If someone asks “If you were to change one thing about yourself, what would it be?” If your answer to this question is “My smile,” then you’ve come to the right place. Here, we are going to talk about a smile makeover.
If you’re happy with your smile, that’s great! If you’re not, the obvious solution is a smile makeover. So, let’s get right into it.
White, straight, and strong teeth are the hallmarks of a beautiful smile. Not all of us are born with it. However, we can acquire it if we want. That is the role of cosmetic dentistry. To change your smile, you may have to go through a combination of various cosmetic dentistry procedures. But, before you do that, you should treat whatever issues you may have with your oral health, if any.
After taking care of your oral health you can elect to completely change your smile. Black coffee and smoking could have stained you teeth. You could have broken or chipped teeth. Many people even have a misaligned jawlines or dental setting. A smile makeover will correct any or all of these problems.
There are many cosmetic procedures involved in a smile makeover. Some of these are:
Porcelain Veneers for Chipped Enamel
Porcelain veneers are a thin shell of porcelain. It fits over the front part of a chipped tooth. However, your dentist must craft it carefully to look just like your other teeth. Veneers can change of the shape, color, and sometimes the position of a tooth.
Teeth Whitening is a Cornerstone of any Smile Makeover
Teeth whitening starts with a whitening tray. First, your dentist needs an impression of your bite structure. Then, they will use a bleaching agent to whiten your teeth. However, at the DM Dental Group, we use carbide peroxide, which is gentler than other bleaching agents. Also, we give you the tray and a supply of our whitening gel to repeat the procedure at home!
Dental Braces to Correct Misalignment
This is perhaps the most common procedure for fixing misaligned teeth, malocclusion, or overbites. They will gradually force crooked teeth into the right shape. Although braces work best before adulthood; modern technology also has braces for adults.
Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth
Dental implants are a surgical way of restoring missing teeth during a smile makeover. First, a metal post is implanted into the gum. Then, the dentist crafts a crown to look exactly like your natural teeth. It’s a bit painful for a few days, but the results are always great!
Porcelain Crowns for Damaged Teeth
Porcelain crowns can correct flaws like the length and the shape of a tooth. Moreover, these look natural and blend in with your other teeth. Your dentist will prefer to use crowns for your smile makeover rather than surgical implants.
Aesthetic Gum Contouring (Gingivoplasty)
Gingivoplasty uses laser technology to remove your excess gum line. If you have excess gums or if your gum line is uneven, this is the ideal procedure. This corrects the problem of receding gums and is good for the overall health of gum and teeth.
For more cosmetic dental procedures or a smile makeover, contact us at 515-512-5339 to schedule an appointment today.