Some popular cosmetic dental procedures, such as porcelain veneers and orthodontic treatment, require multiple office visits and patience to achieve optimal results. However, we understand that not everyone has the luxury of arranging their schedule to accommodate their treatment, and that some want near-instant gratification if possible. If you find that there aren’t enough hours in the day, you can still enjoy the benefits of a winning smile. Dr. Todd Pizzi discusses cosmetic dental procedures that produce noticeable results in just a matter of time.
Cosmetic Bonding vs. Veneers
Veneers are widely considered to be the crème de la crème of cosmetic dentistry. With their lifelike translucence and resistance to staining, veneers can be seen on everyone from movie stars to politicians. However, many find the cost of veneers to be prohibitive. Cosmetic bonding, on the other hand, appeals to patients who want a beautiful smile on a budget. Those who prefer not to wait for impressions and temporary veneers to be placed will appreciate that the bonding procedure can be completed in just one visit to your Shrewsbury, MA cosmetic dentist.
Tooth Contouring vs. Braces
The contouring procedure involves gently removing a negligible amount of tooth enamel to create the appearance of straighter, more even teeth. Your teeth must have sufficient enamel to ensure the success of contouring. As with bonding, contouring allows you to enhance your smile without the need to return to our office. This is much simpler and efficient than undergoing orthodontic treatment using traditional metal braces. If you are not a candidate for contouring, you can still straighten your teeth in less time than the typical treatment time of 2 years. Six Month Smiles is one option, or you can opt for invisible braces.
Professional Teeth Cleaning vs. Teeth Whitening
Your dental exam and teeth cleaning, which should be scheduled twice each year, isn’t just about ensuring the health of your teeth and gums. Teeth cleaning also improves the appearance of your smile by eliminating plaque and tartar. By visiting your dentist for teeth cleaning, you can prevent buildup and stains on teeth, allowing your natural tooth enamel color to shine. Neglecting this essential treatment may eventually result in deep-set stains that cannot be addressed by cleaning alone. In this case, professional whitening may be necessary. This involves two office visits and for you to wear whitening trays for up to two weeks.
About your Shrewsbury dentists
Questions for Dr. Pizzi or Dr. Messina? To learn more about cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers in Shrewsbury, MA, or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, contact us at (508) 842-8838. We welcome patients living in Shrewsbury, Hopkinton, North and South Grafton, Milford, and the surrounding communities.