When a patient comes in and is not satisfied with their smile, we use smile makeovers to give them a brighter and whiter smile – free of gaps and crooked teeth. A smile makeover is basically a set of treatments that are used to give your smile a whole new look for the better. A smile makeover is ideal to fix crooked, discolored, or worn down teeth. Teeth can be straightened, whitened, or restored.
The treatments used during a smile makeover can include porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, dental implants, and even traditional or invisible braces. A smile makeover may require more than one procedure to get the results the patient desires. The first step is a consultation. During the consultation, we discuss what the patient wants, and tell them the options that are available. We can also share what we think might best help them. We want to make sure the patient is delighted with the results and can be proud of showing off their teeth.
Smile makeovers may consist of two or more appointments to repair teeth using veneers, implants, crowns, or bridges. Porcelain veneers can restore chipped teeth. They are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded over the tooth. Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth by placing a small titanium cylinder in the space where the tooth is missing, and can be covered by a crown. Crowns can also be used to cover damaged or decayed teeth that have been treated, and those that need to be held together because they are weak. Dental bridges come into play when more than one crown is used and they have to be connected for strength. It is called a 'bridge' because it connects the adjacent teeth.
Straightening is done using braces and invisible aligners for people who want to fix their misaligned teeth. While traditional braces involve the use of metal brackets, which are stuck to your teeth for the time of treatment, invisible braces come in clear plastic aligners and are virtually invisible to those around you, and you can take them out when eating and cleaning your teeth.
Another popular component of a smile makeover is brightening the teeth to give patients a whiter smile. Teeth whitening techniques include take-home trays and in-office treatments. There are several options on how the treatment can be administered and how white teeth can get. If time is an important factor, a patient might opt for the in-office treatment, which shows results a lot sooner than the take-home trays.
If you are unhappy or self-conscious about the way your teeth look and want to smile with more confidence, talk to us about getting a makeover for your smile.
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