A Smile as Beautiful as You Are
At Hamburg Family Dental, we know you work hard to support your growing family. We also know it can be hard to prioritize your regular dental check-ups, let alone time to consider any cosmetic improvements. But your smile goes so much deeper than just cosmetics—it’s how you communicate joy and love with the world. If your smile is less than perfect, you may be embarrassed or uncomfortable showing it off, which isn’t fair to you or your loved ones! You deserve to feel confident, and we would love to help add life to your smile—and smiles to your life!
You may think veneers are only for folks walking the red carpet, but think again! Veneers have become a wildly popular cosmetic solution in recent years, especially among the general population. Advancements in materials and technology have made them less invasive and more natural-looking than ever before!
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are bonded to the visible surface of the teeth. Precision- and custom-crafted just for you, veneers can perfect a number of smile woes with a single treatment. They can be perfectly shaped and sized to look natural, and we can select a shade and translucency that mimics your natural teeth—only better! Veneers can correct a single problem tooth, or they can be a smile makeover with a full set!
What’s the process like?
First, you will sit down with Dr. Patel to determine if you’re a candidate for veneers. If so, we will take impressions of your teeth and have them sent to our trusted lab to have your new veneers created. Veneers do require some preparation of the natural teeth to ensure the strongest bond and best fit. For this reason, veneers are permanent—meaning once you get veneers, you will always have veneers.
Not to worry, our patients who have opted for veneers are absolutely thrilled with their results. You will wear temporary veneers for a couple weeks while they are being created, and return for the final placement. We will make any adjustments as needed, and make sure you and your smile are beaming before sending you on your way to light up the world.
Benefits of Veneers
- Durable to last up to 10 years
- Porcelain is precisely color-matched for the perfect shade & translucency
- More stain resistant than natural teeth
- Correct a number of cosmetic imperfections in a single treatment
- Permanent solution for a perfect, natural-looking smile
Are veneers right for me?
Veneers are a wonderfully comprehensive solution that can correct many cosmetic grievances in one fell swoop. Whether you suffer from cracks, chips, gaps, crowding, staining, oddly shaped or sized teeth, or all of the above, veneers have got you covered! There’s no need for restorative work, teeth whitening, and orthodontics—we can perfect your smile with a permanent solution that’s even more stain resistant than natural teeth!
Veneers can correct:
- Cracks & chips
- Stains & discoloration
- Gaps & misalignment
- Tooth shape & size irregularities
If you’re looking for a simpler way to beautify your smile without having to do anything drastic, a professional teeth whitening treatment might be just the ticket! Whiteness is the primary smile concern of most folks, which makes sense as we age, and with the help of some of our favorite vices—coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco. It’s unfortunate that our teeth can’t stay naturally pearly white forever, but thankfully, your Lexington dentist can help!
If you’re wondering—“Why would I pay more to whiten my teeth at the dentist when I can just pick up a kit from the grocery store?”—the same reasoning applies as, say, coloring your hair. Yes, there are boxes of hair dye you can buy and try yourself, but there’s a reason we have professional hair dressers (and dentists). They have access to better, safer products, and they can give you the best results.
In-Office vs. At-Home Whitening
At Hamburg Family Dental, we offer several options for teeth whitening including in-office bleaching and take-home kits. If you prefer to whiten your teeth quickly—maybe you have an important event coming up—we can give you dramatic results in a single appointment with our in-office bleaching methods. We use professional-strength bleaching agents to penetrate the teeth and remove those deep, intrinsic stains that give teeth their color. Then, we speed up the whitening process using a special light to activate the whitening agent and give you dazzling results you can see right away.
If you prefer to whiten your teeth comfortably at home while binge-watching your favorite show on Netflix, we can provide you with a customized, take-home whitening kit. First, we will take impressions of your teeth to create a set of custom trays just for you. Custom trays are more effective than stock trays because they fit the unique contours of your smile to whiten every nook and cranny. Of course, the trays aren’t very effective without the bleaching agent, so we will also provide you with a professional-grade whitening product. Depending on your level of staining and your desired results, Dr. Patel will give you a plan for how long and how often you should wear your trays to get the best results.
Get in Touch
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry or would like to schedule a consultation with your Lexington cosmetic dentist, Dr. Alisha Patel at Hamburg Family Dental, give us a call today or schedule a visit easily online!