The camera zooms in as the girl eloquently address her class. You’ve seen her journey from troubled youth to valedictorian in the last 90-minutes, and it’s all lead to this speech. You’re sure she’s say something interesting, but all you can pay attention to are her teeth. In a word, they are perfect. What made them look so good? Your cosmetic dentist in Midlothian at Long Family Dental wants you to know how your teeth can look at beautiful as well.
What’s the first thing you notice about someone? If you’re like most people, it’s probably their smile. The quality of your smile often makes the first impression before we even get a chance to speak. The color of your teeth are a large part of how people perceive you. White teeth are often associated with people who are attractive, confident, and friendly. However, years of coffee, wine, tobacco, or just aging can leave them looking dull and discolored. For people who want to brighten their smile, teeth whitening is the path for them. In two simple visits, we will enable you to make your teeth 6-10 shades whiter in the comfort of your own home. We will provide you with a custom-made mouth tray and bleaching gel. This gel is able to break down years of stains on your teeth and let your natural white shine through. You simply wear the tray with the gel for 30 minutes, each night for 2 weeks, to get the full result. Our at-home kits are much stronger and longer lasting than any store bought kit you can find today.
Issues such as damaged, discolored, or crooked teeth can all be fixed with bonding. A putty-like composite resin is applied to the affected tooth and sculpted to improve its appearance. Once on the tooth, the resin is hardened using a specialized light. Bonding naturally blends with the rest of your smile, and it is one of the quickest, simplest ways to improve it.
Teeth that have a variety of cosmetic issues can be fixed with one easy procedure. Porcelain veneers can help correct issues such as:
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Obvious gaps
Porcelain veneers are actually thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth using a composite resin. The porcelain material used assures that your teeth are not only beautiful, but functional. They are even virtually stain-proof. In two easy visits, you can correct a multitude of issues that could take multiple visits and procedures otherwise. On the first visit, Dr. Robert Long or Dr. Chris Long will gently prep your natural enamel to make room for the veneers. They will then take an impression of your teeth, and a lab will use this to fabricate your veneers. During the final visit, the veneers are placed on your teeth, and your smile will be revitalized.
Where Should I Start?
You’re interested in cosmetic dentistry in Midlothian, but where should you start? The first step is to come see us at Long Family Dental. We can take a look at your smile and determine which procedure can best help you accomplish your goals. The perfect smile doesn’t have to be a fantasy anymore, so be sure to come see us!