Is Your Smile Ready for Holiday Photos?

Thanksgiving. That special time every November where we gather with friends and family. There’s football on the television. A heated board game competition happening in the living room. A turkey is cooking in the oven. Everyone is gathered around to give their thanks and have fun.

Many memories are made every Thanksgiving. Many of your friends and family may even be inclined to try and capture some photographic evidence of the festivities. When friends and family gather, cameras and camera-equipped smartphones are sure to follow. Do you smile when someone snaps your photo? Do you open wide, grin, and show-off all of your pearly whites?

For many people the answer is no. Countless number of Americans are simply embarrassed about some aspect of their smile. They have a chipped tooth they’d like to cover. They feel self-conscious because they believe they smile appears “too gummy”. Or maybe they simply don’t like the stains and discoloration that have naturally marred the appearance of their teeth.

At Advanced Dental Associates in San Antonio, TX, nothing makes us happy when we can restore a smile to a patient’s face. We achieve this amazing results through restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. In today’s post of our dental health blog, we’d like to tell you a little more about our cosmetic dentistry options.

If you want to repair a cracked or chipped tooth, we can repair it with veneers or or dental bonding. If you are tired of your gummy smile, we can actually recontour the appearance of your gums. We can also help you lift years of stains from the surface of your teeth with a simple and affordable take-home method. Although these are just a few of our great services, we’d like to tell you a little more about them now.

Fix Minor Flaws with Veneers and Dental Bonding

Veneers are one of the most popular ways to change the appearance of your smile. With veneers, a a wafer-thin sliver of porcelain is bonded to the outside of your teeth. Veneers are designed to look natural and recreate the appearance of your teeth. We simply and painlessly remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth; afterwards we can apply the veneers.

At Advanced Dental Associates in San Antonio, TX, we use the Emax Veneers. These custom-designed and created veneers are both thinner and stronger than traditional veneers. These veneers are durable; carefully crafted out of a combination of class and ceramics. Emax veneers shine just like your natural teeth! We can match them to the shade of your natural teeth; or if you choose to have multiple veneers applied, we can use veneers to whiten your smile.

Dental bonding serves many of the same functions as a veneer; both veneers and bonding are good ways to repair cracks, chips, or to close a small gap in your teeth, or reshape your teeth. Bonding is a faster process than applying veneers, but is not quite as durable. We apply a mix glass and plastic to your teeth in order to fix the flaws. Bonding is faster and less expensive than dental veneers; we carefully color-match the shade of your teeth to the bonding material we use.

Make Your Smile Shine with Teeth Whitening

We offer the professional strength Opalescence at-home whitening system for patients who would like a whiter smile. This system is effective at removing years- or even decades- worth of discoloration and stains. You just use the prescription strength whitening gel in a customized whitening tray. Just wear the tray for about a half hour at a time, and the results are incredible. This process is faster and offers more complete and even whitening than any products you can buy in stores.

Reshape Your Smile with Gum Recontouring

Many patients complain to use about their gums. They are often unhappy because they believe too much of their gums are visible when they smile. This is often referred to as a “gummy smile.” In the past, you want have to undergo gum reduction and endure a lot of bleeding and stitches. That’s no longer the case at Advanced Dental Associates; we can now reshape and recontour your gums with the patented Electrosurge procedure. With this procedure, we numb your mouth and then use a special heated wire to reduce your gums. The process is painless and blood-free. You’ll also recover incredibly quickly; many patients recover immediately, while others suffer from inflamed gums for a couple days. That’s it!

Make An Appointment

Are you ready for a Thanksgiving-worthy smile? Then contact Advanced Dental Associates in San Antonio, TX, for an appointment. Call us today at 210-819-5233.


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