Benefits of a Smile Makeover
A smile makeover combining different dental cosmetic treatments can boost your self-confidence by ending the embarrassment of unsightly teeth.
It can also restore oral health and function if dental imperfections are causing difficulties in speaking or eating.
A wide range of options are available to help you transform your smile, whether your teeth are stained, chipped, crooked, gapped, or crowded. A smile revamp can also be beneficial if you‘ve lost one or more teeth.
Smile makeover options include:
- Teeth whitening.
- Dental veneers.
- Ceramic dental crowns.
- Tooth bonding.
- Dental bridges.
- Dental implants.
- TeethXpress dentures.
- Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
- Cosmetic Botox injections.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth can become stained as we get older and because of the dark-colored foods and drinks, we enjoy.
Professional teeth whitening as part of a smile makeover is faster and more effective than over-the-counter whitening products and bleaching kits.
Dentists are able to safely use materials with more powerful bleaching agents, and treatment is monitored during each stage of the teeth whitening process to protect your mouth.
Teeth whitening by your dentist can lighten staining of both enamel and dentin to produce dramatic results. It also gives you the motivation to maintain a good routine of oral hygiene to keep your smile sparkling.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
The aesthetic dental treatment of choice among movie stars, porcelain veneers are tooth-colored, custom-made, wafer-thin shells that are bonded onto the front of teeth to match the shape and color of surrounding teeth.
Benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- Masking stains, chips, and cracks.
- Resizing or recontouring teeth.
- Making teeth appear straighter.
- Fixing minor teeth crowding.
- Closing small gaps between teeth.
As well as giving you a Hollywood smile, veneers will also protect your teeth from further damage, and they’re often combined with other cosmetic dentistry procedures to create a total smile makeover.
Benefits of Ceramic Dental Crowns
Ceramic dental crowns are fitted to the remaining healthy structure of damaged teeth to improve both appearance and functionality.
Crowns are customized to match the shape, size, and color of adjacent teeth, and are often used in a smile revamp to enhance the appearance of front teeth.
Crowns can be used to:
- Widen or lengthen teeth.
- Cover a dental implant.
- Enhance the appearance of an old filling.
Like porcelain veneers, ceramic crowns look natural because they reflect light in the same way as tooth enamel.
Benefits of Tooth Bonding
The dental bonding procedure entails applying a tooth-colored composite resin onto teeth and shaping it to restore their appearance.
A laser or ultraviolet light is used to harden the bonding material, which is then trimmed and polished to match the rest of the tooth surface.
Composite bonding corrects dental imperfections such as: • Chipping. • Cracks. • Discoloration. • Small gaps.
Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges improve your smile by replacing missing teeth and restoring your natural facial shape.
Also known as fixed partial dentures, bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of replacement teeth fused to a frame that helps ease the stress on bite function.
The bridge is secured by implants or teeth on either side of the gap, while the middle section replaces the lost tooth.
Just one missing tooth can create a visible, unsightly gap in your smile, and a bridge fills the space with a natural-looking synthetic tooth.
Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, dental implants can play an important role in your smile makeover, with many benefits compared with other tooth replacement methods.
Dental implants function, look and feel like real teeth, and unlike dentures, they promote growth of jaw bone, which helps to preserve facial structure and appearance. Because they become part of your jaw, implants with a crown attached provide a permanent solution to tooth loss.
The dental implant procedure entails surgically inserting small titanium posts into the sockets of missing teeth. The titanium fuses with the jaw bone to form an artificial tooth root to support replacement teeth.
Implants can be used instead of or as a support for dentures.
Cosmetic Benefits of TeethXpress Dentures
In combination with dental implants, the TeethXpress system provides a secure, natural-looking solution to tooth loss.
TeethXpress gives you replacement teeth that function like real teeth, and it avoids common problems associated with conventional dentures, which over time can tend to constantly slip about in your mouth, requiring costly visits to your dentist for adjustments.
Other advantages of TeethXpress over traditional dentures include:
- Less risk of oral infection.
- No gum irritation.
- Better bite force.
- No slurred speech.
- No messy dental adhesive.
Cosmetic Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign clear plastic aligners provide a state-of-the-art alternative to traditional braces for straightening teeth, and they’re the most popular removable orthodontic appliance.
Invisalign treatment is designed for convenience and comfort, and the aligners are practically invisible.
The removability of the aligners also means they’re better for your oral health than fixed braces, which make brushing and flossing difficult.
Not all teeth are moved at the same time, which provides greater control than regular braces.
Benefits of Cosmetic Botox Treatment
Botox is a muscle relaxant that reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles and softens your expressions. It works by blocking nerve signals to facial muscles, and Botox is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the U.S.
Treatment entails injections of Botox, which can relax muscles for three to four months at a time. The injection procedure is straightforward, with minimal preparation and little if any downtime.
An Affordable Alternative to a Facelift
A combination of art and science, a smile redesign can correct any dental flaws that may be spoiling your smile. A smile makeover also significantly improves self-regard and can help you make a good first impression in professional and social settings.
Facial appearance can deteriorate as time takes its toll on our teeth, and a smile makeover by your dentist provides a less costly, highly effective alternative to plastic surgery procedures such as facelifts.
Thanks to advances in dental technology, cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers, ceramic crowns, and TeethXpress can be carried out in a single appointment.
Contact us to find out more about the benefits of a smile makeover.