Cosmetic dentistry can bring up images of Hollywood movie stars who smile into the camera with perfect teeth. Fortunately a brilliant, healthy smile isn’t only for actors. At your cosmetic dentist in Tulsa OK, we know that looking your best is one of the most important elements in boosting your self-confidence and achieving success. It also can also be an excellent way to prevent future problems that may involve even more invasive procedures. The versatility of cosmetic dentistry has brought great promise for not only concealing or correcting problems, but in brightening and enhancing your natural smile. Here are just a few options:
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures is tooth whitening. In a simple one-hour office visit, you can greatly improve the look of your smile. Glisten Dental uses the KöR Deep Bleaching system because it has proven reliability in achieving the removal of deep, resistant stains. If you prefer the comfort of your own home, we have a home treatment system that requires about two weeks of consistent nightly applications. Whether done at the office or in your home, the results will produce the same bright, white smile.
The old metal and wire braces, while very effective, can be less comfortable and quite noticeable compared to the newer and more popular Invisalign. The aligner trays used to straighten the teeth are made of medical-grade plastic and are completely clear, so hardly anyone will realize you are wearing them! The treatment plan involves wearing the trays for about two weeks before discarding them for a new set. Each succeeding one in the series is worn until the treatment is complete. Their comfort, ease of use, and excellent results are what make Invisalign a popular choice for teeth straightening.
Veneers are made of a thin piece of porcelain that is placed over the tooth to simulate the look of natural teeth. Chips, cracks, stains or small misalignments can easily be hidden or corrected by this procedure. A less invasive veneer called a Lumineer is another alternative to the traditional veneer. Lumineers are ultra thin and do not require the removal of a small amount of enamel that is necessary with the traditional veneer. They also have the option of being removed, whereas porcelain veneers are permanent.
Choosing the right cosmetic procedure is the fastest way to a perfect smile. If you are not pleased with what you are seeing in the mirror, contact your dentist in Tulsa Ok, Dr. Angie Nauman, to see what treatment options are best for you.