Treat yourself with brighter, straighter teeth to greet the New Year 

The holiday season is all about getting together with family and friends, and buying gifts for those important to you. But when was the last time you included your own name on your Christmas list? Not just for a brief vacation or fancy dinner, but for something that you will love for years to come? 

Consider giving yourself something to really smile about this year by investing in that cosmetic dental restoration you have been putting off. Dr. Dennis Lucas and his team can help with a variety of options to straighten your teeth and brighten your smile. Here are a few that might be appropriate for you: 

Zoom whitening process 

This bleaching process encourages oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin in your teeth to eliminate stains without damaging the structure of natural teeth. A simple procedure if there ever was one, Dr. Lucas applies a layer of hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth for 15 minutes at a time under light activation. 

Three of these treatments over the course of an hour or two is all it takes, with custom-fitted whitening trays for you to take home as touch-ups are needed. You will love seeing your teeth brighten by up to four shades before you leave our office. 

Invisalign teeth straightening system 

Keeping your teeth aligned correctly isn’t just for kids. It is common for us adults to notice a subtle shifting of position with our teeth as we age. Custom-fitted Invisalign® clear braces could be the perfect solution to returning your teeth to their proper alignment. This technology gradually moves your teeth into alignment without the challenges common with traditional metal braces. Plus, the removable Invisalign® braces are virtually invisible. 

Dr. Lucas uses a combination of the Invisalign clear aligners and retainers to slowly, but surely straighten your teeth. This takes place without you having to change the way your brush and floss, and you can keep eating all your favorite foods as usual. The added benefit is straighter teeth are easier to keep clean with improved flossing resulting in healthier gums. 

Cosmetic restoration options 

This is a great time to finally take care of those chipped, broken or heavily filled teeth you have been tolerating for years. We all accumulate what we refer to as “smilage” over our lifetimes, and cosmetic restorations such as veneers or crowns can take years off your appearance and overall functionality. 

Dr. Lucas and his team can design a treatment plan for you that could incorporate one or a few of the above treatments, helping you enjoy a smile that is beautiful, healthy and long-lasting. Call our office to schedule a consultation, and give yourself something to smile about heading into the New Year! 

About Dr. Dennis Lucas – Naples, Florida, dentist 

Dr. Dennis Lucas performs cosmetic and restorative dental techniques, as well as traditional preventive dental services for patients in and around Naples, Florida. His combination of expertise, supported by the latest in dental technology and a holistic approach to care, ensures oral health plays a role in his patients’ total healthcare picture. Call (239) 262-5851 to schedule an appointment.