If you have a smile that you could be happier with, you might consider getting a smile makeover. The smile that we present to others is important, and people often have more confidence when they have a smile they love to show off. When you’d like to be happier with your smile, there are many different cosmetic dental procedures that can be done to change the way it looks. There are ways to transform your teeth and your smile in general so that the problems you see are corrected for better aesthetics.
What Are Smile Makeovers?
It’s a transformation of your teeth through cosmetic dentistry. A dentist who does cosmetic dental services analyzes your teeth and lets you know about the services that can help your teeth to have the look you’ve been wanting. It can be life-changing to get a smile makeover. Many people avoid smiling because they aren’t happy with the way their smile looks. A smile makeover can give you more confidence and make you want to smile more.
It’s common for people to develop cosmetic dental problems over time. When you think of all that our teeth go through, it’s easy to see how they can end up cracked, chipped, stained, or with gaps and other problems. If you have problems with the length of your teeth, their proportions, the texture of them, or the way that your smile lines up, there are cosmetic procedures that can correct all of these problems and more. Your dentist will assess the way your smile looks, including your gums and facial structure, and will know just what to do to improve it all.
Changing Your Tooth Color
For some patients, getting dentist-grade tooth whitening kits can help with this aspect of cosmetic issues. However, for many people, standing isn’t the type that will change with a kit. These patients have a few different treatments that can work to change the way their teeth look. There are veneers that can drastically change the way your teeth look. They are often used for teeth that are highly stained or that have other problems.
There is also dental bonding, a way of repairing problems by adding a composite substance to the teeth that looks whiter. You might also need crowns for some of your teeth if they are highly stained. If you have silver fillings, you may also want to change them out for tooth-colored fillings so that you don’t have those dark spots anymore. A cosmetic dentist will know just the right color that will look realistic while giving you a whiter look that makes you look younger and healthier.
Replacing Missing Teeth
If you have missing teeth, it’s a good idea to replace them for the aesthetics of your smile. Getting a dental implant is a great way to replace your missing teeth. It allows the bone that holds the implant to stay in place instead of degrading as happens when a tooth remains missing. Dental implants look completely natural, and they generally last for the rest of your life. If you have a lot of teeth to replace, you can get dental implants for all of them, or you can get an implant-supported denture. This uses just a few implants to hold onto dentures permanently so that there is no sliding or slipping. There are also partial dentures that can be put in place during the day to replace a few teeth and removed at night.
Dental Spacing and Alignment
For some people, there are spacing or alignment problems that make people unhappy with the way their teeth look. This can be gaps or teeth that don’t align well with each other. There are a few ways to help this problem. Getting veneers or dental bonding can often help with this problem for some patients. For others, using an invisible alignment system can repair the problems. These systems use clear aligner trays to straighten teeth and fix gaps. Because they’re clear, it’s hard to tell that someone is wearing them. Many adults choose these systems rather than getting braces.
Tooth and Gum Imperfections
There are a lot of cosmetic issues that can come up over time with your teeth. If you have teeth that are chipped or uneven, it’s common to get dental bonding to cover the problem. This can improve the appearance of many cosmetic imperfections, including changing the shape of a tooth. If you have a tooth that is too small, bonding can make it better fit with the rest of your teeth. It can also fill in cracks and repair chips and broken teeth. For some broken teeth, you may need a crown to restore them. Filling may also be needed to make a tooth look more uniform.
Some people are unhappy with the way their gums look, and this too is fixable. Getting periodontal surgery is a way to change the way the gums look, adding gums where they have reseeded or removing gum tissue when too many gums are visible when you smile.
Find Out How We Can Improve Your Smile
If you aren’t happy with the way your teeth look, there are ways to improve them. Call us at the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry to make a consultation appointment to have your teeth and gums assessed. Find out what our team can do for you to make you proud of your smile.