With all the opportunities for social interaction that summer invites, from weddings to neighborhood barbecues, you’re probably thinking about looking your best and making a good impression on people you might meet.
And if that means you’re looking for ways to improve the appearance of your smile but are concerned about things like cost or invasive dental procedures, today’s blog is for you!
At Advanced Dental in Las Cruces, NM, we give you a variety of options to help you achieve an enhanced smile without breaking the bank or cramping your schedule with multiple appointments and complicated treatments.
Today, we’re sharing two simple paths to a beautiful smile that will allow you to step out in style, not only during your special summer events but for many seasons to come!
Simple Tooth Bonding
Let’s begin by pointing to possible cosmetic problems you might have with your smile. If your teeth have minor chips, cracks, gaps, or discoloration, tooth bonding could be the perfect solution. It’s quite a simple, cost effective, and minimally invasive procedure.
If you opt for tooth bonding in our Las Cruces dental office, a tooth-colored composite resin is applied to your teeth. It’s then shaped and polished to give your smile a beautifully restored, natural look.
Tooth bonding can give you an attractive smile in much the same way dental veneers can, but it costs less. It also doesn’t take a long time, nor is tooth bonding painful. So if you’re looking to correct minor aesthetic issues with your teeth, bonding might be the just the treatment you need!
Simple Tooth Colored Fillings
Chances are that if you’ve had little experience with restorative dental procedures throughout your life, you’ve probably at least had to have a dental filling. And if you have had a filling for a cavity or some level of tooth decay, chances are it was a metal filling.
We only say that because throughout the history of dentistry, treating a cavity or decayed tooth in an effort to preserve and protect it was done with an amalgam filling, which is composed of several different metals. But in the last twenty years, that method has had some competition with nonmetal, tooth-colored fillings.
There are different viewpoints about which is the better choice, but the important thing is that patients now have a choice at all. So, for example, an amalgam filling may contain low levels of mercury. And even though, according to the FDA, it’s not enough mercury to cause you harm, some patients want, and deserve, an alternative.
You might prefer a more natural option than a metal dental filling because you believe in a more natural approach to your health. Or perhaps it’s because you have an allergy to certain metals and would rather not take the risk of using an amalgam filling.
The good news is that you not only have a natural option, but a tooth-colored filling is also a better aesthetic choice for your smile. So our other simple solution to improving your smile this summer is by having old metal fillings replaced at Advanced Dental.
Visit Advanced Dental This Summer!
If you’d like to correct certain flaws and imperfections in your smile this summer but were unaware of just how simply that can be done, we hope today’s blog has opened up some possibilities for you.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reiter and our highly-skilled dental team to learn more about the ways you can beautify your smile without going broke or disrupting your schedule with long, complicated procedures. The path to a more attractive smile is much easier to achieve than you probably thought, and it’s a simple phone call away!