Family Dentistry

Comparing Cosmetic Procedures

November 23, 2016
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Posted By: Dr. Chalasani
cosmetic dentist royal oak mi

If you're not satisfied with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry offers many options for you! It's hard to know where to start, and Dr. Suchi Chalasani, your premiere dentist in Royal Oak can help. Here we'll discuss a few cosmetic options designed for different needs that may point you in the right direction.

Teeth Whitening

This is truly the easiest and most cost effective way to make a huge impact on your smile. At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, we offer two convenient options for whitening your teeth. Our in-office Sapphire Light treatment can deliver teeth that are 7-12 shades lighter in one short appointment at our office. This option works well for patients seeking immediate results.

We also offer take-home whitening trays created from impressions we take of your teeth. You'll be able to whiten at home, based on your own schedule, and update your smile anytime you like.

Invisalign

Patients living with crooked or misaligned teeth understand the toll it takes on your confidence. Many of these patients have considered straightening their teeth but are put off by the idea of wearing metal braces. Invisalign offers patients another option. Instead of utilizing traditional brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Since aligners are clear and snug fitting, they are virtually invisible and don't interfere with any of your normal activities. Because they're removable, there are no restrictions to your diet, or changes to your home care routine as there would be with traditional braces. Dr. Chalasani can determine if Invisalign is right for your needs with an examination and x-rays.

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are best described as a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded directly to your tooth. They're ideal for repairing a number of dental issues such as:

  • Misshapen teeth
  • Small chips or fractures
  • Wear
  • Staining or discoloration
  • Gaps and spacing between teeth

Veneers can be used to repair one or two teeth, but they're best utilized to enhance an entire smile. They're stain resistant, so they don't discolor at the rate of your natural tooth, which means you won't have to think about whitening your teeth. Veneers are durable, and with the right home care they can potentially last for many years.

If you've considered enhancing your smile, we encourage you to call us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Chalasani. She can help you determine which procedure will deliver the smile you've always dreamed of.

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