Many of our patients ask about their options to brighten or improve their smiles. Fortunately, you have options. The overall field of cosmetic dentistry has come a long way over the years. From simple bleaching to veneers and even orthodontics, we have many options to help get you the smile you want.
When patients ask about cosmetic options, their first question is usually regarding teeth whitening. Many options exist on the market today, from drug store whitening strips to more high-powered in-office whitening systems.
For patients who have had restorative work done (such as bonding, crowns, or veneers), we always stress that those artificial materials will not lighten with teeth whitening products. If you are about to have this type of work done, but you also want to whiten, we recommend whitening first so the final restorations match accordingly.
Visit our page on teeth whitening for more information on what we offer our patients.
Small chips or broken teeth can sometimes be repaired with some bonding. This durable material can be color-matched to your teeth and shaped to create a natural replacement for the parts that are missing or worn.
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that change the color and shape of your teeth. Veneers can help correct crowded, improperly spaced, misshapen, and crooked teeth. The process usually takes two appointments. First, we will reshape your teeth, take an impression, and send you home with temporary veneers so you can try them out before the finals are applied. The second appointment consists of removing the temporaries and bonding the permanent set to your natural teeth.
Dr. Brito uses the best resources, including local labs that create the perfect final product. He uses the newest technology in cement to ensure your veneers stay put for many years to come. As with any prosthetic, veneers will eventually need to be replaced. With good care, veneers can last for more than 10 years.
It is important to note that not everyone will be a candidate for veneers. If you have questions about whether these are an option for you, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Though we do not see orthodontics as simply limited to the “cosmetic dentistry” conversation, there is no denying that orthodontics are a great option for improving your overall smile. Visit our Orthodontics page for more information on what we offer in-office, and what we refer to our trusted orthodontist partners.
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Looking for quality, affordable cosmetic dentistry in the South Boston area? Call Brito Family Dental at (617) 766-8496 to schedule your consultation.