If you recently got engaged – congratulations! It’s such an exciting and busy time for any couple. On top of making decisions about everything from the guest list to the catering, every bride and groom wants to look their best. After all, you’ll be showing your wedding photos to your grandkids one day!
So, if you don’t feel so great about your smile it’s a perfect time to look into cosmetic dentistry and what treatments can benefit you the most. In particular, there are four procedures that any cosmetic dentist in 10065 would recommend because they can give you a gorgeous smile in a short amount of time. Keep reading to learn more!
Whitening is one of the most popular pre-wedding treatments out there for a reason. It’s a fast, easy way to dramatically improve someone’s smile! You have two main options for whitening:
- Zoom! In-office whitening – This is perfect for anyone who wants results in one appointment. You can expect to whiten your teeth up to 10 shades in about an hour!
- Take-home trays – Although you’ll still be able to get a result up to 10 shades whiter, this approach is more gradual. It will take about two weeks to get your final result.
It’s important to note that some staining is so severe that it can’t be corrected with whitening treatments. In those situations, porcelain veneers are a perfect solution.
Porcelain veneers are strong, thin shells that are adhered to the front of the teeth, giving them a whole new look. They’re a fantastic solution for all of the following smile imperfections:
- Severe stains
- Gaps or minor crowding
- Small or misshapen teeth
Porcelain veneers are strong and durable, so you can expect many years of enjoyment out of your new smile with basic care and maintenance. And the best part is that they can be done in just two appointments!
Many adults have metal fillings in their back teeth that show when they smile, but fortunately, there’s an easy fix. Tooth-colored fillings can be done with a composite resin material that blends in with your teeth so no one will know that you ever had cavities.
Bonding is a procedure that uses the same material used in tooth-colored fillings to correct minor imperfections on the front teeth. If you have small chips or cracks, bonding is a great way to hide them without resorting to more involved procedures. Also, it can be done in just one visit!
If you’d like to learn more about how any of these procedures will look before the big day, it’s helpful to find a dentist in 10065 who offers an imaging service like Virtual Smile Design. That way, you’ll have a better idea of what the final result will look like before making a decision.
Regardless of which procedure you decide on, you’ll be sure to look great on your wedding day with a brand new smile!
About the Author
With nearly 30 years’ experience in general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Dorian Tetelman has helped many of his patients look their best on their wedding day. He always thoroughly explains each treatment option to help patients make the best decision based on their unique needs and goals. If you’d like to know more, he can be contacted via his website or at (212) 319-0090.