Let’s face it: having a smile you dislike is a drag. You are constantly self-conscious, hiding your mouth behind your hand or smiling with your lips closed. You may worry that people are judging you and people you meet may pick up on your lack of self-confidence.
For 2020, resolve to not let your smile hamper you or your life any longer. If you live in Royal Oak, MI call North Oaks Dental. We have effective — life-changing, even — cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you a smile you’ll want to flaunt. And most are surprisingly affordable. To schedule a consultation, dial 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) or contact us online.

3 Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Here are three smile makeover solutions that can transform the look of your smile — at a price point your bank account can handle. At North Oaks Dental, we will be happy to sit down to discuss which procedures are appropriate for your cosmetic dental problems.

Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding or teeth bonding is a simple and painless procedure that’s good for covering small flaws and imperfections like cracks, chips, and discolored spots. It can close gaps between the teeth and alter the shape, size, or length of a tooth. The process involves first roughening the surface of the enamel with a liquid solution, which helps the bonding adhere. We then take a composite resin material (like that used for tooth-colored fillings), match it to the precise shade of your enamel, and mold it onto the tooth. The resin is hardened using a special light, and final adjustments are made.

Teeth Whitening

At North Oaks Dental, we offer Zoom professional teeth whitening products. It’s well worth coming to our office to whiten your teeth — as opposed to purchasing a drugstore kit. Over-the-counter whitening solutions promise a lot, but they tend to be less effective as they contain less active ingredients. Their whitening trays are not custom made, so they may not fit properly and leach whitening solution onto your sensitive gums. Our products are completely safe, customized, and will lighten your teeth significantly.

Enamel Shaping

Enamel shaping or recontouring is a procedure in which we remove small amounts of tooth enamel to eliminate imperfections or subtly alter the shape of a tooth. You may choose the procedure if a tooth has a rough spot, is a little two pointy or long, or you have two teeth that overlap slightly. First, we will take low-radiation digital X-rays so we know the exact location of the sensitive pulp inside the tooth. We will then carefully remove just enough enamel to fix the problem, not touching the pulp. Since we don’t go beyond the enamel layer, the procedure is painless.

With a new year here, it’s a great time to take charge of your oral health and the overall appearance of smile. Cosmetic dentistry is an effective and affordable way to get the gorgeous pearly whites you want and reclaim your self-confidence. If you live in the Royal Oak, MI area, call North Oaks Dental at 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) to schedule a consultation. You may also get in touch with our office via our online form.