Are you planning to attend a big event this summer or fall? Perhaps you or your child is getting married, or your family or high school class is planning to reunite. Whatever the occasion may be, it’s safe to assume many photographs will be taken to capture the memories. Why not consider cosmetic dentistry to help give you a dazzling smile so you can look and feel your best?
Below, Dr. Robert Milner, a cosmetic dentist serving Mission Viejo and beyond, discusses some of the cosmetic treatments he recommends to get your smile event-ready.
Brighten Dull or Discolored Teeth
White teeth convey the image of youth and health. If your teeth look dull or discolored as a result of drinking coffee, tea or wine, or due to smoking, taking medication or simply the effects of age, teeth whitening is an excellent way to lift these stains and give you a bright, white smile.
Dr. Milner can fit you for customized take-home whitening trays, which you can use in the comfort and convenience of your own home. He will provide the professional-strength bleaching gel intended to brighten your teeth quickly. Alternatively, Dr. Milner can perform in-office chairside whitening, which can lighten your teeth up to eight shades in an hour!
Mask Small Chips, Cracks or Gaps
If chips, cracks or gaps between your teeth detract from the beauty of your smile, Dr. Milner can quickly cover up the problem with the placement of a porcelain veneer. These small pieces of porcelain are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to conceal imperfections and create more beautiful teeth. You may be a good candidate for one or several porcelain veneers.
Fix Crooked or Crowded Teeth
Do you wish you had straight, perfectly aligned smile? Dr. Milner can evaluate you for orthodontic treatment with “invisible braces,” which are clear, removable aligners that gently shift your teeth into the desired position and alignment. The total treatment time depends on the circumstances of your case, but many patients finish treatment in as little as six months to a year.
If you don’t have enough time before your big event, you might ask Dr. Milner about alternative options, like covering a crooked tooth with a veneer.
Contact Dr. Robert Milner
For more information about getting event-ready with cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Milner invites you to book a consultation at our practice. Call 949-859-8899 or email us today to make your appointment.