You're wearing an ornate white gown, your hair is in a fancy updo and you're holding a bouquet of roses fit for a queen as you stare into your beloved's eyes. It's exactly how you always imagined your wedding day to be.
Then the photographer says “smile.” You panic. Scared that the seismic space between your front two teeth or your discolored, uneven smile will forever mar the photos of what should be the happiest day of your life – your wedding day.
The wedding of your dreams doesn't have to be a nightmare. From new whitening techniques to porcelain veneers and other restorative dental work, the smile of your dreams is within your reach come your wedding day.
If you think your smile will mar pictures or make you self conscious, then your wedding is the right reason to have a smile makeover.
Consider getting an initial consultation with a cosmetic dentist when you get engaged. If you do it too close to your wedding day and anything goes wrong, there is no leeway. You really want to start cosmetic dental procedures with as much time as possible to make sure it's done right, and to give yourself time to enjoy your new smile and get used to it.
So many factors can impact the optimal outcome, including how straight the teeth are, what the condition is of the gums and whether there are existing crowns or fillings, so it's definitely best to be evaluated well before the big event.
Regardless of what is wrong with your smile, there is likely something a cosmetic dentist can do to improve it by your wedding day, including:
People always want a brighter smile, so tooth whitening is something we see a whole lot of before weddings. There are many tiers of tooth whitening available today. The darker your teeth, the more help they need. If you have nice white straight teeth, and basically like the color, then over-the-counter whitening strips are good because they give you that extra little whitening. But if you have significant discoloration, or discoloration on the sides of the teeth, these strips likely will not be sufficient.
White wedding, Whiter smile
The next step is usually take-home whitening trays or laser whitening. Both have advantages and disadvantages. It's a personal preference. If your teeth are really dark and you want to whiten them quickly, laser whitening may be your best option. Laser whitening is often the choice for people who don't like the idea of wearing mouth trays.
Take home trays take more time (but) you may get deeper whitening because you are bathing your teeth in whitening gel for a longer time.
Wedding day tip: If you choose trays or strips, do a touch up the night before your big day. Your teeth are always the whitest the day of and the day after whitening.
Like options for whitening teeth, there are also several routes a person can take to restore broken, chipped, cracked or stained teeth.
Bonding is typically the first line. Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained or have spaces between them. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are applied, or bonded, to the tooth surface. We usually fill small spaces with cosmetic white bonding. This can close space and it is a simple, non-invasive and conservative procedure.
Restore broken, chipped, cracked or stained teeth
Veneers are another popular choice for brides and grooms. These thin, custom-made shells cover the front side of teeth, and can be used to treat spaces between teeth and teeth that are chipped or worn, permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked.
Crowns may be needed if porcelain veneers won't do the trick. A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. Crowns can restore a tooth's shape, size and strength and/or improve its appearance. Crowns cover the visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Cosmetic dentists can correct minor defects in the shape and appearance of a tooth through a process referred to as tooth contouring or tooth reshaping.
This is sort of like filing your nails. Let's say one tooth is longer or pointed or has a chip that needs to be smoothed out, then with a little cosmetic contouring teeth can look pretty, without the need for full braces or a crown. It's not painful either. It's pretty much like when you are doing your fingernails, you know something is being done, but it doesn't hurt.
Braces are not just for kids. Gone are the train track, heavy silver braces of yesteryear. In their place, are more aesthetically pleasing – sometimes clear or even invisible – braces. Braces can help straighten crooked teeth, reduce crowding or fill in spaces where teeth do not meet properly. While technology has changed the way braces look, they still don't work overnight. Start as early as you can if you want a perfectly straight smile by your wedding day.
At Caoha Dental Clinic, we offer all high quality dental services including: Implant Dentistry, Orthodontics, Esthetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, etc. In addition, there are some other types of treatment such as: Treatment of dental pulp, wisdom teeth, treatment of temporomandibular disorders, treatment of bad breath, etc. With a wide range of services and highly qualified dentists, we are always ready to "Make sure of healthy smile".
• Quality: Treatment quality first
• Service: Your satisfactory is our pleasure
• Fee: a reasonable cost ensure treatment qualit
We always listen, understand your dental needs and work closely with you to achieve the perfect smile of your dreams.