5 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments to Explore this Summer

5 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments to Explore this Summer

May 21, 2019 Cosmetic Dentistry

What are your summer plans? Are you going on vacation, moving to a new city, going camping or hitting the beach? Whatever your summer plans might be, if you are unhappy with your smile, you might want to explore different cosmetic dentistry treatments from your Oakdale dentist. There are so many different treatments out there that can really help improve your smile. If you are interested in seeing what Al Berger, DDS has to offer, continue reading our blog and then schedule an appointment with our dentist this summer.

Teeth Whitening

One of our top cosmetic dentistry treatments in Oakdale is professional teeth whitening. This treatment is popular for many reasons. To start, it’s one of our most cost-effective treatments. If you are on a budget and your teeth already look pretty good minus some staining, you can definitely benefit from professional teeth whitening. Whether your teeth are mildly or severely stained, our dentist can help brighten them up to several shades lighter.

If you are interested in whitening your smile, you will first need to meet with our dentist for a brief consultation. Basically, if your smile is healthy and free of restorations like veneers, crowns, bonding, or fillings at the front of your mouth, we will give you the green light to receive a tooth whitening treatment in Oakdale. If your smile is unhealthy or you have restorations in front of your mouth, we will suggest alternative treatments for you. Tooth whitening does not respond to restorations which would result in your natural teeth being a different color than the restorations.

After we determine that your smile is healthy enough for teeth whitening, we will tell you about our in-office treatment options as well as our take-home whitening kit. If you want fast results in under an hour, we suggest you opt for the in-office treatment. If you would prefer to whiten in the comfort of our home, you can complete the take-home kit over the course of a few weeks for the same results!

Porcelain Veneers

Another one of the cosmetic dentistry treatments to explore this summer is porcelain veneers. If you are looking for the easiest way to obtain a perfect smile, porcelain veneers are your answer. They can make your teeth look flawless by changing their shape, size, and color. If your gaps, mild crookedness, chips, cracks, stains or unsymmetrical teeth, veneers can perfect your smile.

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, our dentist will need to verify that your smile is healthy and that you are free of gum disease. If the exam goes well, we will need to prep your teeth for the veneers. For the teeth that will have veneers bonded to them, we will remove a small amount of enamel to make room for them. From there, our dentist will take impressions and have your veneers fabricated in a dental lab. Once they return from the lab, we will bond them to your teeth. You can expect them to last about 10 years before they need to be replaced!

Dental Bonding

One of the other cosmetic dentistry treatments to explore this summer should be dental bonding. Dental bonding can take care of minor problems in your mouth with a cost-effective treatment. This cosmetic dentistry option is great for patients who are not ready to commit to veneers or who have the smallest flaws they would like to take care of. Dental bonding is tooth colored so you don’t have to worry that your teeth will look unnatural. The dentist can use them to reshape your teeth or hide minor flaws like chips or cracks or even stains. You would be surprised at what dental bonding can accomplish.


One of the top cosmetic dentistry treatments to explore this summer is Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign is a great idea for patients who need orthodontic treatment but who don’t want to deal with the hassles of traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth discreetly. The aligners that straighten your teeth are completely clear so you can wear them without feeling self-conscious of your smile. In addition to being invisible, they are comfortable to wear and don’t cause as much pain as traditional braces. You wear the aligners for two weeks before switching to a new pair. This gradually moves your teeth into their ideal position, making the treatment less painful as a result.

Not to mention, Invisalign aligners are completely removable. This means you can remove them to brush and floss your teeth as well as to eat. You don’t have to write any groceries off your list during your Invisalign treatment. And the best news? Your treatment can be done in as little as 6 months if your problems are minor! Schedule an appointment with our dentist to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.

Dental Implants

Our last cosmetic dentistry treatment to consider this summer is dental implants. Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth in your smile or secure your restorations in place. Dental implants are basically false tooth roots that are surgically inserted into your jaw to hold restorations in place. You can attach a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures to a dental implant. They will feel just like real teeth and look like real teeth too! Talk to our dentist to find out if you are a candidate.

Visit our Oakdale Dentist for Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

If you’re ready to achieve your best smile ever this summer, give our dentist a call to schedule a consultation for cosmetic dentistry in Oakdale. You can also fill out our online form to schedule your visit.

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