When we talk about optimal oral health, we speak primarily of infection and disease prevention and how to restore health if it’s been ravaged by either of these problems. However, we know that even if you take great care of your smile and never need care outside of your regularly scheduled exams and cleanings, you might not feel confident in its appearance. When you don’t feel great about your smile, you’re likely to share it less; studies show that smiling releases your happy neurotransmitters, so if you’re hiding it, you’re missing out on your brain’s natural mood boosters.
Can you recall a time someone smiled at you and it set you at ease or even brightened your day?
Smiles are powerful, and feeling confident in your smile is powerful, too. Think about these scenarios: smiling without hesitation when cameras come out, laughing uproariously when you find something funny—without covering your mouth. Smiling is how we convey joy.
If something keeps you from smiling, you deserve a solution. Just as restorative remedies can be tailored to meet your needs, cosmetic dentistry services can be customized to make your dream smile a reality. We know many people think cosmetic services are a luxury they can’t afford and don’t have the time for, but they’re more accessible and convenient than ever before. And, you may just find their lasting effect on your emotional and mental health priceless.
What’s the first thing you usually notice when you meet a new person? The most common answers we hear are: eyes, smile, and hair. Most of us want to make great first impressions, look fabulous in photos, and express that we’re approachable—it’s hard to do these things if you’re not smiling because of the way you feel about your teeth. Don’t let your discomfort be permanent. Let us customize a simple fix or a full smile makeover so you can feel your best and live your best life.
Veneers got their start in Hollywood as a temporary way to make the smiles of movie stars shine bright while filming. Over time, their application was perfected, and veneers became a permanent and accessible treatment for anyone looking to have a beautiful smile.
Veneers are thin shells of strong, stain-resistant porcelain customized to the size and shade you’re looking for. They can fix a number of smile concerns, such as gapping, asymmetrically shaped and sized teeth, slight crowding and crookedness, chips, cracks, and deep stains.
If you want a whiter smile, you’re not alone. You’ve probably figured that out based on how many teeth whitening products are available in the aisle of your grocery store, and maybe you’ve even tried some of them. Most of them are safe, though trends like activated charcoal powders and pastes can be very abrasive on your enamel. Unfortunately, most of them are also not going to deliver the results you’re hoping for if you’ve got deep staining.
For the most stain-lifting power and minimal sensitivity, we recommend a professional whitening treatment. We offer take-home kits you can use from the comfort of your couch. Professional whitening provides you with the best results and decreases sensitivity that over-the-counter products can cause.
Bonding is a quick procedure that can fix nearly each smile concern veneers can without the same level of commitment—that’s because minimal preparation is necessary. We use a composite resin, the same type used to fill cavities, to smooth chips, fill gaps, and give your teeth a whiter, more uniform appearance.
There are a couple of factors to consider when debating your options. Let us worry about your comfort—we’ll do everything in our power to ease your anxiety. With that out of the way, it depends on how dramatic you want your results to be, your budget, and your ideal time frame. We’re happy to go over the details with you give you our best professional recommendation.
Your own customized treatment plan may include multiple different types of treatments to achieve your goals—this process is referred to as Smile Design. A smile design consultation will address any esthetic concerns you have about your smile, then we’ll get to work on removing them so you can experience the joy of having a smile you love.
If you have any questions about our cosmetic dentistry services or would like to schedule a visit with your Parrish cosmetic dentist, Dr. Schnur of Florida Smile Design, give us a call at (941) 776-0885 or fill out our online form to request an appointment!