Perhaps you’ve been asked to be the best man or the maid of honor at your friend’s wedding. Or maybe there’s someone in your family graduating soon. Or it could be that your spouse is planning on taking photos during your vacation that they plan to share with their friends on Facebook. There are plenty of events during the summer where you’ll want a smile you can show off for the camera. Here are some ways your dentist in West Hollywood can help you get ready!
When it comes to the tooth’s appearance, the complaint most people have is that they wish their teeth were whiter. Stains can be the eventual result of years of drinking coffee, wine, or other beverages; sometimes they can be intrinsic, so over-the-counter whitening toothpaste won’t be effective.
Teeth whitening in West Hollywood performed by a professional can help remove stain particles inside and outside the enamel of the tooth. The procedure only takes about an hour, so it can be a great option if there’s a special event you’d like to prepare for. Your dentist can also give you an at-home whitening kit if you don’t mind waiting a couple of weeks to see improvement.
Small chips or cracks in your teeth can stand out and make you feel self-conscious about smiling. To repair the damage while retaining a natural look, tooth-colored fillings can be used for minor cosmetic changes.
If there’s more than one aspect of a tooth’s appearance that you’d like to improve, porcelain veneers can be a great choice. These are thin shells placed on the front of the tooth in order to cover up discoloration, damage, or misalignment. Not only do they look great, but they’re durable and can resist stains better than natural teeth. The procedure will usually take two to three appointments.
Maybe you want straighter teeth but aren’t sure about dealing with braces; you don’t want a mouth full of metal in your pictures! Fortunately, Invisalign can be an excellent alternative for traditional orthodontics. It uses a series of clear aligners to make adjustments to your teeth over time. Since the aligners are see-through, it’s easier to smile without worrying if people will notice. As a bonus, Invisalign is removable, so you won’t have to miss out on anything at summer banquets!
Remember, it’s important to have realistic expectations and a clear idea of what you hope to get from any given cosmetic dentistry procedure. It’d be a good idea to bring your dentist sample pictures so you can point to improvements you’d like to make; you can also ask for before-and-after pictures to get an idea of what the results will be. Don’t be afraid to research how you can get the smile you want!
About the Author
Dr. Oshin Anjirghooli offers state-of-the-art care using advanced techniques and technologies to help patients keep smiles healthy. He is certified in Invisalign and has been trained in anterior bonding and cosmetics; he also offers teeth whitening and other treatments to improve the aesthetics of your teeth. To schedule an appointment, visit his website or call (310) 246-0995.