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5 Ways that Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile


cosmetic dentistry improve smileOne of the greatest pleasures I have, both professionally and personally, is seeing the look on a patient’s face when they look at their spectacular, cosmetic dentistry-enabled smile for the first time. It’s difficult to put the picture and feeling into words. There’s a mixture of awe, amazement and even disbelief. And yes, not to get sentimental, but sometimes it’s not only my patients who have tears of joy in their eyes!

Naturally, each patient is unique. Indeed, one of the things we NEVER do here at VSP Dental is take a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Each patient is special, and our approach is customized and personalized.

Yet with this being said, there are some popular cosmetic dentistry solutions that tend to generate the most spectacular before-and-after results, and have our patients staring in the mirror saying “wow, is that really MY smile?” Below we highlight 5 of these solutions -- some of which may be ideal for your smile improvement goals and dreams:

1. Whitening 

Ignore the marketing hype associated with some toothpastes and drugstore products! While these products (when used correctly) may lead to some temporary improvements, they pale in comparison to the transformative whitening results that you can achieve here at VSP Dental. What’s more, the process takes less time and there’s no pain or discomfort.

2. Bonding

Bonding is an ideal cosmetic dentistry solution if you have excess space between your teeth, or if a tooth/teeth is chipped, cracked, broken or stained. What’s more, in many cases bonding can be done in a single office visit, and the results can last for years and years.  

3. Veneers

Veneers are another popular cosmetic dentistry solution, in which we apply ultra-thin custom shells to the front sides of a tooth/teeth, in order to improve the color and/or shape. Veneers typically last longer than bonding.

4. Implants

Implants are an excellent long-term solution to replace a missing tooth/teeth, and for many patients are a desirable alternative to bridges, as they are much stronger and can last for over a decade.

5. Braces

Wait – it’s not what you think! Braces have come a long, long way from those painful, steely eyesores you’ve seen in the past. What’s more, braces certainly aren’t for teenagers. Each year, a growing number of adults – including seniors – are getting braces to straighten their teeth and beautify their smile. There are many options available, including braces worn on the inside of teeth, removable braces, and braces made of material that is virtually invisible.

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To learn more about these and our other transformative cosmetic dentistry solutions, please contact the VSP Dental team for your free consultation.