How Is Your Smile Looking?
Now that we’re fully into the bliss that is summertime, it seems we all take more inventory of how we look. After all, during winter we’re all bundled up against everything a New Hampshire winter has to throw at us. Who can tell what anyone looks like under all of those clothes!
But in summer we love our shorts and sundresses and trips to nearby lakes or to the shore. We all show lots more skin in summer, so we think more about how we look.
Your smile doesn’t want to be left out! That’s why we perform various cosmetic dentistry procedures at Kalil & Kress — to make your smile look sparkling. And, unlike the rest of your body, people will still see your dazzling smile throughout the long winters.
Here cosmetic options you may want to consider:
- Teeth whitening— We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options. These hydrogen peroxide-based treatments remove the stains that build up on your teeth from foods and drinks, and natural aging.
- Composite fillings— If possible, Dr. Kalil and Dr. Kress prefer to place composite resin fillings instead of the long-used silver amalgam. Composite resin fillings are also known as “tooth-colored fillings” because they are invisible when in your teeth.
- Porcelain veneers— These are thin shells of porcelain that are applied to the front surfaces of your visible teeth. Porcelain veneers mask various cosmetic flaws, such as chips, stains, misshapen teeth, and the like, and present a perfect smile to the world.
- Porcelain crowns — Usually a cosmetic remedy for a single tooth (although crowns can also save a heavily damaged tooth from needing extraction), a porcelain crown is placed over the entire visible portion of the tooth down to the gumline.
- Dental implants— Our favorite option for replacing a missing tooth or two, dental implants behave exactly like a natural tooth. This is because the titanium implant (which gives this prosthetic its name) is screwed down into the jawbone in the hole formerly occupied by the natural tooth root, and the jawbone grows around the implant making it a part of the jaw. A post is attached to the implant base and an artificial porcelain tooth is attached to the post.
- Orthodontics— Invisalign is changing the way we can make mild to moderate movements of your teeth possible. Invisalign moves the teeth with a series of clear acrylic “aligners” that are worn over the teeth for two weeks. Then the next aligner tray replaces it for the next two weeks and so on. People can’t tell you’re wearing Invisalign even when they’re talking with you at close range.
Want to shape up that smile for summer and beyond? Come see us at Kalil & Kress and let’s talk about cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment, (603) 880-7004.