Speed is not always a good thing. Speed is especially not always a good thing when it comes to dentistry. However, there are occasions when someone might want a fast update to their smile. For example, a big wedding in Sheridan, WY, or a big party out of the blue. Whatever the event is, if you want a smile update in a hurry, you have a couple of options. Cosmetic dentistry can be done in some instances (like whitening your teeth) in one visit and other options (like porcelain veneers) may take more planning time and more visits. The best way to update your smile is with advanced notice and plenty of time before your big event because surprises happen.
Whitening Your Smile
If your smile is healthy but you just want to give it a boost in the appearance, teeth-whitening can be a great option. An in-office whitening treatment can get your teeth eight to ten shades lighter in just a single visit. Depending on your budget and smile needs, a take-home whitening treatment can be a great option, too. Unfortunately, there are some situations where whitening the teeth will not be enough to update the smile’s appearance. Teeth-whitening only works on discoloration on the enamel, the outer layer of the teeth. If the discoloration comes from within the tooth, whitening will not be able to change it.
Porcelain veneers, which are custom made thin shells of porcelain, can be a great option for covering up discoloration deep within the tooth. Veneers can also be used to address wonky shaped or sized teeth, big spacing, chips, cracks, etc. Veneers will be custom-designed to match your smile in a natural way. Again, veneers are best done on healthy teeth, but there are times when a smile’s health needs and cosmetic needs can be addressed. These big full-smile restorations are not usually done in a hurry, which is why early planning is key to updating your smile.
Some smile updates can be done quickly
Planning early is the best way to get a smile update. To schedule a consultation, call Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY, at (307) 672-7567. Along with residents of Sheridan, we also proudly serve the residents of Gillette, Billings, Miles City, and all surrounding communities.