Cosmetic dentistry is constantly improving. Treatments are becoming more beautiful, durable, and better for your oral health. One of the most common trends in cosmetic dentistry is the smile makeover. Smile makeovers have the power to transform a yellow, crooked, misshapen, or gapped smile into a beaming Hollywood smile.
Smile Makeovers are divided into multiple treatments, and each smile makeover treatment is tailored for the individual patient. For instance, if you’re struggling with your yellow teeth, but they are properly shaped, then we might recommend teeth whitening.
However, if your teeth could use a little more TLC, we might recommend veneers, which have the power to transform the color and shape of your smile. Keep reading to learn about common treatments used in smile makeovers, and how they can benefit your smile.
Transforming Your Smile with Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is the easiest, most popular, and most instantly gratifying smile makeover treatment. With teeth whitening, you are able to see results immediately. Almost every patient is eligible for teeth whitening since the color of teeth tends to fade over time, even in younger people. The most common candidates for teeth whitening are patients that fall into the following parameters:
- Patients that drink a lot of red wine, tea, coffee, cola, and other staining beverages
- Patients with poor dental hygiene
- Patients who use yellowing antibiotics
For a true Smile Makeover, we will often combine teeth whitening with another treatment, like Invisalign or other restorative treatments, depending on your unique situation. If you are missing teeth, we would combine your tooth whitening treatment with dental implants.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants or Bridges
Missing teeth can affect your appearance. Not only by leaving gaps in your smile, but missing teeth can also make your face appear hollowed out, lead to premature wrinkles, and make it harder to chew and speak properly. One of the most popular and effective restorative treatments for tooth loss is dental implants. In some cases, we might recommend a dental bridge for restoring gaps in your smile. By replacing missing teeth, you will be restoring the function and aesthetics of your smile.
Restoring Chipped Teeth with Veneers
Chipped teeth from decay or trauma can cause a lot of pain and negatively impact the shape of your smile. The most aesthetically pleasing way to improve chipped teeth is with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers cover the tooth that needs to be treated and looks just like a real tooth.
Your porcelain veneer will be created to match the color and shape of your smile. Porcelain veneers are also a good restorative option for patients suffering from tooth discoloration that cannot be treated with teeth whitening. Patients whose teeth are discolored from the drug tetracycline or excessive exposure to fluoride benefit from porcelain veneers. Because you can choose the color of your porcelain veneers, you can make them as white as you’d like, or you can choose a more natural hue.
Correcting Misaligned or Gapped Teeth
If your teeth are exceptionally crooked or gapped, we might recommend orthodontic treatments before reshaping your teeth with porcelain veneers. Typically, we recommend Invisalign for our patients, because it is a discreet way to correct misaligned bites. Invisalign is also better for your overall oral health.
Since it is removable, you can take your Invisalign aligners out to brush and floss your teeth without being compromised with brackets and wires. Not to mention, you take your Invisalign aligners out when eating, so you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces and causing unnecessary decay.
Choose PGA Dentistry for Your Smile Makeover
Are you ready to feel more confident about your smile and improve your quality of life? At PGA Dentistry, we will help you choose the best treatment options for your smile. Call us today to set up a free consultation for a smile makeover.