Good oral hygiene habits keep the smile healthy, but they don’t always prevent cosmetic flaws. Imperfections such as dental stains, tooth discoloration, chips, cracks, fractures, or minor misalignment problems can compromise even the healthiest of smiles. A smile makeover addresses a wide range of cosmetic concerns to give individuals the straight, white, attractive teeth they desire.
At our Glastonbury, CT, dental practice, cosmetic dentist Steven M. Balloch offers several instant smile makeover options to quickly give our patients the aesthetic results they desire. These cosmetic dentistry treatments can be performed alone or together to dramatically improve the appearance of the smile.
Dental stains and tooth discoloration are among the top cosmetic concerns for our dental patients. When the teeth develop surface stains or start to look gray or yellow in color, it can seriously impact the overall appearance of the smile. Discolored teeth can appear dull, and they often give the impression that the smile is unhealthy.
Professional teeth whitening treatment erases surface stains and brightens the color of the teeth by up to eight shades. The results of teeth whitening treatment are not only extremely impressive, they are also fast. Our Glastonbury patients can achieve maximum results with just one in-office treatment session that takes about an hour and a half.
Cosmetic dental bonding is another fast and effective way to improve the appearance of the smile. During a dental bonding procedure, a tooth-colored dental compound is applied and shaped to the teeth. After the desired results have been achieved, a special light is used to harden the material so that it bonds to the teeth.
As with teeth whitening, dental bonding can typically be completed in a single session, and treatment generally takes around an hour.
Dental bonding has many applications, so it is an ideal treatment for many of our patients. Dental bonding can conceal dental stains; repair minor chips, cracks, or fractures; improve the shape or color of the teeth; and fill in gaps. Because of its versatility, dental bonding is able to completely transform the appearance of the smile.
When our Glastonbury patients have numerous blemishes or imperfections that require attention, Dr. Balloch is likely to recommend porcelain veneers treatment. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin ceramic prosthetics that bond to the facial surface of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can improve the size, shape, and color of the teeth while concealing flaws such as gaps, cracks, chips, or fractures.
Porcelain veneers are usually placed over the span of two dental appointments, so they take slightly longer than teeth whitening or dental bonding. However, within a matter of weeks, porcelain veneers can completely makeover the smile.
The results of porcelain veneers are long-lasting. When they are cared for properly, patients can expect their porcelain veneers to last for 10 years or more.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry treatment can help. Dr. Steven M. Balloch offers numerous instant smile makeover options that can quickly and effectively enhance your smile. To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Balloch, call (860) 659-8660 at your earliest convenience.