Has your relationship with your smile lost its spark? Are you yearning for the bright, flawless, beautiful pearly whites of your youth?
It’s February, which means love is in the air. And we can help you fall back in love with your smile once again.
Life happens. We get it. Teeth get chipped, cracked, worn down. Over the years, you drink coffee and soda and eat foods that oh-so-gradually add their pigments to your enamel. Then one day you look in the mirror and find that your healthy-looking grin has been replaced with one that’s darkened, yellowed, or damaged.
At Smiles of Punta Gorda, we can repair blemishes, lift stains, and bring the dazzle back to your smile through the magic of cosmetic dentistry. Call our dental office in Punta Gorda, FL at 941-585-0424 to schedule a consultation.
Your Smile Reflects You
When you meet someone for the first time, you shake their hand, look into their eyes, and smile. Each of these elements matters in making a first impression. If you are embarrassed by the state of your teeth, your instinct will be to hide them — by smiling with your lips closed, covering your mouth, or looking down.
This may make you seem timid, unfriendly, or closed off, which can be harmful to your social life and potentially disastrous to your career.
Improving your smile through carefully selected cosmetic dental procedures will not only boost your confidence, it is a smart investment in your future.
A dental veneer is a thin, tooth-colored shell that is placed over the front of a tooth. Popular with actors and other celebrities due to its transformative effects, it makes all sorts of flaws disappear: chips, cracks, stains, craters, gaps, and even slight crookedness and alignment problems. You can get one veneer on a single blemished tooth, or a whole mouthful for a truly showstopping smile.
Traditional veneers are constructed out of porcelain, but we prefer e.max ceramic veneers. These are custom-made for your mouth, stronger, and can be cut thinner for a more lifelike appearance. We may have to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth before placement to enable the veneers to fit properly. We use anesthesia so you won’t feel a thing! Veneers have the added benefit of strengthening your teeth.
Ridding your grin of stains and discoloration works wonders. It’s an easy way to get a younger, fresher look. At Smiles of Punta Gorda, we offer Opalescence take-home whitening kits. It combines the benefits of a professional product with the convenience of home treatment.
Unlike over-the-counter kits you’ll find at the drugstore, our whitening treatment is effective. It contains a higher concentration of active ingredient and custom-made trays for a comfortable fit and even coverage.
First, we will evaluate your mouth to ensure it’s healthy enough for whitening. We will take impressions and create your mouthguard-like trays. We will send you home with your trays and a supply of whitening gel — the concentration will depend on whether you choose to whiten while you sleep or during the day. You will see fantastic results within a couple of weeks.
Invisalign is the groundbreaking orthodontic system that straightens smiles without brackets, wires, or metal. We will fit you for a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into the desired position. The aligners are comfortable and removable for eating and cleaning. Treatment is typically about a year, much shorter than with conventional orthdontics!
If you’d like to make subtle alterations to the shape or length of a tooth, teeth contouring is an inexpensive and simple procedure that will do just that. The technique involves removing small amounts of enamel to shorten a tooth, make it less pointy, eliminate small overlaps, and correct other minor problems. The process is painless, but we can use anesthesia to ensure you don’t feel a thing.
Tooth bonding fixes many of the same issues as veneers, but is a simpler and less expensive process. We use a tooth-colored composite resin to cover blemishes and discoloration and give your smile a clean, flawless look. The material is simply applied, shaped, and cured with a special light. We will then make final adjustments and polish it so it gleams like your natural teeth.
If you are unhappy with the look of your gums — if they are too prominent or out of proportion to your teeth — we can reshape the gumline with minimal invasiveness.
Request a consultation at Smiles of Punta Gorda to learn more about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures — or how to combine them into a smile makeover. You may reach us online or call our dental office in Punta Gorda, FL at 941-585-0424.