A smile makeover is actually a series of treatments that give you the set of teeth that make a perfect smile. Although there are several treatments that come under the smile makeover banner, how many and which treatments are used will depend on each individual patient. Sometimes one type of treatment is enough, while in another case two or even three might be needed.
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN A SMILE MAKEOVER?
The following are the treatments that are included in a smile makeover at the San Anselmo Family Dentistry center:
Veneers: Veneers are thin porcelain shells that can fit over the front of teeth. Veneers look and feel like natural teeth and can make teeth look whiter, more even, better aligned and longer in the case of worn-down teeth. Veneers are a relatively simple procedure where the shells are bonded to the teeth. However, the procedure is irreversible as part of the enamel has to be removed to fit the veneers comfortably.
Crowns: A dental crown is a cap that is designed to look exactly like the natural tooth that it is placed over. Crowns are used when teeth are badly damaged either by impact or a large cavity. Crowns are also used over dental implants so that the finished look is natural. Damaged teeth can spoil a smile, but crowns can make a tooth look as good as new.
Tooth whitening: Discolored teeth can make a person conscious and prevent them from smiling completely and showing their teeth. A teeth-whitening procedure can make teeth look white again, remove stains, and restore the natural brilliance of the teeth. White teeth give you all the confidence you need for a big bright smile.
Internal bleaching: Trauma due to impact or structural defects can cause teeth to discolor on the inside. The discoloration is visible through the enamel and can affect the overall aesthetic of a person’s smile. Internal bleaching can reduce the discoloration on the inside of the tooth and make the tooth look bright again.
TOOTH REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
Bridges: Bridges contain replacement teeth that help to fill gaps where teeth have gone missing. Missing teeth don’t just affect the smile, but also cause the other teeth to start shifting and get misaligned, which in turn can affect the smile to a great extent.
Smile makeover treatments are effective for a number of dental problems. To find out if you qualify for a smile makeover you will need to visit your dentist for a checkup.
If you are unhappy with the way your teeth and smile look, we invite you to give us a call and book an appointment for a smile makeover. After a dental examination, we will advise you on which treatments you require and how we can proceed. At the end of your treatments, we guarantee that you will have a smile that you will love to share with the world. Please call us at one of the numbers listed below to find out more about smile makeovers.