Your smile says a lot about you. Some might even say that it’s your calling card to the world because of how much it makes a first impression. It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to re-evaluate how you present yourself.
Now’s the time to take this opportunity to get a radiantly white smile. Dr. Sokoly has a lot of different methods to help you achieve that. Dr. Thomas D. Sokoly of Sokoly Dental explains more about your options.
How you can get a whiter smile
You have several different options for getting a whiter and more radiant smile. Some of the many ways that you can get a whiter, more radiant smile include the following:
Professional teeth whitening is always a good place to start when improving your smile. You can go 2-7 shades whiter than your current tooth color, which can make a big difference. Your teeth naturally look duller as you age, which can be further affected by the foods you eat and your other habits.
Smoking is terrible for your tooth color, as it’s a very staining habit. Other foods you may consume are also staining, including red wine, coffee, tea, and dark berries. Getting your teeth whitened can undo all of those stains.
Choosing dental veneers provides the biggest bang for your buck. They’re simply the best way to give you a true “Hollywood smile.” Veneers cover minor dental imperfections and even some things that you might think would require braces, such as gaps between your teeth.
If your teeth have tiny chips or misalignments, veneers can often smooth over the surface of your teeth. There’s also no limit to how white you can go, which makes veneers a great choice if your teeth resist whitening because of darker dentin (the material underneath your enamel.)
Veneers are thin shells made of ceramic or composite resin, which go over your natural teeth. Because we have to remove a small amount of your natural teeth to make the veneers fit, they’re considered a permanent solution.
Dental implants might seem like a strange choice to add to this list, but there’s nothing comparable to replacing missing teeth.
Having missing teeth can affect your oral health and your appearance in several negative ways. Your mouth is designed to have a certain number of teeth, and when one or more of them is missing, it can change the entire structure of your face. Your cheeks may sag, and you may even speak differently as a result.
Dental implants look and function like your natural teeth. It’s attached by a titanium post, which is then topped with a crown. It’s color-matched to the surrounding teeth. It’s a permanent solution, so you don’t have to worry about replacing it.
If you think that your smile could benefit from looking whiter and more radiant, there’s no better time to do it than right now. Contact Dr. Thomas D. Sokoly at Sokoly Dental today or schedule an appointment online.