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Make Your Beautiful Smile Last With Cosmetic Dentistry

Tooth-Colored Fillings 3 in Montgomery, AL by Dr. Chet Swartzentruber of Carmichael Dental Care

October is a month where it’s OK to try on many different looks. Masks and makeup let you pretend to be everything from a beautiful princess to a scary demon. You may find that even a temporary alteration of your appearance can change how you interact with others and even feel about yourself.

With our cosmetic dentistry, we can give you a long-lasting beautiful smile. You’ll enjoy an enhanced self-image and greater confidence all year long, not just for a night or two!

Carmichael Dental offers cosmetic treatments in Montgomery AL that allow you to change many aspects of your smile. Whether you want to modify a single feature or remake your entire smile, we suggest starting with a consultation with one of our dentists. Call 334-600-1423 to schedule one. In the meantime here is an overview of our cosmetic dentistry procedures to help give you an idea of how you can get a more beautiful smile.

Dental Veneers Are a Multipurpose Cosmetic Treatment

You can change nearly every aspect of your smile with dental veneers. They can sometimes even provide a less expensive option to orthodontic treatment by concealing a few crooked or misshapen teeth or by hiding small gaps in between your teeth. They can also be used to cover:

  • Deep or resistant stains that don’t respond well to whitening
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Too-short or worn teeth

We’ll work with you to ensure you get the size, shape, and color you want for your teeth. We send impressions of your teeth and other measurements to an outside dental lab that manufactures your custom-made porcelain veneers. When they arrive, we’ll make sure they fit properly before securely adhering them to the front surfaces of your teeth. We’ll remove a tiny bit of enamel from your teeth to prepare them for the veneers.

Because porcelain is strong and resists staining, veneers should give you a beautiful smile for at least a decade. Some patients wear them for years longer than that.

Dental Bonding Is Another Way to Get a Beautiful Smile

A dental bonding treatment is another way of concealing flaws like chips or stains. One of our dentists will carefully apply layers of tooth-colored resin to cover imperfections, then “cure” it with a special light. Unlike veneers, a bonding treatment can usually be completed in a single appointment. It also costs less than veneers. However, it won’t last as long. It’s also not quite as versatile as veneers. It typically works better for minor changes to your smile’s appearance. If you’re looking for a bigger change, veneers may work better for you.

Make Small but Significant Changes for a Beautiful Smile

Even small changes can make a big difference in how you feel about your appearance. Two small smile enhancements are:

  • Teeth Whitening – We offer effective whitening treatments from Opalescence. Whether you choose a treatment in our office or whitening supplies you can use at home, the results will be brighter than what can be obtained using drugstore products.
  • Gum Reshaping – We can use a dental laser to quickly and painlessly straighten an uneven gumline or take away excess tissue so your smile won’t look too “gummy.”

Surround Your Smile With Younger-looking Skin

Once you have a beautiful smile, you may want to consider freshening the rest of your face with a simple injection that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. We can also use dermal fillers to plump up areas like your lips or the folds around your mouth. You’ll look younger and more vibrant!

Yes, you can get these treatments at a day spa. However, you’ll enjoy peace of mind receiving them from one of our doctors. Unlike a spa or similar facility, we are required to adhere to very high standards for cleanliness and patient care.

Let us help you get a beautiful smile! Call us at 334-600-1423 today.

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