Do you cringe a little when you look at your teeth in the mirror? Do you feel like others are staring at your less-than-perfect teeth? Do you wish you had taken better care of your teeth when you were younger?
Well, it’s not too late. Chamblee cosmetic dentist Dr. Shelly Mixson offers a variety of solutions for teeth that need a little help to look their best. Services range from quick-and-easy to a little more complex, but all provide results that will have you feeling better about your smile.
Have you spent money on those over-the-counter teeth whitening products that guarantee your teeth will be 10 shades brighter after using them, only to be vastly disappointed with the results?
We’re not surprised! With many over-the-counter products, it’s hard to see the results and, in addition, many people who seek whiter teeth have stains and other problems that won’t be addressed by those supposed quick fixes.
Instead, it’s better to receive whitening advice from dentists like Dr. Mixson, who specialize in cosmetic dentistry and can offer a variety of whitening services that will make your smile bright.
A lot of our patients wore clunky metal braces during their teen years but have since experienced problems with teeth shifting, altering their once-perfect smile.
Some patients never wore braces but wish they had. Neither group wants to go through the “metal mouth” phase again, so what’s the solution?
Clear braces! Braces that are virtually invisible are ideal for adults who need to improve the alignment of their teeth. They’re comfortable to wear, often require fewer visits to the dentist, and treatment can sometimes be completed in as little as 9 months, depending on the severity of the misalignment.
Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin to teeth that are cracked, chipped, fractured, or discolored, or need to be altered in shape.
Bonding can also be used as an alternative to amalgam fillings. Once your dentist has decided bonding is right for you and has matched the color of your teeth, the process of applying the bonding can usually be accomplished in one visit.
Furthermore, it’s an affordable option.
Usually made of porcelain or resin, veneers are an excellent solution for a variety of dental problems and can provide a beautiful end result. Usually lasting 10 to 15 years with good care, veneers can solve problems with teeth that are misshapen, misaligned, or discolored.
They are difficult to stain and are often the top choice for individuals seeking that perfect white smile. The cost of veneers is higher than many other cosmetic procedures but those who’ve opted for them say their money was well spent.
Inlays and onlays are made from porcelain, composite resin, or gold and are used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced. Onlays are more extensive but both are durable and long-lasting.
Candidates for inlays and onlays have enough healthy tooth remaining to avoid the need for a crown.
Need more information about the many cosmetic procedures available at Gentle Smiles Dental? Call and speak to a member of our helpful office staff for more details about the ways Dr. Mixson can help you improve your smile.