A smile makeover can make a huge difference in the look of your smile. If you have uneven teeth, missing teeth, severe discoloration, minor misalignment, or even asymmetrical teeth, your cosmetic dentist can combine several appropriate procedures to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
What’s A Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is a combination of two or more cosmetic dentistry treatments focused on correcting multiple issues with the look of your smile. A smile makeover often consists of a combination of the following procedures:
- Teeth whitening for discoloration
- Implants for missing teeth
- Veneers for surface damage or minor gaps
- Bonding for chips, asymmetry, or uneven teeth
Any of these issues individually can make you self-conscious or uncomfortable with your smile. A combination of problems can affect not only your self image and overall comfort with your appearance, but can also have a detrimental effect on the health of your teeth and mouth. Missing or poorly aligned teeth, for example, can lead to abnormal wear, clenching and grinding, or even temporomandibular joint disorder.
Deciding On A Smile Makeover
You and your cosmetic dentist will work together to decide if a smile makeover is for you and, if it is, what procedures will help you meet your goals for your appearance. For example, if you have stained teeth as well as one or more missing teeth, you might have your teeth whitened, then have the missing teeth replaced with implants. Asymmetrical teeth combined with some damage to other teeth might require veneers combined with cosmetic bonding.
Your decision to have a smile makeover begins with a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. You’ll discuss what you don’t like about how your teeth look and the best way to improve that look. Before and after pictures will give you a good idea of how these procedures will change your teeth. Between the two of you, you’ll decide on the best combination to assemble your smile makeover.
To discuss your options, call the office of Dr. Kelli Slate today for more information.