Posted on 01/28/2019 · Posted in Information

Am I A Good Candidate for A Smile Makeover?

Many people think dentists are merely people who fix teeth that are broken or falling apart from decay, but what they don’t realize is that they are actually artists as well. By using what is called cosmetic dentistry, they are able to perform a smile makeover, transform nearly any mouth into a dazzling smile you can’t help but show off.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Whether they’re discolored, crooked, or just plain missing, your teeth can be touched up and even replaced by your dentist.

Teeth Whitening

One of the most common forms of a smile makeover, teeth whitening brightens your teeth in quick, easy steps. There’s even more than one option to achieve the shade you desire.

If you want to get the whitening done in one sitting, maybe for an upcoming wedding or photo shoot, your dentist can perform it right in their office in as little as two to three hours. A teeth whitening gel is painted onto the surfaces of your teeth. Using a special UV light, the dentist activates the gel, helping it penetrate and for 20 minute intervals until the desired shade is achieved.

For those who do not want in office teeth whitening, your dentist can also make you custom designed trays and send you with whitening gel for you to use at home. This process is slower, sometimes taking between two weeks and a month, and is something that should be touched up regularly.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a fantastic way to straighten teeth without the use of metal braces. Instead, custom made trays are crafted just for you. Not only are they clear, but the plastic trays are also removable, allowing patients wearing them to eat and brush their teeth with ease. A popular option for adults who want to straighten their teeth, Invisalign is an affordable, convenient solution.

Gum Contouring

Some people have what is referred to as a “gummy smile”; they feel that their teeth are too short or their gums are uneven. This is a common complaint, and one that your dentist can easily fix during your smile makeover.

Crown lengthening, or gum contouring, is a simple procedure you dentist can perform. In a single appointment, they can reshape your gums and even them out, ensuring your smile is symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing.

Dental Implants

A minor dental surgery known as a dental implant can permanently replace a tooth that is missing or needs to be extracted. The placement of a dental implant also helps preserve the tooth-supporting bone that actually deteriorates after a tooth is lost. It is a natural, long-lasting solution for those who want to replace missing teeth with something strong, durable, and permanent.

Here’s a full arch reconstruction before and after photo. Learn more about this particular technology.full arch before and after

Dental Veneers

If teeth aren’t missing, but one or more are chipped, stained, or misshapen, dental veneers might be a better decision. They even fix gaps between teeth!

After measuring the problem areas, the dentist will apply composite resin, which will be applied in multiple layers. Shaped to look just like natural teeth, the veneers will then be hardened by a special light. The procedure only takes one visit, and the results are instant.

A Smile Makeover Can Be Affordable and Simple

You deserve to smile. Talk to your dentist to find out what cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. New to Affiliated Dentists? Here’s our team that’s ready to serve you. Request an appointment.