We live in a “bigger is better” kind of society. Everything from our homes to our fast food combo meals are designed for size. Even when it comes to self-improvement, the stakes seem high: why improve a few smaller things when you can just overhaul the whole mess? As a result of this attitude, many people shy away from trying to improve their smiles because of a misinformed belief that cosmetic dentistry requires complex, invasive procedures. Contrary to popular belief, most people’s smiles only need a few minor tweaks. Atlanta cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Zelby, discusses just a few of the many conservative cosmetic procedures that can dramatically enhance the beauty of your smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening for a Brighter Smile
Some people are blessed with nicely shaped teeth and symmetrical smiles. Unfortunately, these same people are not immune to the staining effects of a number of popular foods and beverages. Everyone’s teeth begin to dull over time as small discolorations from coffee, tea, berries, and tobacco products buildup on your tooth enamel. Dr. Zelby recommends a professional teeth whitening system from your cosmetic dentists to help turn back the clock on your smile. “For the best results,” says Dr. Zelby, “consider an in-office whitening system such as Zoom 2.” In-office whitening treatments take about an hour and can brighten your enamel by up to nine shades.
Single Porcelain Veneers
When most of us think about veneers, we think it means veneers are placed on every tooth. Actually, many people only have a single chipped, discolored, or oddly shaped or sized tooth that needs fixing. Using the same techniques he employs to create a full set of veneers, your cosmetic dentist can craft one or two sturdy, natural-looking porcelain veneers. Veneer placement generally requires two visits to dentist. At the first appointment, he will shape the tooth enamel to better receive the veneer and take impressions to send to the ceramics lab. Once your custom-fitted veneer returns from the lab, you will return to the office to have the veneer bonded into place.
Cosmetic Bonding for Smaller Flaws
Your cosmetic dentist can correct small chips, gaps, oddly shaped teeth, and severe discolorations using the same material he uses to fill a cavity. Composite resin is sturdy, durable, and, most importantly, can be tinted so that it perfectly blends in with your natural tooth enamel. Dr. David Zelby recommends dental bonding for small smile imperfections because it “requires little to no preparation of the enamel and provides a truly conservative cosmetic option.”
Enjoy Your Best Smile in Atlanta!
If you have chipped or discolored teeth or would like to see how cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve your best smile ever, call Dr. David Zelby at (770) 955-0550. Dr. Zelby and the expert team at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta can return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty. Our Atlanta dentist office proudly serves patients in Marietta, Smyrna, East Cobb, Buckhead, Vinings, and Metro Atlanta.