Your smile is an important aspect of your persona, and it can have a direct impact on your quality of life. Whether it’s a positive or negative impact depends on whether you are struggling with cosmetic concerns, such as misaligned, fractured, or decayed teeth.
If you are unhappy with the smile you see in the mirror, Dr. Uttma Dham at Westside Dental Center in Plantation, FL can make a few simple improvements through cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as teeth whitening, to dramatically transform your smile, while also taking years off your appearance.
The foods and beverages you consume are a major contributor to dental staining. However, other factors, such as genetics, aging, and medications can also cause your teeth to darken over time. Even by following a healthy oral hygiene regimen, it is still possible to develop dull-looking teeth that make you appear older than your years and prevent you from smiling confidently.
But having your teeth professionally whitened can significantly brighten your smile and turn back the clock on your appearance – by a decade or more! Our office provides both in-office and at-home teeth whitening in Plantation, FL, to meet our patients’ unique needs and desires. These include the respected and popular Zoom! Teeth Whitening and KÖR® Whitening.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening, our in-office system, can create a radiant smile up to eight shades lighter in just one hour. During your consultation, Dr. Dham will apply a professional strength whitening gel over your teeth and use a special blue light to activate the gel. For at-home care after your office treatment, she can fit you for teeth whitening trays and provide a tube of KÖR® Whitening gel. Wearing the trays with the whitening gel for just 30 minutes a day will help maintain your in-office results. Both options are safer and more potent than the whitening products available at the drugstore.
While teeth whitening can address stains to the outer surface of teeth (intrinsic staining), it cannot conceal deeper stains caused by certain medications, fluorosis, or congenital defect. Customized porcelain veneers are a great option if you are looking for a quick solution to cover up a multitude of cosmetic concerns, such as crooked, gapped, worn, or stained teeth.
Thin shells of porcelain are designed to blend beautifully with the natural shape, size, and color of a patient’s teeth. Each veneer is customized to fit seamlessly over the front of an afflicted tooth and can last up to 20 years if properly cared for.
Although a fairly new concept in the dental industry, we are proud to offer BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments to reduce smile lines, as well as address a gummy smile. Dr. Dham is well trained in administering this medical treatment, in addition to more traditional cosmetic dental services. With dentistry and BOTOX® provided under one roof by the same doctor, you have a convenient option for improving the appearance of your facial features.
Crooked and misaligned teeth can prevent you from smiling freely and also increase the potential for tooth decay. Overlapping teeth are difficult to effectively brush and floss, so food and bacteria build up. Choosing to straighten your smile with Invisalign® may beautify your appearance and help you avoid decay — and the necessary invasive restorations to repair damaged teeth.
With Invisalign®, Dr. Dham will take impressions of your smile for a dental lab to use in fabricating a series of customized trays. Each tray should be worn for at least 22 hours a day to be effective. After about two weeks, you will transition to the next tray in the series. Compared to traditional braces, these trays are virtually invisible and can be easily removed for eating and cleaning.
If you are interested in turning back the clock on time, Dr. Dham can assist you in any of the above procedures. She can even combine a number of them into one treatment plan for a complete smile makeover. Call our Plantation, FL dentist office today at (954)-476-4535 or contact us online.