5 Powerful Smile Enhancements for 2022

Are you looking for a beautiful smile in 2022? Here at Lincoln Crossing Dental Care, our team offers comprehensive cosmetic dental solutions to fit your smile goals and give you that Hollywood smile you desire.

Perhaps a full smile makeover is at the top of your list, or you’ve been considering teeth whitening to enhance your smile. Now is a perfect time to consider a new smile for the new year.

Read on to learn about five ways you can get a stunning smile in 2022.

Teeth Whitening

A rising trend in cosmetic dentistry to achieve a whiter, brighter smile is through professional teeth whitening. 

Over time, teeth naturally discolor. Teeth can become discolored over time by:

  • Drinking coffee or wine
  • Smoking
  • Eating certain foods
  • Taking antibiotics
  • Tooth decay

To get white teeth with fewer risks that at-home whitening kits can have, consider having your treatment done at your dental office. Professional teeth whitening is more effective, thanks to the professional-grade techniques and materials used. Plus, our dentist monitors you while you receive a high concentration of dental bleaching gel on the teeth, ensuring minimum sensitivity or gum damage.

Whether for a special event or to boost your confidence levels, there is no better time than now to get your teeth whitened. Lincoln Crossings Dental Care uses state-of-the-art procedures to give you a memorable, beautiful smile. 

Dental Veneers

Veneers are a thin porcelain layer that covers the tooth. The purpose of dental veneers is to hide any gaps, chips, or blemishes on your teeth. They are semi-permanent solutions to teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Damaged
  • Discolored
  • Smaller than average
  • Misaligned
  • Pointy
  • Gapped

When done correctly, veneers look like your natural teeth, only better. The veneers are custom-made in a lab to create the best shade for you. They can also be a more permanent teeth whitening solution!

Each veneer is customizable to each patient and may only need to cover a portion of a tooth. Placing a veneer is a minimally-invasive procedure, requiring a couple visits to the dentist and maintenance with proper oral health ongoing. Contact the Lincoln Crossings Dental Care team to learn more about the different types of veneers we offer. Your smile will thank you.

Crowns

Custom dental crowns are caps placed over teeth, an ideal solution for placement over cracked, damaged, or broken teeth that cannot be saved with fillings.

Dental crowns can be used to cover discolored teeth and restore your beautiful smile. Your Lincoln Crossings Dental Care team carefully selects the right color crown to match your other teeth, giving you a naturally beautiful smile.

In addition to cosmetic reasons, crowns are used to:

  • Protect a weak or broken tooth
  • Protect a tooth that is cracking around a large filling
  • Protect a tooth that’s undergone a root canal
  • Hold a dental bridge in place

Crowns are made from porcelain to last for many years. With the proper care, they can last for 10 to 15 years.

Having a crown put in place is a straightforward, painless procedure. The dentist “shaves” the existing tooth by about 1.5mm to 2mm to provide room for the new crown. An impression of your tooth is taken and sent to the lab. A temporary crown is placed until your custom crown arrives. Your permanent crown is cemented over your existing tooth, and you’re finished!

The Lincoln Crossings Dental Care team is eager to help your smile shine with a new dental crown!

Dental Implants

Another way to restore that beautiful smile is with permanent dental implants. Dental implants can replace one or multiple teeth for life-time tooth replacement, looking and feeling like the real thing.

During dental implant surgery, a small titanium rod takes the place of the root and attaches to an artificial tooth. Dental implants are medical devices that are used for both cosmetic and practical purposes. At times, they may be necessary to provide support for crowns, bridges, or dentures.

With implants, you can chew your food without worrying that your teeth will fall out. Dental implants provide a lifetime tooth replacement due to their function. You must have a healthy jaw to qualify for dental implants. 

To be eligible for the implants: 

  • Your jawbone must be fully mature
  • The tissues in your mouth are in good condition
  • Your bones can heal well
  • Your jawbone can support the hardware the dentist installs
  • Dentures are not an option for you
  • You must be willing to wait several months for the process to complete
  • You are a non-tobacco user

Smile Makeover

Ready to make 2022 the year of the smile makeover? For the smile of your dreams, schedule a consultation with the Lincoln Crossings Dental Care team. From a complimentary assessment to a complete smile makeover, we help patients achieve a smile they’ll be proud to share.

New Year, New You

Whether your smile dreams include teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, dental implants, dentures, bonding, or a complete smile makeover, the skilled dental team at Lincoln Crossings Dental Care is ready to help you achieve a beautiful smile for 2022 and beyond!

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