3 Ways to Enhance Your Smile This Summer with Cosmetic Dentistry

July 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkutis @ 9:00 pm
Woman smiling at the beach during summertime.

Summertime, sweet summertime. What’s on your to-do list this summer? Are you gearing up for a family vacation? What about a road trip down to the beach? No matter what your plans are this season, something you should consider adding to the queue is enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry! Your cosmetic dentist in Ken Caryl has several available treatments that can provide you with a beautifully bright and white smile just in time for all your summer escapades. Keep reading to learn more about three of these incredible cosmetic treatment options.

Teeth Whitening

If you’re embarrassed by your teeth because of staining and discoloration, your situation isn’t hopeless at all, and teeth whitening can provide an adequate solution. Your dentist has access to special tools and professional-grade whitening agents that are stronger than anything you can purchase at the store. Using this equipment, they can safely and effectively polish your teeth in a mere matter of minutes, removing any visible stains and leaving your smile bright and white! They can also send you home with a kit containing custom-made trays and whitening gels that allow you to whiten your smile on your own schedule. Both methods are effective and provide lasting results ( up to 2 or 3 years) with proper oral care. If you desire a whiter smile for the summer season, teeth whitening might be your best bet.

Direct Bonding

Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth can also make you feel self-conscious about your smile, but luckily, direct bonding can easily address these issues. Your dentist will use a small amount of composite resin to cover up any visible imperfections in the affected teeth. They’ll mold and shape the material as needed, and then harden it with a curing light. The resin blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth and you won’t be able to tell that the tooth was injured in the first place. This solution can easily last for 10 or so years with proper care.

Porcelain Veneers

You might feel like your smile needs a little more than a paintjob or some cracks filled—if so, porcelain veneers are up to the task. These thin sheets of dental-porcelain are carefully bonded to the outer surfaces of your teeth, instantly improving their appearance tenfold. They’re custom-made and colored to match your smile, and the results remain gorgeous for up to 10 – 20 years if you take care of them. Between their longevity and their many applications, veneers have become one of the go-to solutions for patients desiring a noticeably upgraded smile.

Summer is meant to be enjoyed with a smile on your face—and seeking cosmetic dentistry beforehand will ensure that your smile looks and feels its absolute best all season long. Talk with your dentist if you’re ready to upgrade your pearly whites just in time for all your summer shenanigans.

About the Practice

Blue Sage Dental proudly serves patients and families in the Ken Caryl area under the leadership of Dr. Susan Kutis! Dr. Kutis received her dental doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and The Dawson Academy. Her practice is pleased to offer many available services including cosmetic dentistry. To schedule a visit, feel free to reach out online or by phone: (303) 973-1112.

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