How Fast can I Improve my Smile?

how fast can i improve smileRoyal Oak and Birmingham, MI

Having an imperfect smile is common because most perfectly straight white teeth didn’t develop that way naturally. Sometimes, people don’t pay much attention to their teeth until they have an important event coming up like a job interview, a first date, or an infrequent gathering with friends and relatives. The good news is that if your special occasion is quickly approaching, you still may have time to achieve the smile of your dreams. Today on the blog, find out how fast Detroit’s cosmetic dentist, Dr. Nancy Hartrick, can improve your smile.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening provides results far better than what you would get using store-bought whitening treatments. While store-bought teeth whitening strips and other products promise to deliver exceptional results, most people will not notice a change in the color of their teeth. Additionally, it could take several weeks or longer to notice an improvement. In as little as one office visit, you can have dazzling white teeth, thanks to our Zoom! Whitening system. We even provide take-home whitening trays so that you can touch up your teeth the next time you have another special occasion approaching. So, when you choose professional teeth whitening in Detroit, you can get whiter teeth on your lunch break!

Dental Bonding

Got a chipped tooth or a gap between your teeth that you need fixed ASAP? Dental bonding is a simple in-office treatment that covers minor tooth imperfections. Since this restoration does not require a dental lab to make the final product, your procedure will be complete in one visit to our Detroit cosmetic dentist office. Composite resin is the material Dr. Hartrick uses for dental bonding. It bonds directly to the tooth and is pliable initially, allowing Dr. Hartrick to sculpt and shape the material to look perfectly natural. Then, she uses a special curing light to harden the resin, finishing the treatment by thoroughly polishing your new tooth. The resin is chosen in a shade that matches your natural tooth so that it blends with your smile. Patients appreciate that dental bonding can fix their tooth with just one visit to the dentist.


Porcelain veneers are what make the most stunning smiles. These custom-made porcelain coverings hide all sorts of tooth imperfects from minor chips or cracks, gaps, stains, or slightly crooked teeth to reveal the perfect smile. Veneers can be chosen in a variety of porcelain shades that mimic natural tooth enamel. So, you can choose a lighter shade if you want to improve the color of your teeth or choose a shade that blends with your surrounding teeth if you’re only having one or two teeth covered. Getting veneers takes about two weeks because a dental lab custom fabricates each one. Therefore, if you have an important date that’s quickly approaching, schedule a consultation right away. The sooner, the better!

Cosmetic Dentist in Birmingham and Detroit, MI

Deciding to fix your smile can be an exciting time. If you aren’t sure where to begin or want to explore your options, schedule a consultation with Hartrick Dentistry to discuss your smile goals and anything that bothers you about your teeth so that Dr. Hartrick can help you decide the best option for you. To get started, please call (248) 549-0950 or contact us today.

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