It might sound like an exaggeration when we say the appearance of your smile may be a source of emotional pain, but for people that keep their lips tight when photographed or cover their mouths when laughing, it’s no stretch of the truth. In fact, smiling and laughing causes your brain to release endorphins, also known as your happiness chemicals, so if you’re holding back from these good feelings because you don’t like your smile, it can absolutely affect your emotional health. If you’ve ever contemplated having a cosmetic dental procedure done but didn’t pursue it, we’d love to help you see it isn’t scary, inaccessible, or with the purpose of making you look like someone else—it’s all about revealing your own dazzling smile.
Veneers began as a temporary way to make celebrity smiles sparkle on screen. With time and technology, they’ve become a permanent procedure that’s offered in dental offices across the nation. At Crown Dentistry, we place customized porcelain and zirconia veneers.
If you’ve tried toothpastes, strips, and mouthwashes that promised a bright white smile but didn’t deliver, treat yourself to professional whitening.
If you’d like to see a bright, white smile in under an hour, we can provide an in-office GLO™ Science treatment and send you home with a maintenance kit meant to make those results last longer. GLO stands for Guided Light Optics, which combines light and heat in a closed-system mouthpiece to boost the gel’s stain-lifting power.
If you love the look of veneers but need a less permanent solution that works with your budget, bonding could be right for you. Your smile can be made brighter, smoother, and more even with a mixture of tooth-colored composite resin and porcelain that’s molded to your teeth. Dr. Hawkins will harden the sculpted mixture with an LED light, then polish it to perfection. Bonding requires minimal prep, if any, and will last longer with diligent care.
If you’re not happy with the appearance of your gumline, whether it feels or looks uneven or seems to hide more of your teeth than it shows, it can be shaped to show more of your beautiful crowns. The process of gum contouring usually only requires a local anesthetic and one visit, and your results will be immediate. Your mouth is fast to heal, but you’ll want to be gentler than usual during brushing and flossing for a few weeks after gum contouring.
If you have any questions about our cosmetic dentistry services or are ready to schedule an appointment with your Arlington cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kasey Hawkins of Crown Dentistry, contact us today!(817) 587-8803