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If you dislike the appearance of your teeth, showing them can be a stressful concept. Few people are blessed with teeth that are naturally attractive, and for this reason, many patients are turning to cosmetic dentistry to help them fix those issues that they believe to be the most obvious and off-putting. There are many different procedures that can transform the appearance of your teeth, but now you can combine these into a package known as a smile makeover.
A smile makeover may sound like it is only focused on improving the aesthetic aspects of your smile, but in fact, it is designed to simultaneously address both cosmetic and structural dental imperfections, leaving you with a smile that is both practical and beautiful.
What procedures are included in a smile makeover?
One of the best things about a smile makeover is that most providers will either offer a range of different makeover packages or will allow you to create your own from their range of services. This enables you to alter and improve the aspects of your teeth that you feel need the most attention.
Some of the treatments and procedures that are most widely requested in a smile makeover include the following:
Teeth whitening is the most sought-after cosmetic procedure in the world and offers you the chance to enjoy teeth that are whiter, brighter and look healthy and attractive. Over time, the foods and drinks we consume and many of the habits we adopt (such as smoking) leave their mark, quite literally, on our teeth. This can make them look discolored or even badly stained. Bleaching can remove these unsightly blemishes.
While there are many products that claim to be able to whiten your teeth, experts and many patients agree that only professional whitening performed by a trained cosmetic dentist can produce outstandingly consistent and long-lasting results. You may need several appointments depending on how well your teeth react to the treatment and how many shades whiter than the original tooth color you wish to achieve.
Not all patients are good candidates for teeth whitening, such as those with, particularly sensitive teeth. Sometimes patients have such bad staining that whitening is simply not able to help them achieve the improvement that they were hoping for. Porcelain veneers provide a good alternative. These thin shells sit over the top of the outer enamel of your existing teeth, hiding discoloration and stains as well as a multitude of other minor imperfections. Veneers can also help to strengthen your teeth.
Crowns are easily one of the most common and least expensive of all cosmetic dental improvements. These prosthetics sit over the top of the decayed or damaged tooth, holding it together and protecting it from further harm. However, crowns can also be created in a variety of shades, enabling your dentist to match your artificial tooth closely to your remaining ones.
Orthodontic braces or Invisalign
Many patients suffer from issues including dental overcrowding, teeth that are twisted, crooked and overlapped. In some instances, you may also have an over or under bite, characterized by your teeth not meeting together properly when you close your jaw. Orthodontic braces and Invisalign can correct misalignment and bite problems so that your teeth look more uniform in shape, size, and color.
Hailed as one of the most revolutionary dental treatments of the last century, dental implants can replace teeth that require extraction or have fallen out as a result of decay or damage. They are attached to your jawbone, making them a permanent solution that restores the function and appearance of your mouth and can last upwards of several decades.
If you are unhappy with aspects of your smile and you are considering a smile makeover, call Dentistry at Power Ranch today at 480-405-1300.