3 affordable ways to improve your smile
Have you looked at your teeth lately and thought they looked duller, darker or deeply stained? Are there a few visible chips and cracks? Do you have more than a few metal fillings that you wish blended in with your teeth a little better? These are all very common complaints of patients. They are typical because as our teeth age they take on the visible effects of wear and tear just like any other part of our bodies. The good news is that your Chicago dentist has three affordable ways to improve your smile.
1. Professional teeth whitening
Although there are many drug store products that promise some degree of whitening, you may be surprised at how little of a noticeable difference they make. This is because they cannot offer the stronger whitening agents that dentists use today.
A professional approach to teeth whitening may be more expensive than over-the-counter options, but you will get a faster, whiter result. Professional teeth whitening is also one of the most cost effective procedures you can get for an immediate improvement of your smile.
2. Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is one of the least expensive methods for improving certain physical characteristics of your teeth. This option uses a moldable putty-like material that can be matched to the color of your teeth. Once your dentist has applied and shaped this material, a special laser is used to quickly harden your newly shaped tooth. In addition to reshaping or lengthening teeth, it is also good for repairing:
- Small chips
- Cracked or broken teeth
3. White fillings
Tooth colored dental fillings are a great way for your dentist to help save your natural teeth. They start by removing any signs of decay or debris and then fill that space with a plastic resin that is matched to the color of your teeth. This method not only blends in with the rest of your teeth, but it also allows you to keep your naturally beautiful smile.
If you are interested in learning more about affordable ways to improve your smile, contact a Chicago dentist, like Dr. Tom Meyer of Meyer Dental Group. Dr. Meyer and his dedicated team will answer all your questions about these procedures, as well as the dental financing options available. We believe you deserve a cost-effective, healthier and more beautiful smile.