A smile makeover is usually a combination of one or more cosmetic dental procedures. To achieve your desired result, our dental team may perform or suggest a variety of options. The entire process is designed specifically for your unique cosmetic needs, and we will make sure that all of your concerns regarding your smile are addressed.
Check out the most common procedures available in dentistry today:
- TOOTH WHITENING: Whiter teeth are achieved through a bleaching process typically using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Yellower teeth usually respond well to this procedure, while brown-colored teeth stained by fluorosis or taking tetracycline do not respond as well to whitening. Tooth whitening is not for everyone; if you have sensitive teeth, gum disease, or poor enamel can be common contraindications.
- ORTHODONTICS: Braces are one of the tried-and-true ways of achieving a healthier smile. Braces are typically worn for about 24 months to reposition the teeth in a straighter and safer alignment. There are several different types of braces, clear ceramic braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners.
- VENEERS: Veneers are thin, tooth-colored material designed to be placed on the front surface of teeth to improve their overall appearance. They can be used in cases where the color, shape, size, or length is not as desired. Veneers are usually used in cases where teeth are discolored, chipped, worn down, misaligned, irregular, or have gaps.
- IMPLANTS/BRIDGES: Dental implants and bridges are used to replace missing or broken teeth. Nowadays, both implants and bridges are commonly performed procedures. Implants integrate directly with the jawbone, while bridges are placed over the adjacent teeth to the missing tooth. Implant technology has advanced a great deal in recent years and highly biocompatible ceramic materials are becoming more commonplace.