With summer just around the corner, you have likely started getting out your summer clothes, filling your patio with plants, and booking your summer vacations. With so many ways to prepare for summer, one thing you might forget to prepare is your appearance. Wouldn’t it be great to feel confident in all the photos you take during summer? With cosmetic dentistry, we can help you achieve a gorgeous smile that helps you look and feel beautiful not just all summer long, but for years to come. Discover the five ways you can enhance your smile for summer with help from Dr. Polley. 

1. Make it Whiter

One of the first ways you can enhance your smile for summer is by getting rid of any staining or discoloration. Fortunately, with professional teeth whitening, this is easy. Professional teeth whitening is the ideal treatment for any patient who just needs to brighten up their teeth. Professional teeth whitening can remove years of staining and provide you with a glowing white smile you can’t get from products at the store. At James B. Polley, D.D.S. we use KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ which is a fast in-office treatment that can brighten your teeth several shades in just an hour.

If your stains are too severe, or you want to address other problems with your smile such as chipped or cracked teeth, we might recommend porcelain veneers instead. We can color porcelain veneers to any shade while also correcting minor imperfections. Best of all, porcelain veneers don’t stain. So you can look forward to a whiter smile all summer and for many years to come.

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2. Straighten It

Another way to enhance your smile for summer is by straightening it! Although we can’t straighten your teeth overnight, we can help you begin the process of a straighter smile and help you achieve your results by next summer. With Invisalign, nobody will even know you’re wearing braces. What’s even better is that the aligners are removable so you can take them out to eat your favorite foods or snap a photo. Most Invisalign treatments only take six months to two years to complete.

If your orthodontic issues are only minor and don’t affect your bite, Dr. Polley might be able to help you achieve a straight smile with porcelain veneers instead. This will provide you with instant results you can enjoy all summer long!

3. Enhance the Shape and Size

Not all teeth naturally have a beautiful shape. Oftentimes, uneven wear can lead to misshapen teeth that don’t match. Dr. Polley can enhance your smile by enhancing the shape and size of all your teeth so they match. Porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and dental crowns are all great options to make your teeth have a more symmetrical appearance. Unless you have significant damage to your teeth, Dr. Polley usually won’t recommend dental crowns. Porcelain veneers are the best option in terms of appearance and durability and dental bonding is the best treatment in terms of affordability. Talk to Dr. Polley about the best option for you.

4. Close the Gaps

Another way you can enhance your smile for summer is by closing any gaps in your teeth. If the gaps are small and don’t affect your bite, porcelain veneers or dental bonding are good treatment options. Instead of waiting months for an orthodontic treatment to provide results, porcelain veneers and dental bonding close the gaps by adding tooth-colored composite material to the gaps. Your teeth will look a little larger but you won’t have any more gaps between your teeth. If you would rather have permanent results that take a little longer to achieve, Invisalign is the perfect solution to close gaps. 

5. Replace Missing Teeth

Another way Dr. Polley can help enhance your smile is by replacing any missing teeth. When you have missing teeth, it won’t just cause gaps in your smile, but it can affect your ability to chew and can cause premature aging. For missing teeth, we highly recommend dental implants. They work just like natural teeth and stimulate the jaw bone so you don’t experience premature aging. Whether you want to replace one tooth or an entire arch, dental implants can get the job done.

Prepare Your Smile For Summer – Get Cosmetic Dentistry in Las Vegas

Are you ready to enhance your smile to look great all summer long? Do any of the problems listed above apply to you? If so, Dr. Polley can help! Contact our Las Vegas cosmetic dentist at (702) 873-0324 to book a consultation to discuss your treatment options today.