3 Ways To Improve Your Smile: Cosmetic and Practical Dental Fixes

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Being confident in your appearance may help you become more outgoing and can improve your confidence. One way to accomplish this goal is by altering your smile with a cosmetic dental procedure. There is a variety of ways to accomplish this task and knowing what these are may help you choose the right one:

Teeth Whitening

Having teeth that are white may be all you need for to improve your smile. You can achieve this goal by getting professional whitening done at your cosmetic dental office. This process will involve the dentist making trays that fit directly on your teeth. These will be filled with a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide to help you obtain optimal results.

This is typically completed in only one visit to the dental office, and you may ask to take these items home with you to do routine maintenance on your own at home.

You can expect to pay $500-$700 to get your teeth whitened by a cosmetic dentist.


If you have crooked teeth, you may want to invest in veneers. These are thin porcelain laminates that fit on top of your existing teeth. The average thickness of veneers is .5 millimeters.

There are many advantages to getting veneers, and some of these are listed below:

1. Veneers are durable and last for ten years and even longer for some people.

2. This process can add another layer of protection to your teeth.

3. Veneers are stain-resistant, and this helps maintain a whiter appearance.

The average price of veneers is $500-$1,100 and typically is not covered by dental insurance.

Dental Bonding

By filling in the gap between your teeth, this can have a dramatic impact on your appearance. This process involves the dentist using a composite material that is closest to the color or your teeth to bond the existing teeth together.

The average cost to have this done is $90-$450. It is possible your dental insurer may cover a portion of this expense.

Finally, you may experience an increased level of self-confidence by getting investing in one of these cosmetic dental procedures. However, it is necessary for you to be an ideal candidate for any of these methods to get the best results. Be sure to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist to learn what your options may be to help you get the teeth you want rather than the ones you have.


24 February 2015

Coping With Dental Emergencies

My son was outside playing with some friends when he accidentally fell down and hit his mouth on the sidewalk. The fall knocked out his front tooth, so I immediately placed the tooth in a small jar and added some milk. I rushed my son to the dental clinic and the dentist immediately took us into the examination room. The dentist placed the tooth back into the socket and saved it. My name is Beverly Tillman and thanks to the quick work of the dentist, my son didn't lose his tooth. Since this was a scary time for me and my son, I wanted to write this blog as a source of information for other parents who are facing a dental emergency. First of all, don't panic and get to your dentist as soon as possible. I hope this blog will help to answer your questions about dental emergencies.