After making it through hurricane season, you’re ready to take on any new challenges that come at you in the new year. Your boss appreciates the work you’re providing for your company and you flash a smile in response, forgetting your insecurities about your teeth. Immediately you cover your mouth, realizing this is not the smile you want to have for life. “How can I fix this for good?” You wonder.
If you’re looking for a new year resolution in 2018, getting a smile makeover is worth adding to that list! You’ll learn that your dentist in Jacksonville is well-prepared to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Porcelain Veneers Can Reinvent Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are customized, wafer-thin sheaths of dental porcelain designed to match your existing teeth. They are ideal for covering many dental cosmetic flaws, including chips, cracks, and long-term discoloration. They can also fix moderate misalignment and gaps in your smile.
After your dentist determines if veneers are right for you during the consultation, they can start the molding process. This involves putting a putty-like material on your teeth that is used to create the custom veneer. Once the dentist buffs your existing tooth to make room for the veneer, they will place and bond it onto the surface of your tooth.
If you’re looking for a more substantial solution for fixing your teeth, you’ll find clear aligners to be quite effective.
Transform Your Teeth with Invisalign Clear Aligners
Regardless of your age, a straight smile is still possible as an adult. Thanks to Invisalign’s clear aligners, patients can receive straighter teeth in significantly less time than traditional braces. Your friends and family likely won’t even notice your getting straighter teeth since they are clear. They’re also removable, so you won’t have to change your eating or oral habits during treatment.
The system works through a series of clear alignment trays that gently shift your teeth to their ideal alignment. This occurs over the course of 12 months which your dentist will closely monitor to ensure you smile is on the right track.
If you’re looking for a cosmetic treatment with less commitment, you’ll need to look into teeth-whitening procedures with your dentist in Jacksonville.
Teeth Whitening is Perfect for a Quick Touch-Up
For patients who want a whiter smile, in-office teeth-whitening provides a super quick and effective path to a whiter smile. This hour-long process is meant to be a long-lasting, comfortable treatment that removes stains of all kinds.
By using specially formulated bleaching gels, this treatment can penetrate through stains and into the dentin layer where the majority of discoloration occurs. With periodic touchups, you’ll have a whiter smile in no time and get a glimpse into a world with a perfect smile.
Make 2018 the year you’re proud of your smile. Contact your dentist in Jacksonville today to set up a consultation!
About the Author
Dr. W. Scott Wagner earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Wake Forest and Florida State Universities. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where he ranked in the top five of his class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. He’s studied with the world’s leading cosmetic and restorative dentists to provide the best care for his patients. To learn more about his practice, contact him at (904) 834-3737 or visit his website.