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Four Ways to Give Your Smile an Upgrade

People are always looking for ways to make their lives better.

We now have cars that can communicate with our phones. And our phones are essentially handheld computers. We even have devices in our homes that can answer our questions without us needing to turn on a computer.

So, why not give your smile an upgrade as well?

We aren’t talking about high-tech electronics. Instead, we are focusing on four dental services that can give you more confidence in your smile.

If you’ve ever wondered what cosmetic dentistry could do for you, then it’s time for you to schedule a visit with one of our dentists in Racine, WI. Call 262-417-7326 now to set up your consultation at North Bay Dental. See what you can do to improve your smile.

1. Dental Veneers

We’ll start with one of our most versatile and most popular cosmetic options.

Getting veneers can do for your teeth what fake nails can do for your fingernails — if fake nails could last for decades!

Veneers work by acting a shell for your teeth that conceal problems. This changes the outward appearance of your smile, so it can look as white and as straight as you would like.

With the right veneers you can hide all of these issues:

  • Broken teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked and crowded teeth
  • Misshapen or short teeth

Getting veneers is a relatively simple process, too. It may involve removing a thin layer of enamel to start. When your teeth are ready, we can make an impression, which will be shared with a dental lab.

Your veneers will be custom-designed to fit over your teeth and to give you the smile that you want to see when you look in the mirror or take a selfie to post on social media. Don’t be surprised if you can’t stop smiling for a few days after you get your veneers. Many patients are shocked — in a good way — by how different their teeth look when their veneers are bonded in place.

For some patients, one veneer is all they need. Others patients might get two or three veneers, and still more patients will get veneers for every tooth that is visible when they smile. We can help you decide whether veneers and how many are right for you.

2. Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic treatment is great if you have teeth that overlap one another or have more space between them then you would like. Orthodontics also can correct an issue with your bite alignment such overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites.

It’s understandable if your first thought was of braces. Brackets and wires have helped millions of people change their smiles for decades in the United States.

But we also have some new solutions that appeal to adults who want to create beautiful, straight smiles.

ClearCorrect is an example of what some people have called “invisible braces.” This system uses a series of aligners instead of brackets or wires to gently push your teeth to change their positions.

Each aligner is made of transparent plastic. Since they are specifically made to fit your teeth at each stage of your treatment, they seem to disappear when you put one in your mouth. Several patients have told us they were surprised by how few people noticed they had anything on their teeth.

Each aligner is meant to be worn for a few weeks at a time. As you change aligners, you will be able to feel some pressure for a few days. This is your clue that the aligners are slowing moving your teeth closer to where you want them to be.

3. Professional Teeth Whitening

This may be the most common cosmetic procedure in the country. We certainly have numerous patients in and around Racine who are interested in seeing what professional whitening can do for their smiles.

Unfortunately, many people come to us after they have tried whitening toothpaste, mouth rinses, or gels that they can buy in stores. Many people are disappointed when they see the limitations of what commercial whitening products can do.

With professional whitening, your teeth could be 6 to 10 shades whiter!

If you are looking for results you can see in as little as an hour, then you should ask about our Zoom! whitening. You may be stunned when you see how different your smile can look, especially if you previously used over-the-counter products.

If you prefer the convenience of a take-home treatment, we can make custom-molded trays for your teeth. Then we can show you how to use a professional whitening gel to lift deep stains from your smile in a matter of a couple weeks.

Whichever option you choose, we think you’ll be happy with the results.

4. Tooth Bonding

If you are looking for a quick fix for your smile, dental bonding may be exactly what you need.

Bonding involves applying a special resin to a tooth. This resin can be shaded to match the color of your natural teeth.

When it has been hardened and polished, no one will be able to tell where the tooth ends and the bonding material begins. You can eat with your bonded teeth, and the material can last for years before it needs to be replaced.

Bonding is another option for fixing many of the issues we’ve already mentioned above.

You can get bonding tooth bonding to fill in spaces between teeth. You can use it to fix broken, chipped, and cracked teeth. Bonding also can be applied to a discolored tooth so it matches the rest of your smile.

A New & Improved Smile

With modern technology, it’s possible to upgrade and improve anything including the appearance of your smile. If you would like to make a change, you can trust our team at North Bay Dental to answer any questions. We want you to find the right service for you.

Call our Racine, WI dental office today at 262-417-7326 or fill out our online form to schedule your treatment.

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