Because Smiles are for Sharing
Smiles are powerful in a number of ways. They have the ability to light up a room and trigger emotional responses in everyone they come in contact with. For example, did you know that people who smile frequently are often viewed by others as attractive, reliable, relaxed, and sincere? It’s true. Smiles are influential and beneficial to ourselves and those around us.
If you are reading this and thinking – “My smile is embarrassing; I can’t share it,” – don’t! Modern dentistry offers so many cosmetic options to conveniently transform your smile and let you appreciate all the joyful benefits a great smile can bring to life.
When you smile, stress-fighting, feel-good neurotransmitters are released. These transmitters include dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin. All three relax your body, lower your heart rate, and even lower your blood pressure. Endorphins also make you feel good by acting as a natural pain reliever – and there are zero side effects! Serotonin works as a mood-lifting anti-depressant. If that isn’t great news, we don’t know what is!
Cosmetic dentistry from Hester Dental is one of the best ways you can put a new smile on your face and bring the satisfaction of smiling back to your world. We have everything from the simple-but-astonishing effects of a smile whitening, to the total makeover of porcelain veneers – and they are all customized just for you.
Isn’t it about time you started sharing and enjoying the beautiful gift of a smile? We think so!
Porcelain veneers can transform almost any smile. It’s true! These superb restorations are made of the finest porcelain, expertly crafted to mimic a perfect tooth surface. They can repair broken front teeth, lengthen short teeth, camouflage chips, cover deep and intractable stains, and even correct minor gaps and crookedness. They really are the most gorgeous workhorse of cosmetic dentistry. Our patients are always amazed at how natural they look and what a tremendous difference they can make in a smile – and a life!
Minimal-prep veneers are very similar to porcelain veneers in their ability to correct and repair. These veneers are thinner and more delicate to minimize preparation and allow more of your natural tooth structure to remain intact. Porcelain veneers require that some of your enamel be removed for a natural appearance and secure bond, but minimal-prep veneers’ ultra-thin profile makes perfection possible with – you got it – minimal preparation! We have chosen to use Lumineers because of their strength and beautiful, organic appearance.
Is there more than one problem that needs to be addressed in order to perfect your smile? Then a full-mouth restoration might be the thing for you. Not a specific procedure, full-mouth restorations are custom treatment plans that combine whatever you need to bring your smile back to total health and beauty. These plans might be as simple as cleaning and tooth whitening, or include an array of treatments like crowns, veneers, bonding, and recontouring. Some restorations even have dental implants as their foundational treatment. If you are miserable about your smile, full-mouth restorations can repair, replace, and beautify to perfection. It’s health and confidence in one custom treatment!
Bonding can do many of the things veneers can do a little more affordably and with no waiting. Of course, veneers are stronger and resist staining better, but for chips, cracks, or other small repairs, composite dental bonding is a great choice. It can even be used to close small gaps and even out a smile line. It is a viable option for damage to kids’ teeth too, and doesn’t require any enamel preparation. Dr. Hester custom shades the composite material to blend perfectly with the rest of your teeth and applies it directly to your teeth. Once it is hardened and cured with a special light, you can leave the office with a brand-new smile!
Is your smile line uneven? Do your canines feel a little too, well, canine? Do you have some minor chips you wish you knew how to even out? Tooth recontouring to the rescue! We use a burr – much like a master jeweler might – to gently smooth and shape the edges of your teeth. It is fast, easy, and painless and can be completed in one visit. No need for impressions, temporaries, or return visits. Just an even smile as you walk out the door!
Wonder how celebrities get such amazing smiles? Professional smile whitening, that’s how. Smile whitening, sometimes referred to as tooth bleaching or teeth whitening, is a simple and quick way to improve the overall appearance of your teeth. Our in-office whitening options are a perfect way to feel attractive for a special event, give yourself a confidence boost before a date or a job interview, or just pamper yourself. It only takes about an hour to brighten your teeth up to ten shades using Sapphire whitening so your results are immediate and dramatic. But if you prefer to whiten a little more slowly in the comfort of home, we also offer take-home options. Just fill your custom-made trays with Optic White gel, pop them in your mouth for an hour a day, and in a week or two, your teeth will be brighter than you ever thought they could be.
Once you have experienced the confidence and freedom a beautiful new smile can bring, why not extend that confidence to the skin that surrounds it? So many patients asked us about cosmetic injectables that we decided we’d better listen. We received the necessary training and researched the most reliable options. We offer Botox to help relax laugh or frown lines and Juvederm filler to smooth away nasolabial folds or other signs of aging. It is a great way to feel younger and fresher fast – and how convenient is it that you can have your touch-ups done when you come in for dental cleanings?
Want to look brighter, younger, and friendlier? Show the world your beautiful smile!
Call us to find out how we can help.