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5 Ways to Improve the Look of Your Smile

5 Ways to Improve the Look of Your Smile

Do you love your smile? If not, then we have some solutions that can help. There are many reasons why people want to improve the look of their smile. It can be for professional or personal reasons, but they all boil down to one thing: self-confidence. A beautiful smile is something that will make you feel great about yourself and get noticed by others. In this blog post, we’ll discuss five ways to make your smile more attractive.

1) Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses bleaching agents to lighten the color of teeth. It is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, and it can be done at home or in a dental office. There are a variety of teeth whitening products available, including toothpastes, gels, and strips. If you want to achieve the best results, however, we recommend that you visit a dentist for professional teeth whitening.

Professional teeth whitening performed in a dental office uses a stronger concentration of whitening agent to yield more dramatic results. During a teeth whitening procedure, you will have to wear whitening trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth for about an hour during your appointment. These trays contain a bleaching agent that is applied directly onto the tooth enamel of your teeth. In some cases, your dentist may also use a laser to activate the bleaching agent.

After an hour, the bleaching agent will be rinsed from the surface of your teeth. However, it will keep removing stains for up to 24 hours after its initial application. Overall, teeth whitening is a great way to improve the look of your smile because it can remove stains and make your teeth look brighter and whiter.

2) Composite Fillings

composite fillings

Composite fillings are a type of dental filling that is made from composite resin, which is a mixture of plastic and glass. They are used to repair teeth that have been damaged or decayed. Composite fillings are also commonly used to improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, chipped, or discolored.

Composite fillings are placed in a similar way as other types of dental fillings, however they are made to match the color of your teeth and will blend in with your smile. To place a composite filling, the dentist will first remove the decay from your tooth and then clean the area. They will then apply layers of composite resin in the cavity. Each layer of resin is then hardened in place. The final layer is molded and polished to match the color of your teeth. If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your smile, composite fillings may be a good option for you.

3) Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, chipped, crooked, or discolored. Veneers are made to resemble natural tooth enamel and they can really make a big difference with how your smile looks.

The process of getting veneers usually involves two appointments. In the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the surface of your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel from  them to receive veneers. Then, they will also take an impression of your mouth that will be sent to a dental lab where your porcelain veneers are custom made based on the shape and size of your teeth. During the second appointment the veneers will be cemented onto the front side of your teeth.

4) Dental Crowns

dental crowns

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration used to cover and protect a tooth that has been damaged or decayed. Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, and metal alloys. They are custom made to fit the shape and size of your teeth and are usually placed in two appointments.

In the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your tooth by removing any decay and then shaping it to receive the crown. They will then take an impression of your mouth that will be sent to a dental lab where your crown will be custom made. During the second appointment, the crown will be cemented onto the tooth. Crowns are a great way to restore the appearance and function of a tooth that has been damaged or decayed. Additionally, crowns are a great way to improve the look of your smile because they will fill in gaps between teeth, repair chipped and discolored teeth, and cover up old dental work.

5) Dental Implants

Dental implants are a type of dental restoration that is used to replace missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots made from titanium that are placed into the jawbone. Dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth because they provide stability and support for the replacement tooth, while also preserving the structural integrity of the jawbone. If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be a good option for you to effectively improve the look of your smile.

To place dental implants, a minimum of two appointments is needed. In the first appointment your dentist will place an anchor into the jawbone under local anesthesia. The anchor, or implant, is made from titanium and is shaped to support one or more replacement teeth (also called endosseous implant-supported crowns). Then in the second appointment the implant-supported crowns will be placed onto the implant. Other prosthetics such as bridges or dentures can also be used in coordination with dental implants. In some cases, additional procedures such as a bone graft may also be required.

In Conclusion

No matter what type of dental restoration you are looking for, we have a solution that will improve the look of your smile. Our team of experts at New Teeth Chicago are here to help you choose the best option for your needs and provide you with quality care that will restore the beauty of your smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and see how we can help you achieve the perfect smile for 2022!

Dr. Irfan Atcha, DDS

Irfan Atcha, DDS, DICOI, DADIA at New Teeth Chicago Dental in Chicago, Illinois is a board-certified general dentist and a nationally recognized expert in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and sedation dentistry. Dr. Atcha is now serving patients in Naples, Bonita Springs and SW FL area with All-on-4 implants, teeth-in-a-day, same day dental implants and the complex zygomatic dental implants for the no-jaw bone solution approach. To schedule a consultation please email Dr. Atcha at teethforyou@gmail.com.

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