Blushing bride and her groom kissing, embracing and smiling on their wedding dayWeddings are some of the most memorable moments of our lives. Whether it’s your wedding day or your child’s, you will not only remember it forever, you will have extensive pictures to look back on. On a happy occasion like this one, every one of those pictures will show off your smile, whether they’re posed shots or candid’s taken by the photographer you hired or by any of your guests.

You want to feel free to show off your smile, even knowing that everyone will be taking pictures and that you’ll be looking back on these pictures likely for the rest of your life. So now is the time to get cosmetic dentistry to make sure you feel entirely comfortable with your smile. Here is a guide to cosmetic dentistry procedures that you can get in time for a wedding in Southlake, Texas.

Cosmetic Dentistry for a Spring Wedding

Springtime in Texas means renewal and rejuvenation. This is often the theme of spring weddings. With the world coming back to life all around us, it’s hard not to think about rejuvenating your smile.

This is especially true if you’re attending a spring wedding. Brides often choose pastels and other pale colors as the theme for spring weddings, and this means that it’s not just the bride in white who has to worry that discolored teeth might look too dark. Spring is also the primary season for outdoor weddings, and outdoor light can really show discolored teeth.

Fortunately, there’s still time for teeth whitening. Although it can take six weeks to see maximum results from your teeth whitening, the powerful KÖR Whitening approach we use at StarImage Dentistry can make a difference from day one. This approach is not only more effective than over-the-counter whiteners. It’s also effective at reducing tooth sensitivity. You’ll be able to enjoy hot coffee and chilled cocktails on the day of the wedding without discomfort.

Sometimes teeth whitening isn’t enough to brighten your smile. If you have thin enamel, dark-colored enamel, or enamel defects, you might need another solution. Porcelain veneers can cover discolored teeth to make them look as white as you want. At the same time, they can cover chips, cracks, wear, and gaps between teeth. Veneers can make small teeth larger and cover up unusually shaped teeth like peg laterals. Plus, we can complete a veneer procedure in a couple of weeks or less, making them possible for most spring weddings.

Whether silver or black, amalgam fillings can look unattractive. We can replace them with attractive new tooth-colored fillings. Even if you have a large filling damaged or discolored your tooth, a dental crown can cover it.

Cosmetic Dentistry for a Summer Wedding

Summer weddings tend to be traditional, though plenty of people like to break the mold. In the summer, though, light colors and fabrics are chosen not just for style but for practicality. The heat in Southlake can be intense, and if you want to do an outdoor wedding, everybody should be dressed lightly. This means that whitening remains a priority for summer wedding smiles.

Fortunately, you’ll have time to try teeth whitening before your summer wedding. Then you can make decisions about porcelain veneers. You also still have the option of upgrading metal fillings or getting dental crowns.

In addition, there is time to replace missing teeth with dental implants. Your dental implants should be healed enough to get your permanent crown, bridge, or denture by mid to late summer. If you don’t want to have your dentures featured in wedding photographs or if you want to be free to eat whatever’s on the menu at summer weddings, it makes sense to upgrade to dental implants. With these, you can eat steak, corn on the cob, or whatever the bride’s parents choose to serve. Plus, you will be able to move on the dance floor. Dips, spins, and fast-paced swing dancing won’t be able to dislodge your dental implants.

By the summer, you will have time to get a full-mouth reconstruction. This not only repairs all your damaged teeth but can address bite problems that lead to jaw pain, headaches, and more symptoms.

Cosmetic Dentistry for Fall Weddings

Fall wedding themes often relate to the harvest or the season’s colors. Whether the wedding theme colors are muted earth tones or rich reds, oranges, or olive greens, this can take some of the pressure off of teeth whitening (though brides in white may still worry).

However, fall weddings often emphasize the dining portion with the harvest themes, with more sit-down dinners and lavish spreads. You want to make sure you’re ready to enjoy the foods of the wedding with functional, comfortable, attractive teeth.

The good news is that we can complete almost any dental procedure in time for a fall wedding. The only exception is orthodontics. Sometimes orthodontics can take a year or more to complete, though it depends on your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Wedding in Southlake

A beautiful smile is a perfect accessory for any wedding in any season. Whether you’re one of the happy couple, are part of their wedding party, or are a member of the family, make sure you’ve got a smile you’ll be happy to show off.

If your smile makes you reluctant to share it, let cosmetic dentists Dr. James Green and Dr. Richard Urbanek help. Please call StarImage Dentistry in Southlake at (817) 587-4566 for an appointment.