We are just months away from the start of summer, and while you may be working on your physical health, you may find it’s time to improve your smile, too! Summer is time for fun in the sun, and you can bet you’ll be appearing in plenty of photos, so why not freshen up your smile with the help of a cosmetic dentist in Hutchinson? Find out what kinds of cosmetic dentistry services can help you dramatically improve your pearly whites.
Looking to give your teeth a colorful boost? Want them shining brighter than ever before? Teeth whitening is a great option, and your dentist will be able to match you with a solution that’s right for your mouth and budget!
At-home whitening kits are among the most popular ways to whiten your teeth; however, there is a difference between kits offered by your dentist and those you can buy over-the-counter. Don’t be deceived by the cheaper options in the stores. Instead, your dentist can provide you with custom-fitted trays and whitening gel that can brighten your teeth 6-8 shades. Or, if trays aren’t your method of choice, you can opt for whitening strips; however, because of there generic size, they may not properly fit your teeth, thus, creating an uneven whitening experience.
If you’d rather leave it to the professionals, your dentist can use the Opalescence system, which offers two methods of whitening treatment: Opalescence Boost, which is an in-office treatment that’s completed in one visit, or Opalescence Go, which is performed in your own home over the course of two weeks.
If you want to completely transform your smile, porcelain veneers are for you! These thin coverings can hide a variety of imperfections including:
- Discoloration or stains
- Cracks or chips
- Gaps in your teeth
- Minor misalignments
Considered a conservative cosmetic dentistry service, it can be completed in two visits. Your initial visit will include your dentist removing a small amount of enamel so the veneer will properly adhere to your natural tooth. Once prepared, your dentist will capture an impression and send it to the lab to have your veneers crafted. Once they arrive, you’ll return to have your veneers permanently cemented.
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your veneers to last a decade or longer.
Six Month Smiles Braces
Are you tired of crooked teeth? Your dentist in Hutchinson can improve your oral health and confidence with Six Month Smiles Braces. Made up of clear brackets and tooth-colored wire, your subtle appearance will allow for your treatment to fly under the radar until it’s completed in six months!
The gentle, yet, continuous pressure of the braces will bring your teeth into the ideal alignment, giving you a straighter, healthier smile. Once your braces are placed, you’ll wear them for 5-8 months. You’ll only need to visit your dentist a few times during this period. During this time, you can expect your braces to apply the right amount of pressure to keep your teeth moving in the right direction until the desired alignment is achieved.
If some of your teeth are damaged or decayed, it may be possible for your dentist in Hutchinson to provide metal-free fillings, bridges, inlays, and/or dental crowns. No longer do you have to walk around with shiny silver on your teeth or gold crowns. And, if you are ready to replace those missing teeth, dental implants are a great option, as they’re customized to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth. They also improve your oral health by maintaining bone structure!
Don’t let summer creep up on you without transforming your smile! With so many cosmetic dentistry services available, you can achieve a photo-worthy smile in no time.
About the Author
Dr. Grant Ringler, DDS, PA, graduated from the college of dentistry at the University of Nebraska. For more than 20 years, he has provided dental care to the community of Hutchinson. He and his team are equipped to help you regain your confidence and self-esteem with a beautiful new smile. Cosmetic dentistry services are available at affordable costs, so you can dramatically improve your look. To learn more about Dr. Ringler and the services offered, visit our website or call (620) 860-0309.