Your smile is an important tool you use to communicate with the world. If you don't feel satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, you may tend to hide your smile. This can diminish your confidence, and it takes a toll on your self-esteem.
You might be surprised to learn that there are a number of affordable ways you can improve your smile in a minimal amount of time. Here are three cosmetic services you should know about.
Whitening your teeth is an affordable and effective way to give your smile an upgrade, and it can be done from the comfort of your own home with take-home whitening trays. We'll create customized trays designed to fit snugly to your teeth, which protects your gums from excess whitening gel. You'll be able to whiten your teeth daily for about 30 minutes, and in one to two weeks you will achieve your results. Better yet, you'll be able to update your smile any time you like with your whitening trays.
If your teeth have suffered from wear and tear over the years, another cost-effective way to make small repairs to your teeth is with dental bonding. Using composite resin, your cosmetic dentist in Baton Rouge can make changes to the shape or size of your teeth, cover discoloration or stains, fill in gaps and spaces between teeth, and repair wear, chipping, or small fractures.
Composite is bonded directly to your teeth, so this procedure doesn't require the removal of any tooth structure. Bonding is typically less expensive than other cosmetic procedures, and it can usually be completed during one appointment in most cases.
If it's a "Hollywood" smile you're looking for, porcelain veneers are the treatment for you. A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that fits over your tooth and covers many of the same imperfections that bonding does. The difference is that veneers can change the shape, size, and shade of your teeth, which gives your dentist the capability of redesigning your smile the way you've always wanted.
Contact Our Baton Rouge Dentist Office
If you'd like to learn more about what's possible for your smile, Dr. Palm would love to meet with you! We have two convenient locations in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA where we're happy to sit down with you and create a plan that meets your needs. Give us a call to arrange a convenient time for your schedule.