Oftentimes, we are asked the question, “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 why and how to change your smile. 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 long teeth are the hallmark 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 your oral health is taken care of, you can elect to change the proportions of your teeth, the smile line, etc. Maybe, your teeth are stained from drinking too much coffee or smoking. Maybe, they’re crooked. Maybe, some of them are broken or missing. There are many cosmetic procedures that contribute to a better smile. Some of these are:
A porcelain veneer is a thin layer made of porcelain. It is fitted over the front part of a tooth. It takes care of the shape, color, and sometimes the position of a tooth.
Teeth whitening is done with the help of a whitening tray. For this, your dentist will need to take an impression of your mouth. You will need to take the trays home, put bleaching gel in them, and wear them. This needs to be done every day for half an hour to one hour.
This is the most common procedure for fixing misaligned teeth, malocclusion, or overbites. Braces move teeth to their correct positions.
Dental implants are a healthy way of restoring missing teeth. A metal post is implanted into the gum. The metal implant fuses with the bone surrounding it, providing a more stable base for the crown. These look like natural teeth and function as such.
These fillings are tooth-colored and are preferred over the silver or mercury fillings. Tooth-colored fillings make it difficult for the human eye to discern whether a tooth has been filled or not.
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. It will be difficult to tell if you have a crown or not.
This is done by using laser technology to remove whatever is extra in your 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.
Tooth-colored composites are sculpted to the surface of the tooth, if it is chipped or cracked. It can also be done if there are gaps between teeth.
For more dental procedures for a smile makeover, contact us at 515-512-5339 to schedule an appointment today.