Smiling Woman in Coat and HatA recent survey reveals that 99.7{dcbe0cd52ce35e2f156887e14605e24111ce99c14f01d3853732956d43020bdd} of American adults think that a smile is an important social asset. Having a bright, beautiful smile will not only help your social life, it will give you more confidence and could open doors at work. That same survey revealed that 74{dcbe0cd52ce35e2f156887e14605e24111ce99c14f01d3853732956d43020bdd} of Americans think that an unsightly smile might actually harm their career. If your smile is not all that it could be, maybe a smile makeover should be your gift to yourself this holiday season. Your Waco cosmetic dentist, Dr. Corbet Locke, discuses several smile-brightening options available at his dental office.

Teeth Whitening

Americans love white teeth, as evidenced by the many teeth whitening products on the market that promise to brighten your smile. While some of them do work, the best and most effective way to achieve whiter teeth is with a visit to Dr. Locke’s office. At his Waco dental office, Dr. Locke has two methods for whitening teeth. If you want your teeth significantly whitened in just one day, the Zoom! teeth whitening system may be what you need. With Zoom!, Dr. Locke and his team can whiten your teeth in just one hour. If you would prefer more gradual teeth whitening, Dr. Locke will prepare custom whitening trays that you can take home. For many patients, Zoom! or the custom take-home trays offer far better results than any over-the-counter teeth whitening system.

Veneers

If your smile needs more than just whitening, porcelain veneers might be the best option. Veneers cover teeth that cannot be whitened by traditional means, teeth that are chipped, teeth that are misaligned, and they can also close gaps between your teeth. After you and Dr. Locke decide on a plan for your perfect smile, your veneers will be placed in two appointments. On the first visit, Dr. Locke will prepare your teeth, take an impression, and install temporary veneers. Your new veneers will be crafted at a trusted dental lab, and on your second visit, Dr. Locke will attach the veneers to your teeth. You’ll leave the office that day with the smile of your dreams. Veneers are sturdy and will function just like natural teeth.

Bonding

Perhaps your teeth problems aren’t extensive enough to require veneers. In that case, Dr. Locke might recommend cosmetic bonding. With high-quality bonding resin, Dr. Locke can repair chips, whiten teeth, and fill gaps. Once the material hardens, he will polish and shine it, so it is indistinguishable from your natural tooth structure. Bonding is also an affordable alternative to veneers.

Your Waco Cosmetic Dentist Can Make Your Smile Over

Whether you need teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, or even dental crowns, Dr. Locke can make your smile shine. If you want to give yourself the gift of cosmetic dentistry, schedule a consultation by calling our Waco dentist office at (254) 776-4888. We welcome patients from Waco, Woodway, McGregor, Hewitt, the 76712 zip code, and surrounding communities.