If there is one day when all eyes are guaranteed to be on you it is your wedding day. Walking down the aisle, all heads will turn to look at you, be stunned by your dress and your beaming smile. You will pose for countless photos to help capture every moment of what is inevitably going to be one of the most memorable days of your life. Cosmetics and hair styling can help you to feel full of confidence on your special day, but what can you do to enhance the appearance of your teeth for this momentous occasion?
Whiter, brighter teeth
One of the main concerns that brides have is about the color of their teeth. On your wedding day, you want to be able to share a bright, white and dazzling smile. Unfortunately, very few people have naturally white teeth. While they may start out perfectly unblemished, over the years, discoloration and staining occurs. This is often from the food and drinks we consume, as well as the habits that we develop, like smoking.
Unsurprisingly, many brides are seeking ways of improving the color of their teeth and improving their smile for their wedding day. One of the best ways to do this is through professional, in-office teeth whitening.
What is professional in-office teeth whitening?
Although there are lots of different products that claim to be able to whiten our teeth, extensive research has shown that for the best and most consistent results, whitening that is carried out by a trained professional is recommended.
Professional teeth whitening uses the highest possible grade of whitening agent, meaning that fewer sessions are needed to help you achieve the improvement in the color of your teeth that you are looking for. Application by your cosmetic dentist ensures that coverage is even and that the sensitive gum tissue is not adversely affected by the whitening agent. Both of these benefits enable brides to achieve teeth whitening that is faster, more consistent and longer lasting than can be obtained using any alternatives.
However, not all patients are suitable for teeth whitening. If this is the case for you and your cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth, TX believes that whitening is not the best solution for you, or if you have had whitening that hasn’t produced the results that you were hoping for, you may be recommended to try an alternative solution that is also commonly being sought by brides of 2019 to improve their smile – porcelain veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution that can cover a multitude of dental imperfections. They are also often recommended where tooth whitening is unsuitable or unsuccessful. The veneers themselves are custom designed thin, shell-like covers that are placed over the outer enamel of the teeth. You can choose to have just one veneer or have them placed over every tooth depending on what is required to achieve the smile improvement you are looking for. Each porcelain veneer is not only created specifically for an individual tooth, it is also glazed in your preferred shade so that it either blends seamlessly with others, or is the brighter, white color that you desire. In addition to improving the color of your teeth, porcelain veneers also:
- Cover imperfections such as chips, cracks or marks on the teeth
- Close small gaps between teeth
- Make teeth appear more uniform in height and thickness
The process to apply porcelain veneers is very straightforward. After giving you a localized anesthetic, a little of your natural tooth enamel is filed down. This enables a flush fit for the veneer which is then placed over the filed enamel and secured using special adhesive. Each is applied one at a time, ensuring complete precision. To finish, your teeth will be polished, leaving you with a smile that truly gleams.
Many brides opt for Lumineers over conventional veneers. Lumineers are a popular variation that have a translucency that more closely resembles the appearance of natural teeth. They are also much thinner than standard veneers and as such, no filing of the natural enamel is required.
If you are getting married in 2019 and are looking for ways to get your smile ‘wedding ready’, our experienced cosmetic dentistry team are ready to assist you. Please contact us today at 817-741-4567 to find out more about the ways in which EQ Dental can help achieve your ideal smile