Do you smile easily and naturally, or do you find yourself smiling with your mouth closed or constantly trying to hide your teeth due to small but visible blemishes? Maybe you even avoid social situations because — let’s be honest — it can be exhausting trying to cover your true smile all the time.
If an imperfect grin is holding you back, cosmetic dentistry is a smart investment that will more than pay off in the long run. You will be happier, more confident, and more at ease when interacting with people. And that self assurance will affect how others see you — whether you’re at a party, on a first date, or in a job interview.
At Marineland Dental Care of Kennewick, WA, we have a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that will quickly take your smile from dull to dazzling. Call us today at 509-591-0515 to make an appointment.
Two Types of Veneers
Dental veneers cover a multitude of problems with one simple procedure. If your teeth are discolored, worn down, chipped, gapped, uneven, have minor alignment issues — or any combination of those things — veneers will give you a brand-new flawless smile.
A dental veneer is a very thin, shell-like covering for the tooth. You can get veneers for one tooth or many, depending on your needs. If you decide to get veneers, you will come to Marineland’s office for a consultation. We will obtain detailed measurements of your teeth, and your veneers will be custom made to fit you perfectly. The procedure for applying veneers couldn’t be easier: a thin layer of enamel may be removed first, the area is cleaned and prepped, and the veneer is bonded to the tooth using a special dental cement.
Composite veneers are made out of a composite resin material designed to match the color of your natural teeth. Their cost, which is significantly less than porcelain veneers, makes them an attractive choice. Plus, they generally require less enamel reshaping and removal to apply. Your composite veneers will be sculpted and polished to look like your real teeth.
Porcelain veneers, while costlier than composites, are more durable. So you will be able to wear them for as much as twice as long. Porcelain is also less porous than composite material. That means they are less susceptible to staining and discoloration. So if you are an incurable coffee or tea addict, porcelain may be the best choice for you! Porcelain veneers are also the most natural looking. Like your real teeth, they have a translucent quality that composite veneers can’t match, even after polishing.
Replace Those Old Gold Fillings!
Do you have gold fillings that are worn out, discolored, and just plain unattractive? Today, while metal fillings are still used, tooth-colored composite materials are becoming more popular. They blend into your teeth so no one will even know you have fillings! At Marineland Dental Care, we can replace your old metal fillings with composite. We also offer porcelain inlays and onlays, which are types of fillings (also indistinguishable from your real teeth) generally used if the cavity is too large for a traditional filling but not big enough to require a dental crown.
And replacing those old metal fillings is not merely a cosmetic issue. If they are worn, they may not fit the tooth as well as they used to. And this means bacteria can get in and cause more damage. If you believe your fillings may need to be replaced, call Marineland Dental Care for a consultation.
At Marineland Dental Care, we can create a personalized smile makeover plan for you comprised of any combination of procedures. It all depends on your needs and what you want your smile to look like. Come in for a consultation. Dr. Hadley and his staff will go over your options, and help you envision the final results.