You Can Do Many Things To Improve Your Smile

Aug 15, 2016
You Can Do Many Things To Improve Your Smile
If you have a piece of paper and a pen nearby, grab them. If not, just use your memory. What celebrity do you think has the best smile? Write down his or her name. Now, who has the best smile among the people you know?

If you have a piece of paper and a pen nearby, grab them. If not, just use your memory.

What celebrity do you think has the best smile? Write down his or her name.

Now, who has the best smile among the people you know? This can be a family member, friend, or coworker. Write down his or her name, too.

Now, think about both names on your list. What do their smiles have in common? In other words, what makes their smiles so great?

Many times our perceptions of what makes a great smile are similar. We want our teeth to be straight and we want them to be as white as can be reasonably expected.

Now, think about your smile. What would you want to change, if anything?

Keep that in mind as you continue reading this post.

We help patients with a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures at First Dental Associates. If you live in or near Reading, MA, we want you to know what is possible.

Below you will find short descriptions of some of the most popular services that we provide. Maybe one or more of them can help you.


Dental bonding involves applying a composite resin to your teeth. This material can be used to filling cavities, but it can also have cosmetic benefits as well. We can use it to repair chipped and worn down teeth in a noninvasive way.

Dental Crowns

Dental crown are often used in restorative treatments, but they have cosmetic benefits as well.

For a person who has a misshapen tooth, we can transform the shape of your tooth with a high-quality dental crown. This will look and function like a natural tooth.

Another time we may recommend a cosmetic dental crown would be if you have one tooth that is visibly darker than the rest of your teeth. A dental crown can give your smile a more uniform appearance.


One of the reasons that millions of Americans go through orthodontic treatment every year is to make their teeth look straighter.

For many people (especially adults), wearing braces may not seem like a viable option. Invisalign provide another option. By replacing brackets and wires with a series of clear, plastic aligners, you can undergo orthodontic care that is far more discreet than braces.

By wearing the aligners as directed, you may be able to straighten your smile within 12 months in many cases.

Invisalign can work on many alignment problems as well as bite issues.

Teeth Whitening

This may be the single most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States.

We consume a lot of things that can cause our teeth to become yellow or stained. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and wine are common culprits. So are any food with colorful sauces, desserts, and even fruits.

As we get older, it’s natural for our teeth to turn yellower as we have exposed our teeth to more and more things that cause stains.

The fastest and most effective ways to remove deep set stains is with a professional teeth whitening treatment. We offer in-office treatments for patients looking for results a soon as possible, and we offer take-home whitening products for patients who either aren’t in a rush or prefer the do-it-yourself approach.


Dental veneers have been around for decades, and they keep getting better and better. Today’s veneers are the most versatile cosmetic service that we offer, and they are made of materials that leave them looking quite natural.

Veneers are like a shell that covers your teeth. Veneers can be bonded to the front of your smile so it looks perfectly straight, evenly spaced, and as white as you would like.

Veneers can close gaps, hide crooked teeth, complete broken teeth, and cover discolored teeth.

Getting veneers often involves removing as thin layer of the enamel from the front of your teeth. For patients with sensitive teeth or who are concerned about making such a permanent commitment, we also offer Snap-On Smile.

Instead of bonding to your teeth with an adhesive, Snap-On Smile slips over your teeth. You can eat and drink with the cover in place, and you can remove it or put it on as you see fit.

Some people use Snap-On Smile as a kind of trial run to decide if they want to take the next step and get veneers, too.

Scheduling A Consultation

Before you decide on any cosmetic dental service, we recommend scheduling a consultation at our dentist office in Reading, MA.

This gives us an opportunity to understand what you would like to change and to recommend the service or services that can give you the biggest benefit.

Fill out our online form or call [phone] to request your appointment at First Dental Associates.