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How to Get the Beautiful Smile You Want in 2020

February 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 7:40 pm
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Your New Year’s resolution was to be a more confident person. You’ve started going to the gym more often and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, which has helped a bit, but something is still missing. After a long, hard look in the mirror, you realized it was the aesthetic flaws in your teeth that were detracting from your self-esteem. Fortunately, your dentist in Fayetteville offers several options to completely makeover your smile. Here are just a few of them.

Teeth Whitening

People with white teeth are often considered to be healthier, more attractive and successful, and even smarter than those with stained smiles. It’s no wonder, then, that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. The process starts with your dentist taking impressions of your teeth to design custom trays. Once those trays are ready, you’ll simply wear them, along with an incredibly powerful bleaching gel, for an hour or so a day. You’ll begin to see a difference after just one use, but the best results will come after a couple of weeks.


Do you have so many flaws in your smile that you don’t even know where to begin getting them corrected? Thankfully, veneers were created just for that purpose. These thin porcelain coverings can be placed over your problem teeth to give them the appearance of being perfectly white, aligned, and whole.

Direct Bonding

If you’re looking for a quicker, more affordable alternative to veneers to correct your minor smile flaws, like chips, cracks, and stains, look no further than direct bonding. Your dentist can apply a putty-like, tooth-colored composite resin to your affected teeth to literally sculpt them into the desired size, shape, and color. The procedure is completely painless and only takes about an hour.

Gum Recontouring

Sometimes the problem with your smile lies not with your teeth, but your gums. If anyone has ever told you that your smile looks “gummy,” it may be because more gum than teeth shows when you grin. In that case, your dentist may decide to use an advanced electrosurgery technique to remove the excess tissue so that more of your tooth enamel shines through in your smile.

No matter what kind of aesthetic problem you may have with your smile, your cosmetic dentist can help you become a more confident person by fixing those imperfections. If you’re ready to achieve the smile of your dreams, contact your dentist in Fayetteville today.

About the Author

Dr. Angela Ruff earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before returning to her hometown of Fayetteville, NC to open her own dental practice. She offers all of the treatments described above and more to help you achieve your smile goals. To learn which would be right for you, visit her website.