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Spring Into Summer With An Improved Smile [Blog]

With all the graduations, barbecues, weddings, vacations, and a host of other summer events coming up, you’re guaranteed to make it into someone’s photos, whether in print or on social media. Wouldn’t you love to look your best in those photos? And in real life? Although many people automatically look to the gym for a better appearance, an improved smile in Longmont can go a long way in making a big difference.

Here at Silver Leaf Dentistry, we offer many cosmetic dentistry options to help you look your best. We also offer so many options so we can best suit your situation. You can put as little or as much time, effort, and investment into your smile as you want.

Want to see a better smile in just one visit or more? Talk to our Longmont cosmetic dentist Dr. Wallin about your options. Call 720-504-2539 today for a consultation or free second opinion. Then read more about some of those options below.

Whitening Is A Quick Smile & Confidence Boost

If you think about someone you know or someone you’ve seen on TV with a great smile, chances are their smile is white. Simply brightening your smile can make you look younger, more confident, and more successful. If you’re like many of our patients, you’ll probably smile more and bigger too! All it takes is one or two visits to our office.

Depending on your situation, you might need to go a few shades brighter to reach your desired look. Or you might need to fight deep stains and brighten many shades. We’ll keep the look natural – not blindingly white – while asking what you want.

Whitening in our office with KöR is great for longer-lasting, deep bleaching. We’ll send you home with custom trays to further whiten, if needed. You can also whiten with Opalescence whitening at home and stop when you’ve reached your desired shade. Either way, you can get a much whiter smile than store whitening in time for an upcoming event.

Select Veneers For An Instant Smile Makeover

Need to address many flaws to get your improved smile? Ask us about veneers . After an initial visit for measurements, X-rays, and a discussion of the color, shape, size, and other features you want from your custom veneers, you’ll come back for one more visit for Dr. Wallin to bond the veneers in place. Once they’re on your teeth, they will instantly hide any problems, like:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Stains
  • Gaps
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Mildly crooked teeth
  • Small or worn teeth

In fact, some patients even qualify to use veneers instead of orthodontics to correct mild alignment problems.

This solution may cost a little more than whitening, but it’s a more comprehensive fix, and it can last a decade or two thanks to our high-quality veneers and exceptional care from Dr. Wallin. Some people say veneers give them a “Hollywood smile” because they’re responsible for so many beautiful smiles of celebrities.

Tooth Bonding Is A One-Visit Alternative To Veneers

Maybe you aren’t ready to commit to veneers. They are a long-lasting solution, after all, and they do require an investment. Or maybe you have a few imperfections you’d like to correct without needing a full set of veneers.

Cosmetic bonding can fix many of the same issues as veneers. Instead of a thin shell that we cement to the front of your tooth, we’ll use a composite resin that we match to your tooth and apply where it’s needed. It usually takes minutes, and it can give you a few years of a better smile. If you’re in a bind and need an affordable, fast solution that can still give you a more sophisticated, better looking smile, ask Dr. Wallin about bonding.

Teeth Contouring Makes Quick Work Of Imperfectly Shaped Teeth

A common problem we see are teeth that are otherwise fine but just don’t fit in with their neighboring teeth. Perhaps they’re a little longer than the others, or a little too pointy. Sometimes a crack or chip on the edge makes them stand out.

We have a simple solution that takes one appointment to fix this kind of problem. With tooth contouring, Dr. Wallin will gently smooth the edges to make those teeth fit in and even out your smile.

Gum Reshaping Can Correct Excessive Gumminess Or Gum Recession

If your teeth are fine or if you’d like to improve your overall smile after brightening or perfecting your teeth, you may need gum reshaping. Dr. Wallin is trained in carefully and artistically manipulating gum tissue to correct “gummy smiles” and receding gums. In most cases, one appointment is all that’s needed.

An improved smile can happen sooner than you might think. You could have a totally transformed smile in time for that wedding! Call our Longmont, CO office at 720-504-2539 or use our online form to discuss your photo-worthy smile with Dr. Wallin. You might even ask for a free Invisalign consultation if you’d like a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth by next summer!

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