A smile makeover offers several benefits, including:
● Makes you look and feel younger
● Improves your appearance
● Improves your confidence
● Reduces stress levels
● Improves oral health
There are several issues addressed by a smile makeover, including:
● Cracked/fractured tooth
● Stained/discolored/dull teeth
● Mild to moderate tooth decay
● Minor gaps and/or chips
● Severe tooth pain
● Broken teeth/severely worn dentin
● Swollen/bleeding gums
● Missing teeth
The most common dental procedures involved in a smile makeover are:
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. This procedure removes stains, giving your teeth a clean, bright, white appearance.
Dental bonding is recommended for patients who have small cracks or gaps between their teeth. In this process, resin matching the natural teeth is applied to the affected area. A special light is used to harden the resin. This procedure is much more budget-friendly than other options and your natural teeth do not need to be modified.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are attached to the surfaces of the front teeth to hide imperfections. However, before the veneer can be applied, the dentist must file down the tooth to create room for it. Therefore, this is permanent.
Dental implants are recommended for patients who are missing one or more teeth. In this procedure, the implant is inserted into the jawbone. Over the following few weeks, the bone heals around the implant, fusing it in place. This creates strong, stable, natural-looking teeth.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces for addressing dental misalignment issues including crooked teeth, overbite/underbite, and more. The primary reason many patients opt for this is that they are less conspicuous.
Gum contouring is the process of using a laser to remove gum tissue, creating a more natural-looking gum line.
Dental crowns are recommended for patients who have teeth that are cracked, chipped, or significantly damaged in any way. In most cases, a root canal will be done on the tooth before it is covered with a crown. Dental crowns may also be used for single-dental implants.
The first step is your initial consultation. At this time, Dr. Tyagi will do a full assessment of your oral health to determine the appropriate procedures. If there are any health concerns, those will need to be addressed before we can move forward with cosmetic treatments. At this time, you will also explain your concerns and your goals during this time.
Impressions will be made of your mouth, and we will create a preview of what you can expect. While actual results may vary, this preview will be very similar to what you can expect from treatment.
The second step will be to schedule the recommended procedures. There is no standard fee or plan for a smile makeover. Every patient is different. This means that you may not need the same procedures as your best friend, your spouse, your parents, or anyone else. The timing for your smile makeover will depend on the procedures that you require.
After a smile make over, you must ensure that you are practicing proper oral hygiene habits and visiting the dentist at least twice a year, or every 6 months. This will help you maintain your results for as long as possible.
If you are unhappy with the condition of your smile, schedule your consultation with Dr. Tyagi and the team at Luminescence Dentistry today. We will go over your needs and goals, as well as take x-rays and do a comprehensive dental exam and create a customized treatment plan.
Many of our patient shave come to us because they are unhappy with their smiles and are interested in a smile makeover. Below are some of the questions they typically ask:
Patients at Luminescence Dentistry seek a smile makeover for both aesthetic reasons and health reasons. Certain dental conditions, such as crooked, broken, discolored, or missing teeth, can impact a person’s confidence and health. However, a smile makeover can resolve these issues.
While it is natural for teeth to become discolored over the years, many of our patients find it troublesome. Brushing can remove some stains- but most people need professional teeth whitening. Most patients see results in 1 to 2 treatments.
Losing primary teeth is natural, but losing permanent teeth is serious. Missing teeth not only affect a patient’s appearance but impacts overall health as well. Typically, Dr. Tyagi will recommend dental implants, a bridge, or dentures- depending on how many teeth you are missing.
Dental implants are typically used to replace a single missing tooth- but they can offer support for bridges or dentures. A bridge replaces a few missing teeth and dentures are used to replace a full arch (top or bottom). Bridges and dentures can be removable or can be permanently fixed to the jaw with dental implants.
As long as a patient is in good overall health, they can take advantage of smile makeover procedures. We can even do a smile makeover on our pediatric patients if the situation calls for it and they are healthy enough. Schedule your consultation to learn more about smile makeovers.
Smile makeovers are personal. There is no standard number for how many treatments are involved. You may only need 1 or 2, while others may need a lot more work. The goal is to restore the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. Your consultation will determine your needs.
If you decide that you want to move forward with a smile makeover, it’s important that you make sure to set aside the appropriate amount of time for the procedures. We will explain each of the procedures in your treatment plan to help you determine how much time it will take. Typically, orthodontic treatments and dental implants take at least a few months.
One of the most common reasons that people seek a smile makeover is due to misaligned teeth. For decades, traditional metal braces have been used as the primary treatment option. However, in the late 1990s, Invisalign came to the market. This is a series of clear aligners that are used to straighten crooked teeth. We typically reserve Invisalign for our older teen and adult patients.
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