Want a Better Smile? You have Options!
- Posted on: Sep 30 2017
One of the most recognizable features every person has is their smile. In the best scenario, our smile makes a lasting impression. In reality, far too many people go through life only half-smiling. A full-tooth grin is so much more welcoming and presents a much greater air of confidence. If dissatisfaction with the appearance of your teeth is keeping you from that wide open, fully confident smile, there is an opportunity to change. In fact, there may be more ways than you imagine to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Pittsford Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry has become the norm for people of all ages, not just for celebrities. In our Pittsford office, popular treatments for enhancing the smile include:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Teeth whitening
- Dental veneers
- Six Month Smiles®
Tooth-colored fillings don’t fall squarely into cosmetic dentistry; these fillings are necessary and are gradually replacing the practice of silver fillings. Initially, tooth-colored fillings, made of composite material, were recommended primarily for the repair of front teeth. Not anymore. It doesn’t matter where in the mouth a silver filling is placed; it will be seen when you smile or laugh. In addition to preserving natural appearance, composite fillings are also proving to be a long-lasting and durable alternative to metallic restorations.
Teeth whitening was one of the first cosmetic treatments to become popular. Several teeth-whitening techniques are available today, with the home-whitening method remaining both affordable and efficient. While in-office whitening is preferential for immediate results, a more gradual process may be better for patients with sensitive teeth. Often, whitening teeth is all the enhancement you need to make smiling an enjoyable habit.
Dental veneers cover the front surface of teeth to make them look naturally attractive. This cosmetic treatment may involve the preparation of custom-shaped porcelain sheets to close a gap or resize one or more teeth. There isn’t much that porcelain veneers can’t do which is why more and more people are opting for this long-term treatment.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a new kind of braces that provide adults with the convenience and the results they want. A form of cosmetic braces, Six Month Smiles works on the same principles of standard orthodontics but uses bright appliances and a shortened time frame to increase discretion and comfort.
The team in our Pittsford family dental practice specialize in the various treatments to support, restore, and enhance our patients’ smiles. To schedule your visit, call 585-248-2383.
Posted in: Cosmetic Dentistry