Now that the holidays are almost here, you're probably busy searching for the perfect gifts for your friends and family. However, you probably haven't put yourself on your shopping list. With the holidays fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about some gifts that you'd like to give yourself. Don't just give yourself something you'll use a couple of times and then discard. Instead, give yourself something that you'll benefit from for years to come. Give yourself the gift of cosmetic dental care. Here are four cosmetic dental treatments you'll be glad that you gave yourself this year.
1. Whitening Treatments
If your teeth aren't as white as you'd like them to be, and your over-the-counter whitening treatments aren't as effective as you'd like them to be, give yourself professional whitening treatments this year. Your cosmetic dentist can remove even the toughest stains and discoloration, leaving your teeth their whitest and brightest. Best of all, you can schedule monthly whitening sessions so that your teeth will stay bright all year long.
2. Invisible Braces
If you've been putting off having your teeth straightened because you think you missed your opportunity, or you don't like the idea of metal brackets on your teeth, it's time to talk to your dentist about invisible braces. You can have your teeth straightened using clear plastic mouth aligners that can be removed for cleaning and for eating. Best of all, no one will know that you're straightening your teeth.
3. Porcelain Veneers
If you've got defects in your teeth, porcelain veneers may be the best gift you can give yourself this holiday season. One of the great things about porcelain veneers is that they can be used to cover cracks, chips, and other defects in the surface of your teeth. They can even be used to cover gaps between your teeth or conceal severe stains that whitening treatments aren't effective at removing.
4. Dental Implants
If you have missing teeth, and they're making you feel self-conscious, you need to give yourself the gift of dental implants. Implants are a permanent way to replace those missing teeth. Your dental implants will look just like your natural teeth and will act just like them too. Once they're in place, you'll be able to smile with confidence. You'll also be able to enjoy eating your favorite foods again.
Now that the holidays are here, don't forget to give yourself something nice. Talk to your cosmetic dentist about beautifying your smile with the treatment options described here.