Top Five Holiday Smile Enhancements

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With life finally “back to normal” and most of us spending time with the ones we love, it’s a great time to focus on our health and appearance. Especially when it comes to smiling in photographs, taking family portraits, or even showing up at that long-awaited holiday office party or wedding.

Whether you’re looking for a quick way to boost your smile or want to take your time, here are the top 5 cosmetic smile enhancements you’ll see over the holidays:

Teeth Whitening in Encinitas

Brightening the color of your tooth enamel can help your smile look healthier and more youthful. Bonus: it doesn’t require any numbing or downtime. When you whiten your teeth professionally, you see dramatically brighter results. No commercial grade teeth whitening product can lift stains or natural discoloration as well as what you’ll get from a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Skeens.

Teeth whitening is the perfect way to affordably and quickly boost your smile’s appearance. Almost everyone with healthy teeth and gums qualifies. You’ll just want to make sure there isn’t any visible dental work in your “smile zone”, since older restorations won’t whiten alongside your natural teeth.

Choose between take-home whitening trays or a same-day whitening session here in our office. Both provide amazing results that are easy to maintain.

Porcelain Veneers

In Encinitas, porcelain veneers are the gold standard for dazzling smile makeovers. Veneers are crafted to bond over the front of your natural smile, immediately changing the way your teeth look. We craft each one to be straight, white, and proportionate with its neighbors. By applying sets of 6-8 veneers or more (depending on how wide your smile is) you can enjoy a completely new smile. The dental veneers process usually requires 2-3 different appointments over the course of a few weeks.

Same-day Crowns in Encinitas

Have a broken tooth? Quickly repair your smile while improving its appearance at the same time. Our same-day CEREC dental crowns are milled in-house, so there’s no need to wait on a dental lab for two weeks. Plus, you’ll enjoy one comfortable appointment without needing extra time off from work over the holidays. If you prefer, you can even catch up on other treatment while you’re here. CEREC same-day crowns are carved from a solid block of ceramic that’s specially selected to match your current smile.

Clear Aligners in Encinitas

Discreetly straighten your natural smile for a healthier, more attractive bite. With clear aligners you’re enhancing the gorgeous teeth you already have, bringing them into an ideal alignment with their neighbors. Invisible systems like these can easily be paired with teeth whitening if you prefer. And just like whitening, aligners don’t require any tooth reshaping or physical treatment to your teeth. They simply enhance the ones you already have. Plus, a straighter smile is statistically less likely to develop cavities or gum disease than areas with crowded or crooked teeth.

Dental Implants

Have a missing tooth? Our dental implants in Encinitas provide you with a permanent, lifelong tooth replacement option you can smile about. Implants are stronger than even the healthiest of teeth, so you can enjoy all of your favorite foods without the hassle of wearing removable dentures. Each implant is topped off with a fixed restoration, such as a crown or bridge, which we craft to blend in with your smile. No one will ever need to know that you had a missing tooth (or teeth.) Since the implant process can take a bit of time, the holidays are a great opportunity to get started on your reconstructive journey. We can also come up with a temporary prosthesis to fill in the gap in your smile while your dental implant integrates.

Cosmetic Dental Clinic in Encinitas

Are you ready to transform your smile once and for all? At Encinitas Family Dentistry, Dr. Gregory Skeens can help you create the gorgeous look you’ve always wanted. Contact our dental clinic in Encinitas today to reserve a smile enhancement consultation. Flexible financing plans are available!

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