According to a survey completed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a beautiful smile makes a person seem more successful, smarter, happier, and friendlier. That alone is life-changing! Imagine the impact that could have on a person’s career and love life. In another survey, 45 percent of the participants stated that a smile is the most attractive feature a person can have.
If you are someone who has a gapped, crooked, stained, or damaged smile, a smile makeover can certainly change your life for the better. The first goal of a cosmetic dentist is to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy, then the smile overhaul can begin!
Dentists recommend smile makeovers for patients who require a combination of cosmetic and/or restorative dental treatments to achieve their desired smile.
First, the patient shows the dentist pictures of his or her ideal smile or talks about the things he wishes to change about his smile. Then, the dentist will recommend a plan that will achieve that goal. Once both parties agree on the treatments and cost, the process can begin!
Here are some of the most popular and effective smile makeover options:
Dental bonding, which involves using a composite resin material, repairs chips and cracks, fills cavities, and can also be used instead of dental veneers.
The composite resin is a budget-friendly, durable, and long-lasting material. Many patients prefer this material when it comes to filling in cavities because it matches the color of their natural teeth. Dentists may recommend composite veneers to patients who have a smaller budget but still want to transform the color, shape, or length of their teeth.
Patients who want to brighten their smiles without waiting months for their at-home treatments to work should consider professional teeth whitening. At most dentist’s offices, whitening procedures take less than an hour to brighten teeth up to eight shades.
Whitening procedures only work for patients who have extrinsic dental stains, not intrinsic. Click here for a special offer for our new patients!
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that cover the front surfaces of a person’s teeth to cover a variety of imperfections, including:
Severe cases of gaps and misalignment may require traditional braces or Invisalign.
Receding gums and excess gum tissue make teeth appear too long or too short. Gum contouring solves both issues. At our office, we use modern and minimally invasive techniques that ensure patients have a comfortable experience and quick recovery. These techniques include laser dentistry and the pinhole surgical technique.
Orthodontic treatment is a great start to any smile makeover. For patients with crooked, gapped, and crowded teeth, traditional metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign® clear aligners are effective options that improve the appearance and health of your teeth.
The face and lips are essential to a beautiful smile. Some cosmetic dentists offer facial injections and dermal fillers to smooth fine lines and improve facial contours that simply accentuate the beautiful smile you and your dentist have created!
The first step toward achieving a beautiful smile is choosing an experienced cosmetic dentist. Dr. Abbey Lee at Smiles for Grant Park has the background, compassion, and talent that it takes to create your ideal smile. To learn more about our practice, or to schedule an initial consultation, call (404) 328-7177 today.