4 Cosmetic Dentistry Options for a More Vibrant Smile

4 Cosmetic Dentistry Options for a More Vibrant Smile

Do you find yourself trying to hide your smile or, worse yet, not smiling at all? Even the smallest tooth issue can make a person feel self-conscious and keep a smile far from mind. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it easy to improve a single tooth or completely transform them all.

After more than 30 years as a comprehensive and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Peter Gambertoglio understands how a person’s smile can impact their self-confidence. Here, he shared four cosmetic treatments that will give you something to smile about.

1. Teeth whitening

By far, the easiest way to restore a vibrant smile involves professional teeth whitening. That’s because everyday life, genetics, and the aging process can take a toll on your teeth, leaving them looking dull and discolored.

For the quickest and most dramatic results, Dr. Gambertoglio recommends in-office Zoom!® treatments. This advanced whitening system uses a special hydrogen peroxide gel that can whiten teeth up to 8 shades in 45 minutes when exposed to an LED light. That means you can restore your smile’s luster in a single office visit.

You can also experience the benefits of professional whitening in the comfort of your own home. However, getting results from Zoom’s take-home, customized whitening trays takes 30 minutes a day for up to two weeks.

2. Veneers

Veneers are truly the workhorse of cosmetic dentistry because of their ability to solve numerous dental issues with one solution. How? By hiding it with a thin shell bonded to your tooth’s surface.

Dental veneers can address a variety of dental imperfections, such as:

Plus, using a veneer to cover cracks or damage can also protect a fragile tooth from additional damage and disease.

3. Invisalign®

Do you have crooked teeth or jaw alignment issues? You can get straighter teeth with a discrete, comfortable, and removable solution: Invisalign.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses advanced technology to create personalized treatment strategies that provide more predictable results. Thanks to iTero and ClinCheck® software, Dr. Gambertoglio can map out the precise path to help you reach the perfect smile, down to the tiniest movement in a single tooth. 

But the best part? You can usually see results in as little as six months.

4. Dental implants

Missing teeth? No problem! Nothing offers greater results than dental implants.

There are numerous tooth replacement options, including bridges and dentures. However, dental implants do more than replace the visible portion of your tooth; they also replace the root below your gum line. 

Believe it or not, the root makes up approximately two-thirds of your tooth. Not only does it provide support for the crown of your tooth and surrounding teeth, but it also stimulates bone production in your jaw. So, when you lose a tooth, you’re at risk of your remaining teeth shifting into the open space and bone loss in your jaw.

A dental implant helps avoid these complications by fusing a surgical steel post in your jaw, much like a natural tooth root. Not only does this provide a firm anchor to hold an artificial crown firmly in place, but it continues stimulating the jaw, which encourages bone production.

Curious to see which cosmetic treatments can restore your vibrant smile? Contact our office in Spring, Texas, by calling 281-350-8852 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gambertoglio today.

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