You’re planning for one of the most important days in your life — your wedding — and you want everything to be perfect. You’ve chosen the outfits, the setting, the flowers… but there’s one more thing to think about. Is your smile just as bright as your hopes for the future? Do you wish you could improve its appearance in time for the big date?
Anyone who has gotten married knows that photos are one of the biggest elements of the wedding day. While it may be trendy for some brides to have serious faces in their wedding photos, mimicking nostalgic bridal poses of generations past, the reality is that far too many a bride is ashamed of her teeth, and that’s why she’s not smiling wide on one of the most important days of her life. If a smile makeover were part of the wedding planning, the photographic outcome would be drastically different.
When your wedding is fast approaching, you may be interested in getting a smile makeover before the big day. We can give you that gorgeous, flawless smile you desire in just one or two visits to our office in Oxnard near Camarillo. Depending on how much time you have before your wedding, we can provide you with a variety of different smile improvement options. The longer you have, the more we can accomplish, but if you only have a few weeks, we can still drastically improve your smile.
How A Smile Makeover Can Help In Time For Your Wedding
Every smile makeover is customized, so it’s impossible to say when you should start your makeover until we know what are the right procedures for you.
However, the sooner you have your consultation, the more options you will have for getting your smile makeover. Here is a breakdown on the timing that might be required for different cosmetic treatments:
#1 Six Weeks or Less Until Your Wedding
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular ways to quickly and dramatically improve the look of your smile. Dentists like Anacapa Dental offer a choice between in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening, both of which use professional strength active ingredients that work powerfully in a short amount of time.
In-office teeth whitening is painless and simple, and takes about just under 2 hours to complete. Our dentists start by carefully applying a protective gel to all soft tissues around your teeth. This prevents the powerful tooth whitening gel from penetrating your gums. Next our dentists apply concentrated tooth whitening gel and place a special UV lamp near your mouth to help penetrate the gel into your teeth. We repeat this process about 3 times, each involving 20 minutes, until we achieve the desired whitening results. You leave the office with a whiter, brighter smile in just two hours.
For those who prefer a less expensive teeth whitening procedure with results in 7-14 days, take-home teeth whitening is a great option. Following a free consultation with one of our dentists to ensure that you are a candidate for take-home teeth whitening, our dentists take an impression of your upper and lower teeth. From this, our dental lab creates custom teeth whitening trays that you will use at home. When your whitening trays are ready, our dental office will schedule you for a fitting of your trays and to pick up teeth whitening gel to use in conjunction with your teeth whitening trays. You will wear the teeth whitening trays at home for several hours each day until you achieve your desired teeth whiteness.
Both of these teeth whitening options provided by your Oxnard dentist use ingredients that are more concentrated and stronger than over-the-counter teeth whitening products at your local drugstore. But for some individuals, over-the-counter teeth whitening products work just fine. It all depends upon your budget and how dramatically and quickly you want to whiten your smile.
#2 Dramatic Smile Makeover in Less Than Three Months With Veneers or Crowns
If a patient has damaged teeth that need a cap, this is an easy route to a more attractive smile that will last for years to come. We create each of our tooth-colored crowns to envelop the entire tooth for the highest level of protection against decay. Our crowns also give the tooth a whole look that is tooth-colored and realistic looking. Now, with three to five months to go until the wedding, the patient can also receive a dental bridge to replace where a tooth is missing if necessary. We can also place veneers over the fronts of the teeth for a straighter, whiter look that will create the perfect smile makeover.
Porcelain dental veneers from our Oxnard, Ventura County cosmetic dentists correct stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. By placing veneers, which are glass-like ceramic porcelain overlays, on the surface of teeth, our cosmetic dentists can provide you with a bright, straight, and natural-looking smile. If you are considering porcelain dental veneers but would like more information about the process of placing porcelain veneers and the cost of treatment, please contact our office.
#3 Six Months Plus
Dental implants are a great way to restore missing teeth. They offer a permanent, natural-looking tooth replacement with numerous advantages over other restorative treatments. Achieving these results requires careful planning and takes a bit more time. If you need tooth restoration, be sure to ask us whether dental implants might be right for you.
Dental implants take time to fully integrate into your bone. If you want to make sure your replacement teeth are healthy and fully functional by the day of the wedding, schedule your consultation at least six months in advance.
#4 It’s Never Too Late to Straighten Up Your Smile with Adult Braces
If your wedding day is a year or 18 months away, adult orthodontics may be an option for you to achieve the smile of your dreams in time for wedding day photos.
If a patient has over a year until the wedding day and has crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, then the patient can receive orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics can straighten the patient’s teeth and improve gap spacing for the most natural smile improvement. If the patient needs longer than two years to completely straighten the smile, then the patient can try an aligner method. Aligners can work to straighten the teeth right up until the wedding day. Then the patient can take the aligner out for the wedding day photos. Once the big day has passed, the patient can then continue the aligner straightening process.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation with Dr. J
Anacapa Dental Art Institute is proud of their dedicated service to Ventura County. Lead by world-renowned top cosmetic prosthodontist Dr. Jivraj and his expert staff, Anacapa has the expertise and facility to handle whatever your cosmetic dental situation may be. Whether it’s a tooth whitening or a full mouth reconstruction, expect nothing but some of the best dental care Ventura County has available.
Call today for a private consultation. Renew your smile, renew your life.
About Your Oxnard, CA Cosmetic Dentist:
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-988-3317. Our office at 2821 N Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.
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