January may be known for a new year, new you, but it’s also the start of the Hollywood award season. Maybe you tuned in to the Golden Globes last week, or maybe you caught sight of all the hairstyles and fashions online or via social media. Maybe you didn’t see any of it, or maybe you only care about the attire at the Oscars next month. Regardless, there may be one thing you didn’t consider with all the attention on celebrity fashion: the dazzling Hollywood smile accompanying every outfit.
At Weddell Dental, it’s possible to get a celebrity smile you’ll love. Yes, a designer gown may be out of reach for you, but a designer smile doesn’t have to be. With Dr. Kenneth Weddell’s and Dr. Gregory Harms’ 60+ years of combined experience in smile design, your greatest smile yet can come true soon.
Call 952-679-1365 for a consultation with a skilled Bloomington, MN cosmetic dentist. See what’s possible for you at a private consultation. In the meantime, consider three common treatments we use to give patients the smiles they love.
It Takes Two Visits for Dental Veneers
Yes, in as little as two visits, you can completely redesign your smile. With our high-quality porcelain veneers, you can fix multiple imperfections at once, including:
- Worn teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Slightly misaligned or crooked teeth (the reason veneers are sometimes called instant orthodontics)
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Dull or stained teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Short teeth
- Extra pointy teeth
- Pits and grooves
Your veneers cover the front of your teeth, whether single teeth or all the teeth in your “smile zone,” depending on the look you want. Dr. Weddell or Dr. Harms will custom-color and custom-size your veneers according to your specifications. Along with their meticulous planning, the porcelain itself will ensure your smile looks completely natural – just a more beautiful, upgraded version.
The secret behind porcelain veneers lies in their strength and properties that mimic teeth, like reflecting light as your natural teeth do. You’ve probably seen veneers that look fake, even like Chiclets! Other materials can create this undesirable effect, so it’s important to consider your options, and the dentist’s background in cosmetic dentistry, before veneers are cemented to your teeth. A beautiful, high-quality set of veneers can bring you several years – even decades – of head-turning smiles.
Porcelain veneers are what gives most celebrities their polished, sophisticated smiles. Ask your dentist if it’s possible to get a similar-looking smile with veneers. In fact, you can even bring in photos of a Hollywood smile you like for inspiration!
It Takes One Visit for Dental Bonding
Maybe you aren’t ready to commit to veneers, or maybe you have just one or two small changes you’d like to make to get a perfect smile. Bonding might be a good option for you. It can conceal much of what veneers can, but instead of a custom restoration that covers the front of your tooth, bonding is a resin material that we shape onto your tooth over the offending area. We polish it afterward to give your tooth a shiny, seamless look.
Unlike veneers, bonding is reversible. That also means it lasts a few years rather than up to two decades, like veneers can with proper care. Here are a few other reasons you might consider bonding over veneers:
- “Testing out” your new look before committing to veneers
- Getting a more affordable option, whether for the time being or for years
- Fixing isolated problems, especially if you don’t need to cover the whole tooth
- Getting a fast solution, since bonding can take as little as a few minutes to apply
Of course, like all our treatments, you might choose bonding along with veneers depending on what you want to accomplish or fix. Dr. Weddell and Dr. Harms will provide you honest information on each option so you can make an informed decision.
It Takes One Visit for Teeth Whitening
There’s a reason we use the professional whitening brand Zoom: it’s fast (as the name implies), and it works! Even celebrities have used this brand to get whiter teeth. Zoom can take just a lunchtime-length appointment to get your teeth up to several shades whiter. If you want to whiten on your time, though, we can give you custom trays to take home. You’ll still see more significant results in a shorter time than OTC products. Most patients notice a difference in a week.
If your stained teeth are your main concern, this is probably the best option for getting your red-carpet smile. Or if you’d like to whiten your teeth before you get veneers, bonding, or another restoration, we can custom-shade your restorations to match your newly whitened teeth.
Your Red Carpet (Smile) Awaits
Getting a Hollywood smile does more than upgrade your smile or even your appearance. We’ve seen patients get what we refer to as “personality transplants” because of their improved grins. They’ve told us about their newfound confidence because they smile more, look more approachable, and seem friendlier as a result. Surveys have also shown people with attractive smiles make better impressions, can improve their careers and relationships, and can look younger, wealthier, more intelligent, and healthier. Doesn’t that seem true of celebrities you know?