Have you ever wondered what a smile makeover entails? The phrase gets tossed around a lot, but few people are aware of what it is and how it can help their smile. To learn more, we encourage scheduling an appointment with our clinic so that we can perform an examination, answer questions and make treatment recommendations. The most important thing to keep in mind is that this is a 100% customized treatment. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, it is a series of treatments combined to produce results for a specific patient based on their individual needs.
Anytime someone undergoes a smile makeover, it is important to visit an experienced cosmetic dentist that offers a variety of treatment solutions. Since we will perform multiple procedures as part of the smile makeover process, we will go over the available solutions with the patient. This process is important since the patient may require a diverse plan that may or may not include surgical options.
We will base the actual recommendations on the needs of the patient. With that in mind, some of the common procedures in a makeover are:
#1. Teeth whitening
Most patients undergoing a makeover will whiten their teeth. Few people escape the reality of staining, especially those who drink coffee, consume red wine or eat foods rich in color. These items will stain the teeth over time. Also, those who have taken a lot of antibiotics may find that their teeth become stained. By whitening them, we can remove both surface and internal stains that make teeth appear dirty or yellow.
#2. Dental bonding
People who are looking for a quick transformation may elect to use dental bonding to solve problems like a chipped tooth, small gaps in between teeth or teeth that are dissimilar in size. The bonding material is a fast solution that we can place and shape in one visit.
#3. Dental veneers
Veneers are a popular solution that helps create the stunning smiles that flash across movie screens and the red carpet. Hollywood has come to love veneers and most actors and actresses use them. They are porcelain shells that are bonded to the surface of the teeth so they can cover a variety of issues including stains, teeth that are slightly crooked, teeth that are not the same size or shape, etc.
#4. Dental crowns
Anyone who has suffered from serious dental damage may need dental crowns to restore their teeth. For someone who has metal crowns currently, replacing them with tooth-colored ceramic ones is an important step in completing a makeover.