You’re excited about the warmer weather and going out with your friends more often, but summertime means more pictures being taken and meeting new people. You’re embarrassed by your grin and feel like you have to hide it. There’s good news though, your dentist in Fort Lauderdale offers 3 cosmetic services that can repair your smile so you can unabashedly let it shine. This summer, boost your self-confidence and enjoy socializing by getting a refreshed smile. Read on to learn about 3 solutions for discolored and damaged teeth.

Dental Crowns Can’t Ease Your Sunburn, But They Can Repair Your Smile

Dental crowns, or caps, go over damaged or broken teeth to help repair their strength and function. They can be made from material such as ceramic, porcelain, base metal alloys, gold, or a combination. However, most patients prefer the natural look of porcelain. Some reasons to consider getting a dental crown include:

  • To protect a weak tooth from bacteria and decay.

  • To restore the strength of a broken tooth.

  • To hold a bridge in place.

  • To cover misshapen or stained teeth.

Most people don’t think of crowns when they need a cosmetic solution, but when you have cracked or worn-down teeth that are unappealing to look at, they can be a great solution!

Professional Teeth Whitening Can Make Your Smile Shine This Summer

Stained teeth are inevitable and happen due to non-preventable reasons like aging. Additionally, your teeth are being exposed to different foods and drinks that stain them on a daily basis. Even though your mouth can be in tip-top shape health-wise, they may look older or damaged because of discoloration. Whether you’re suffering from deep or surface stains, professional teeth whitening is a great option.

Instead of buying an over-the-counter kit that may not provide you with the results you’re looking for, visit your dentist to get a smile up to 14 shades brighter in a single visit. You can also have this treatment done in the comfort of your home by choosing to get a professional customized at-home teeth whitening kit instead. Both of these include professional-grade bleaching gels that achieve fast results.

Not Porcelain Dishes, Porcelain Veneers!

Although porcelain veneers may seem like quite an investment, they’re well worth it. These porcelain shells conceal a variety of imperfections including discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and misshapen teeth. The best part is that they’re also stain resistant! They’re highly durable and are a great option to help you achieve your dream smile. This procedure typically takes place over the course of three visits:

  • The first visit consists of a consultation with your dentist to discuss what results you’d like to see. They’ll take X-rays and impressions of your teeth as well.

  • The second visit will involve your dentist preparing your teeth to receive the veneers by removing a small amount of enamel, think less than a fingernail’s width. They’ll then apply temporary veneers while your permanent ones are being custom-made.

  • The last visit will take place once your permanent veneers arrive. Your dentist will bond them, and you’ll be ready to enjoy your beautiful new smile!

Don’t experience social anxiety because of your smile this summer. Get a weight lifted off your shoulders by investing in your self-confidence! The first step to a more enjoyable summer is to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist.

About the Author

A Florida native, Dr. Alan Kellner earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia. After that, he completed his residency at the State University of New York in Stonybrook. Following his father’s footsteps, Dr. Kellner returned to Florida and now takes great pride in providing top-tier dental care to his patients in Fort Lauderdale. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kellner, you can contact his staff through his website.