4 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry can Improve your Social Life

cosmetic dentistry improves social lifePoway and Rancho Bernardo, CA

Your calendar is a constant reminder of upcoming events and social gatherings. Whether a night out with friends or a big event, like a school reunion or first date, you probably have one thing on your mind – how you will look. Picking out the perfect outfit may seem like only half the battle, but what about your smile? If your special event is tomorrow, you may not have time to make any changes in how your smile looks, but you would be surprised to learn that most cosmetic dental treatments can be achieved in as little as two weeks or less!

A Poway cosmetic dentist, Dr. Nicol Cook, wants you to know the social advantage of cosmetic dentistry, and how you can achieve your dream smile in no time.

  1. Teeth Whitening

Sometimes, all you need is whiter teeth. Maybe you are happy with the shape and alignment of your teeth, but they could use some sprucing up to get rid of those stains. Professional teeth whitening in Poway can whiten your teeth shades brighter in as little as one office visit. After that, you can maintain your results by keeping up with good oral hygiene, and avoiding foods and beverages that stain. However, repeat whitening treatments can help ensure your teeth stay pearly white.

  1. Tooth-colored Fillings

Silver fillings were quite commonly used for decades to repair cavities. Thankfully, we have a better and more aesthetic option – tooth-colored fillings. While most metal fillings were only placed in the back teeth, they aren’t always easy to conceal, especially when you smile or open your mouth wide when letting out a good belly laugh. Dr. Cook can safely remove metal fillings in Poway, and replace them with beautiful, aesthetic tooth-colored composites. Afterward, you can smile and laugh without fear that anyone will notice your fillings.

  1. Dental Bonding

Dental (cosmetic) bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can conceal gaps between teeth, fix misshapen teeth, cover dingy teeth that do not respond well to teeth whitening treatments, and give the illusion of straighter teeth. It requires the expertise of a cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Cook, with an artistic hand. Using a composite-resin material that is tooth colored, Dr. Cook shapes the material to look just like a new tooth. It’s like getting a new smile in a day! No waiting on a lab. No repeat visits. Just the smile of your dreams. If not done right, your teeth could end up looking boxy or unnatural, which is why choosing one of the best cosmetic dentists in Poway is your best bet for a beautiful, natural look. Dr. Cook has received multiple awards from the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics for her gorgeous work in cosmetic dentistry.

  1. Porcelain Veneers

Another option that provides similar results as cosmetic bonding are porcelain veneers. These thin shells of porcelain are lab created and custom designed to fit over the front surface of each tooth receiving treatment. They, too, can help you achieve the smile of your dreams by concealing unwanted aesthetic issues, like gaps, crooked teeth, or teeth that are chipped, broken, or otherwise imperfect. It may take up to two weeks to receive your final restorations, and the process requires two visits to our office, so plan your timeline accordingly.

Cosmetic Dentist in Poway

Don’t let the look of your teeth dictate your social calendar, or keep you out of the limelight. If you would like to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options, then contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today or call (858) 673-0141. Dr. Cook would love to meet with you to discuss your smile needs and devise an individualized treatment plan to address all of your dental health needs. We welcome patients of Poway and Rancho Bernardo, California.

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