What will you be working on this summer?

Will you be trying to get back into shape? Will you be working on a home-improvement project? A backyard renovation? A tan?

Why not work on something else just as important to your everyday life? Why not work on your smile.

Call 956-242-6745 if you live near Junction Drive or 956-517-2695 if you live near Winfield to learn about our cosmetic dentistry at either Davenport Dental Group location serving the Laredo, TX, area.

For now, let’s look at some of the ways you could make your smile even better than it is.

➤ Brighten Your Smile

Get inspired by the sunshine, and do something to make your smile brighter.

Teeth whitening may be the most popular cosmetic service in the United States. It’s an effective way for many people to improve the appearance of their smiles in a short time.

As we get older, it’s normal for our teeth to lose that pearly white shine. Whether you sip sweet tea, soft drinks, or some kind of coffee, you are adding to the stains on your teeth. It’s also true that the foods that you eat from barbecue to burgers to desserts affect the color of your smile.

Now, you could try using the teeth whitening products that you will find in the toothpaste aisle. Based on our experience, many patients who do that eventually seek out professional teeth whitening, which we offer at Davenport Dental Group. Professional whitening products have higher concentrations of bleaching agents, which make them more effective at removing the deepest stains from your teeth.

Dental veneers are another option if you want your teeth to look whiter and brighter. Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth. This means they can conceal your stains along with other kinds of discolorations, which may result from taking certain medications, suffering an injury, or coming down with an illness.

Veneers are more stain-resistant than natural teeth as well. This will help you maintain your white smile longer.

➤ Straighten Your Teeth

Earlier this month, we wrote about ClearCorrect. This is an orthodontic treatment that can do many of the same things that braces can do.

ClearCorrect uses transparent plastic aligners to gently push teeth into new positions. This can make your smile look straight, close gaps between your teeth, and correct overbites and underbites among other things.

Since the aligners are clear, this makes them a more discreet way to improve your smile than braces. By starting soon, you could have a completely new smile as early as next summer.

If your alignment issues are minor, this is another time when veneers may be an option.

In addition to making your teeth look whiter, veneers can close gaps between your teeth and make your teeth look perfectly straight.

➤ Fix Your Chipped Teeth

Chipped teeth may seem like a small issue, but we’ve seen how a single chipped tooth can make patients feel self-conscious about their smiles.

Fortunately, there are multiple ways to fix those flaws.

The simplest solution may be dental bonding or tooth bonding. This involves applying a tooth-colored resin to your damaged tooth. This resin can be shaped and hardened so that your tooth looks natural and looks whole once again.

This is yet another time when veneers can help. Veneers can be used to fix a single chipped tooth or multiple chipped teeth at the same time.

For larger issues, like cracked or broken teeth, a dental crown may be a more effective long-term solution for restoring your smile.

Ask About Getting A Smile Makeover

The solutions mentioned above can be used individually to address specific issues.

Or you may choose to combine them if you want to see multiple changes to your smile. We call this a smile makeover.

When you come in for your cosmetic consultation, our dentists will be happy to discuss your goals, examine your teeth, and discuss which of our services could help you create the smile of your dreams.

We can straighten your teeth then make them whiter. We can close gaps in your smile and repair any chipped or worn teeth you may have.

We want you to be happy with your smile, and we’ll do whatever we can to help you at either of our Laredo, TX, dentist offices.

To get started, request a cosmetic consultation with our online form or with a call to our Junction Drive office at 956-242-6745 or our Winfield office at 956-517-2695.