Your smile is an important part of your appearance and how you’re perceived by others. A beautiful smile can also improve your self-confidence! Unfortunately, most of us don’t naturally have perfectly straight, white teeth. That’s why cosmetic dental treatments like veneers and teeth whitening are so popular.
Dental veneers and teeth-whitening procedures can significantly improve your smile and overall appearance. But how do you know which treatment is right for you? Should you choose one or the other or use a combination of both? Our expert cosmetic dentists in Sunny Isles break it down for you!
Benefits of cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry can transform your appearance and make you look healthier, happier, and more youthful. But a gorgeous smile doesn’t just make you look better. It can impact how you feel and behave too.
A beautiful smile can:
- Improve your mood and motivation
- Boost your confidence
- Make you more likely to engage in social interactions
- Improve your physical health over time
What are veneers?
Veneers can be used to treat several cosmetic concerns in a single procedure. But how do they work?
Dental veneers are custom-made shells (generally composed of porcelain or composite resin) that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. The procedure is simple and minimally invasive and the results are beautiful, natural-looking, and long-lasting.
We can use veneers to correct a wide range of cosmetic dental problems, including:
- Chips and cracks
- Crooked teeth
- Stains and discoloration
- Gapped teeth
- Uneven teeth
Veneers can be used to correct a single problem tooth or to transform your entire smile! They can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments as part of a complete smile makeover.
What is teeth whitening?
Most people have some degree of tooth discoloration. Factors such as age, genetics, and lifestyle can result in a stained or dull smile. Professional teeth whitening can brighten the appearance of your smile dramatically. With our high-tech approach, you can get a gorgeous white smile in the comfort of your own home.
Rather than taking uncomfortable impressions, we use advanced 3D imaging technology to develop custom-made whitening trays and professional-grade whitening gel for you to take home. When used as instructed, you should see a significant improvement in your smile in just one week!
Choosing the right cosmetic dental treatment
Both teeth-whitening procedures and veneers can be life-changing for patients who are unhappy with their smiles. So how do you choose which procedure is right for you?
When to choose teeth whitening
Those who are generally satisfied with their smile and primarily want to address stains or discoloration should opt for teeth whitening rather than permanent veneers. Our whitening treatments provide dramatic results without requiring any reshaping or major preparation.
When to choose veneers
Veneers are the ideal solution for patients with multiple or severe cosmetic concerns. If you have extensively stained, broken, or misaligned teeth, dental veneers can give you the permanent restoration you’re looking for.
When to choose both
In some cases, teeth whitening and veneers can be used in conjunction to create the perfect smile. They can also be used alongside other cosmetic treatments like Invisalign and cosmetic botox.
Not everyone who gets veneers replaces all of their teeth. We can provide you with one or more custom-made individual veneers that blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Because veneers don’t change color, teeth whitening can be performed to ensure your natural teeth continue to match your veneers over time.
Ready to take the next step to a more cosmetically elegant smile? We can help!
Feeling unhappy with your smile can have a huge impact on your confidence and quality of life.
At Sedation Dentistry of Sunny Isles, our expert cosmetic dentists can provide life-changing cosmetic treatments to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Whether you’re looking for high-tech teeth whitening or a complete smile makeover with veneers, we’re here to help!