed or stained teeth. Not far behind are crooked, chipped, or missing teeth. The great news is that each of these concerns can be quickly addressed at Mill Point Dental, with some fixed in as little as one visit.
Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Makeovers
Cosmetic dentistry is an art that requires specific knowledge and skills to perform well. Unlike traditional dentistry, cosmetic dentists spend much of their time addressing many of the concerns mentioned above. One of the tools we use to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams is facial reference photography. This new tool allows us to measure how your teeth work with your face to make the most appropriate treatment recommendations.
A smile makeover can include home and office treatments such as professional teeth whitening systems such as KöR. Considered the most effective tooth whitening system currently available, KöR combines traditional in-home whitening trays with an in-office super whitening session, resulting in predictably whiter teeth. Capable of whitening teeth up to 16 shades, KöR can tackle tough stains such as tetracycline stains and fluorosis.
One of the least expensive and most transformative things you can do to improve your smile is dental bonding. In this treatment, a tooth-colored resin material is sculpted and shaped to close gaps between teeth, repair chipped or cracked teeth, and improve misshapen teeth.
Perhaps you want to whiten your smile once and for all or address a gray front tooth. Or maybe your broken tooth requires a little more muscle than dental bonding provides. In that case, dental veneers may be an excellent option. Dental veneers are thin, porcelain or resin shells bonded to the front of the tooth. These shells transform your smile into one Hollywood-worthy.
For those seeking a clear alternative to braces, we offer Clear Aligners. Used to treat the same orthodontic problems as those traditionally treated with braces, Clear Aligners can be an excellent option for addressing bad bites, crooked or crowded teeth, as well as gapped or spaced teeth.
As dentists, the foundation of our business is helping people feel more confident about their smiles. That’s why we are pleased to offer various options for patients who desire a smile makeover. There are several more options available at our office for transforming a smile. If you would like to learn more about how we can transform your smile, please schedule an appointment with one of our Bend cosmetic dentists.