There are a number of times in life when you really need your smile to be at its best. It could be a wedding, graduation, interview, class re-union, family pictures, first date, or other special event where you are at the core. Some of these occasions come up unexpectedly, leaving you with little time to perfect your smile.

There are a few things you can do to enhance your smile depending on how much time you have till the special event. These include many cosmetic dentistry options offered by your Los Angeles dentists:

1. Bleaching

Bleaching your teeth is a good way to enhance your smile and boost your confidence if you are short on time and looking for a way to cover up stains on the teeth surface. In office whitening sessions tend to be pricier, but they offer the most effective and quickest teeth whitening fix. Over the counter teeth whitening treatments are less expensive and include whitening toothpastes, white trays, and white strips, but may take awhile before you notice results.

2. Porcelain Veneers

This option is for those looking for a more serious smile makeover, though it is pricier and more time-intensive. Veneers are mostly used to rectify chipped, cracked, or crooked teeth, as well as improving their color. Veneers are used to correct many tooth problems, and are placed on top of existing teeth to make them an even length, close gaps, correct tooth damage, straighten teeth, and cover up dark stains.

Covering all your front teeth with veneers will help to create a uniform and beautiful smile, and correct imperfections left behind by other teeth whitening procedures.

3. Dental Implants

If you have an overly crooked tooth and don’t want to wear braces, your dentist can recommend installing a dental implant. Implants are used to replace natural teeth permanently, and can be done one tooth at a time, or as part of a smile makeover whereby you replace all missing teeth at once.

4. Renewing Stained Fillings

If you have had your filings for a long time, you should consider renewing them, especially if they are in your front teeth. Tooth colored resin fillings often discolor with time, especially if you consume a lot of colored foods and drinks. Renewing them will enhance your smile, and boost your confidence.

To prepare your smile, consult our Los Angeles cosmetic dentists who specialize in smile enhancement. Once you have bleached your teeth or enhanced your smile in some other way, you should consider avoiding foods and drinks that could darken your teeth before the big event. So, refrain from smoking, and stay away from red wine, black tea, coffee, and dark-colored berries.