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, Dr. Kelli Slate, 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 dental treatments focused on correcting multiple issues with the look of your smile. The makeover often consists of a combination of the following procedures:
- Fixing tooth discoloration with teeth whitening.
- Using implants for missing teeth.
- Repairing surface damage or minor gaps with porcelain veneers.
- Bonding for chips, asymmetry, or uneven teeth.
- Straightening teeth and closing gaps between them – invisalign translucent braces.
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 and in severe cases temporomandibular joint disorder.
Deciding On A Smile Makeover
Every person is different. You and your cosmetic dentist will therefore work together to decide if a smile makeover is for you and what procedures will best 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.
To discuss your options, call Dr. Kelli Slate at her offie in East Dallas for more information.