In a world where a photo opp can happen at any second, there has been a rising dissatisfaction with how people feel about their smiles. According to a recent study, nearly one third of adult Americans are unhappy with their current smile.
For many people, fixing their teeth feels like too much time or too many embarrassing steps – like metal braces – to get the perfect smile they imagine. Too often, we meet patients who feel as though they didn’t get the luck of the draw when it comes to their smile.
Since Saint Patrick’s Day is here, and luck is in the air, we are here to remind you that your dental luck can change just by visiting our office! Rather than hunting for four leaf clovers or rainbows to find luck, simply come to us for a dental solution that will keep you smiling every day.
The Best Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions
As luck would have it, one of Memphis’ best cosmetic dentists is Dr. Miles Moore. Dr. Moore has earned additional dental certifications and is part of national groups dedicated to cosmetic dentistry, giving him the added expertise and skill to make your smile its best.
Dr. Moore has suggestions on cosmetic dentistry procedures; which one will be best for you?
To Restore Look and Function: Dental Implants
As a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Moore knows everything there is to know about dental implants. Whether you were born with missing teeth or if you have gradually lost teeth over the years, implants can often be a great solution.
A dental implant is essentially a replacement tooth root, anchoring a prosthetic tooth into your smile. This allows for stability in your smile, making it easy to chew and talk as you normally would. Additionally, since it is permanent, a dental implant blends in with your smile, making it just another part of who you are.
The implant tooth (or teeth) can match surrounding teeth for a look that is natural and beautiful. Especially if you have a history of tooth decay that has resulted in extractions, one or more dental implants can be a great way to restore your smile and prevent future decay. Since the teeth and roots used for the implant prosthesis are false, there will be no future cavities!
For a Perfect Smile: Veneers
For purely cosmetic reasons, veneers create an ideal smile that you will love. Whether you want teeth that are perfectly straight, white, and symmetrical, veneers can deliver a great smile for you.
Most commonly, veneers are a solution for those who have chipped teeth, discolored teeth, or spaces between their teeth. Veneers can help your smile become complete, while also giving it the lighter color that you’ve always wanted.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded permanently onto your teeth. Your teeth are shaped and textured to allow for a stronger bond to the veneer. The veneer then acts as an extension of your tooth, giving it the perfect shape, size, and color that your smile needs.
To Reshape Your Smile: Gum Lift
A gum lift can drastically improve the look and feel of your smile. If overcrowding gums have taken over your teeth, a simple gum lift procedure can give your teeth some room, and space for your smile to flourish.
If you feel like your gums have taken over, a gum lift is a simple surgical procedure with a small recovery time. Using the latest technology, our team is able to shape your gums to allow for more of your teeth to show in your smile.
To Straighten Teeth: Invisalign
Are you in need of a straight smile, but don’t want to interrupt your life with metal braces? Many of our patients are excellent candidates for Invisalign!
Invisalign, or clear braces, are a series of aligners that shape your smile over time. Since the aligners are nearly invisible and removable, hardly anyone will notice that you are making big changes to your smile. They will just be surprised as they watch your smile transform.
Invisalign is a great choice for adults and teens who lead busy lives, and don’t want braces to change their lifestyle, eating habits, or appearance. Dr. Moore will simply scan your smile, have your set of aligners made, and have you come back into the office for regular appointments to keep your treatment moving.
Invisalign requires that you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day – taking the aligners out for eating, cleaning, and any special occasions. This routine allows your teeth to follow the path the aligners create for it, giving you a straight smile within a few months to a year.
To Brighten Your Smile: Teeth Whitening
Could your smile just use a little brightening up? Teeth whitening services have never been easier or more efficient than they are today. Either in our office or at home on your own time, there is a whitening option that fits your needs.
In our office, the Zoom! teeth whitening system can turn your teeth at least eight shades whiter in one visit. Using teeth whitening technology, our whitening lamp whitens your teeth in one, 90-minute visit.
If you would prefer to take your whitening at your own pace, our office can also provide custom whitening trays and gel, allowing you to whiten your teeth regularly at home. Unlike whitening kits and strips you can buy at the store, the options you can get from us are faster, more effective, and longer lasting.
Turn Your Luck Around with Cosmetic Dentistry
A great smile can make you feel lucky in plenty of ways. Smiling more often can increase your self esteem, improve your relationships, and make you look and feel better.
Taking the time to invest in your smile is as easy as coming into our office for a consultation. Once you are here, we can examine your smile and offer recommendations that would be best for you. No matter if you are suffering from painful, missing, or discolored teeth, a cosmetic dental solution can make all the difference.
Schedule your appointment with us today, and we will offer a treatment that changes your smile luck for good.
This article was reviewed by Dr. Miles Moore of Memphis Center for Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists who has received extensive training in implant dentistry. He is a member of multiple dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Memphis Dental Society.