Think of the cosmetic steps you take to enhance your appearance. For example, you have your hair cut and styled regularly; you may have manicures and pedicures; and a facial is healthful and refreshing. Similarly, cosmetic dentistry can help to improve your smile. At Pelican Landing Dental, we provide a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures for the residents of Bonita Springs, Estero, and surrounding communities.
Want to look 10 years younger in an hour? Have your teeth whitened. Social research shows that people with white smiles are considered younger looking, friendlier and even smarter than people with dull smiles.
Over time, teeth become stained and discolored for a variety of reasons:
- Darkly colored foods and beverages
- Tobacco use
- Cracks in your teeth that trap stain-causing debris
- Certain drugs and medical procedures
- The unavoidable aging process
Pelican Landing Dental offers both a rapid in-office teeth whitening system, as well as take-home teeth whitening. The only difference between the two is that the Opalescence in-office system whitens your teeth in about one hour, while the take-home system whitens gradually over the course of a couple of weeks. The results, however, are the same—a deep, white smile.
In addition to covering teeth that are permanently stained, porcelain veneers can hide a number of other smile imperfections, such as chipped or broken teeth; slightly crooked teeth; smaller or misshaped teeth; and teeth that have wide gaps between them.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin layers of strong dental porcelain. Each veneer is custom crafted to renew the tooth for which it was especially made. After preparing your teeth, the dentists at Pelican Landing Dental cement each veneer into place and the bond is hardened with an ultraviolet light.
Did you miss the chance to have braces as a kid? Do you wish you had worn braces? It’s not too late. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth and hardly anyone will notice. Invisalign uses a sequential series of customized clear plastic aligners. Our dentists work in conjunction with the Invisalign lab to create a treatment plan designed to move your teeth into proper alignment step-by-step. All you have to do is wear your aligners for at least 22 hours every day. Better still, because your Invisalign clear plastic braces are removable, you’ll be able to eat whatever you want and conduct your normal oral hygiene routine at home.
Please contact Pelican Landing Dental to learn more about Cosmetic Dentistry and the other services we provide.