You smile when you’re happy, so your smile shouldn’t make you sad. If your teeth don’t look as good as they should, you could be embarrassed to smile. No one should have to deal with that. At our Tulsa, OK dentist office, you can get cosmetic dentistry treatments to feel great about your smile once more.
How Do Dental Veneers Work So Fast?Read Transcript
Frequently, patients will say, “I'm embarrassed to smile,” and they don't smile as a result. Sometimes they'll even shield their smile because they're embarrassed by it. Those patients typically would benefit from one or more of the cosmetic procedures we can do. Could be as simple as whitening, which makes everybody feel better about their teeth. Frequently, it's because they had discolored teeth or short teeth, worn, old fillings and crowns; by replacing those with state-of-the-art, beautifully done veneers or ceramic crowns, we can give them a smile that they're thrilled with. Frequently, in two appointments they can go from hating their smile, to loving their smile and we love seeing that and how that affects their self esteem and their social outwardness. We get reports back from people saying, “You know, I find I'm more successful in my business now because when I smile, more people think I'm more friendly and they like me better.” We hear that a lot.
When you have unsightly chips and cracks on your teeth, you can be embarrassed to show your smile. You want to look your best, and you might think that you don’t with such visible damage. At our Tulsa, OK dentist office, you can get dental veneers to make your flaws go away instantly. These shells are made to fit your existing teeth. Once placed, they cover those problem spots with a healthy, natural look. That’s how they work so fast to improve your smile.
Does Teeth Whitening Really Work?
If you’ve tried teeth whitening products from the local drugstore, you might be less than satisfied. In order to be sold without a dentist’s prescription, these products have to make the whitening agent weak. If you really want white teeth, you can get laser whitening with Zoom by one of our experienced cosmetic dentists. First, a whitening gel is carefully applied to your teeth. Then, a painless laser activates the gel, getting your smile truly white.
Do I Need Braces To Fix My Crooked Smile?Read Transcript
If I had someone who tells me that they're embarrassed to smile, first, of course, we need to do an exam and just see exactly what's going on but get to the root of that, of why are they embarrassed to smile. Do they not like the color of their teeth? Do they not like the shape? Do they not like the spaces? Where is that coming from? What's the background of why you don't like to smile?
Then, why haven't you done anything about it in the past? Why now? Not in a combative way at all, but just trying to find out what's gotten you to this point. Why now do you want to do that? Maybe it's fear of going to the dentist, maybe there were some issues growing up that they, you know, finally now it's the time to do it.
Just trying to know them and what the background is there. Just letting them know that there's a lot of things that can be done to help you with that. Again, just trying to develop that relationship and relax them, letting them know, giving them all the information as far as what cosmetic procedures we can do and how that works. A lot of times, once they understand the procedures a little better, it relaxes them and they're excited about having treatment done. That would be my first step.
Your teeth never really stop moving. Between that, genetics, and accidents, you might have crooked teeth. Braces will work, but they can make you look immature or draw unwanted attention to your smile, as they often are associated with teenagers. Instead, you can move your teeth with Invisalign. These clear plastic aligners fit over your teeth comfortably. Your teeth will be gently guided to where they should be. Plus, they’re almost invisible when worn.
What If I Have Lots Of Problems With My Smile?
If you have several problems making your smile look unattractive, we can help. A smile makeover is a plan you’ll make with our dentists to address all the cosmetic dentistry problems with your teeth. Are they too small? Teeth contouring or gum reshaping can fix that. Veneers can cover chips and cracks. Zoom teeth whitening can make your smile white again. And the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique can help with receding gums.