At Surf City Dental, we know a dazzling smile is the perfect accessory all year long. Around the holidays – when more photos are snapped and festivities abound – an Instagram-ready grin might be at the very top of your wish list.

Whether you’re hoping to repair, brighten, or straighten your smile, we can help! Our dental office caters to a number of cosmetic issues with treatments that are designed to help each of our patients achieve their desired look. Keep reading to discover more about the cosmetic dentistry options at Surf City Dental and learn which one could be the right treatment for your needs!

Merry & White

Dull, discolored teeth are one of the biggest cosmetic complaints individuals have when it comes to their smile. Over time, lifestyle habits, as well as what we eat and drink, can leave stains on our teeth.

Surf City Dental offers Opalescence tooth whitening for patients who want a bright and sparkling smile. This treatment takes about an hour and is performed right in our office. After, you’ll enjoy immediate results and dramatically whiter teeth.

Why choose a professional treatment instead of an at-home whitening kit?
Many individuals opt to whiten their teeth at home and there are tons of options for doing so. However, getting your teeth treated by a professional has several important advantages. For example:

  • Dentists use customized whitening trays, which can help prevent irritation to sensitive teeth and gums.
  • Since the treatment is supervised, a stronger whitening solution can be used, meaning you’ll see faster and longer lasting results. At-home treatments can take weeks to reveal a difference.
  • Professional results are more reliable and consistent than at-home treatments.

Straighten Up!

If misaligned teeth are keeping you from beaming from ear to ear, Invisalign® could be the perfect solution. Depending on the severity of your case, Invisalign® offers a fast, more flexible option compared to braces, but still produces excellent effects.

Invisalign® offers a number of benefits over braces, including:

  • More discrete and “invisible” at a distance
  • Typically faster results than braces
  • Less discomfort
  • No restrictions on what you can and cannot eat

While Invisalign® is a great option for many adults who don’t want the commitment or limitations of braces, it is best for minor corrections and might not be suitable in every situation. Your Surf City Dental team will perform an initial evaluation and help you decide on the option that’s best for you.

Perfect & Repair

Dental implants, veneers, and Lumineers are all used to correct imperfections like missing or damaged teeth, discolorations, and misaligned teeth. Which treatment is right for you depends on a number of factors, including the severity of damage and your budget.

At Surf City Dental, we offer all three of these treatments. Here’s a quick guide to the differences between each:

Dental Implants
Most often done for missing teeth, dental implants are a long-lasting solution for tooth restoration. While this is a more expensive treatment compared to other fixes, like crowns and bridges, the results are also stronger and generally last between 10 and 20 years.

Veneers and Lumineers
Both of these treatments hide imperfections by placing a covering over the surface of damaged teeth and can last upwards of 20 years with proper care. However, there are several key differences to note:

  • Veneers are a permanent covering while Lumineers can be removed
  • Veneers usually require grinding or shaving of the teeth, whereas Lumineers don’t
  • Veneers cannot be placed over crowns or bridgework, but Lumineers can

There’s no shame in wanting a show-stopping smile and at Surf City Dental, we’re committed to helping our patients reach every one of their dental goals! Whether you’re exploring cosmetic dentistry for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, our team is always available to explain your options. Schedule an appointment to discuss your needs – we could have you smiling brighter before the end of the year!