Why a Full Smile Makeover Could be Right for You
Do you feel like you have a lot of issues when it comes to the state of your teeth? If you’re missing teeth or suffer from discoloration, it can feel like you’re beyond help. But, that’s not true. With cosmetic dentistry, nearly any issue can be addressed. If you’re suffering with a multitude of issues, a full smile makeover may be right for you. A smile makeover consists of a variety of cosmetic dental procedures performed in succession in order to give you the smile you want. Here are some of those procedures.
Every dental procedure, even when talking about aesthetic ones, start with a thorough cleaning. Cleanings are important for your health, but they are also critical to the success of any cosmetic procedures that you opt for. That’s because a healthy mouth free of gum disease is the best kind to accept things like dental implants or other treatments that require the support of the bone and gums. Once your mouth is healthy and free of harmful plaque and visually unappealing tartar, you have a great base to work with as you begin your smile makeover.
Dental implants are certainly one of the most popular cosmetic procedures thanks to their ability to seamlessly complete your smile if there are gaps in it due to missing teeth. Having spaces in your smile due to missing teeth can be a real burden, and people often feel self-conscious about it. There is also a worry that artificial teeth won’t look natural enough. Dental implants look more or less identical to your real teeth. They are implanted right into the jawbone for a natural fit and the material used for the crown make it indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
Some people are better suited for, or prefer, the use of bridges. Bridges are good for replacing multiple missing teeth. Typically, getting a bridge set takes two visits. The first visit is for the teeth on either side of the gaps you’re trying to fill. They will be prepared to support the artificial teeth that will be installed via metal clip. This may include having crowns placed. An impression will be made of your mouth to create the artificial teeth that will be constructed to match your natural teeth. On the second visit, the crowns and bridge will be installed. A good bridge should last you up to a decade if well taken care of.
Veneers are a great way to fix a variety of cosmetic issues with one solution. Whether it’s cracked teeth or discolored teeth that won’t respond to other treatments, veneers are a great option. Veneers are a thin, natural looking shell applied to multiple teeth in order to make them more uniform and aesthetically pleasing. They can even fix crooked teeth to an extent if you aren’t interested in orthodontic care. Veneers can last for years with the proper care. Ask your dentist if veneers can fix your individual situation.
Teeth whitening is by far the most popular cosmetic procedure. Everyone wants whiter teeth and it’s the simplest part of a smile makeover. There are no surgeries or needing to experience recovery time. You just leave with whiter, nicer looking teeth. Many people complain about stained or yellow teeth. Sure, there are home kits you can buy at the drugstore. However, these aren’t as effective and can be misused. When you go to your dentist for a professional teeth whitening procedure, you know you’re getting it done right and safely. A white smile is usually the finishing touch of a full smile makeover.
Straightening your teeth often requires orthodontal care. This is at the end of the list as an option because many people don’t want to commit to getting orthodontal work done. Of course, one immediately thinks of the traditional metal wire braces that get worn for upwards of two years or so depending on the severity of your condition. Some people may also seek out clear braces that are removable trays. While not as obvious as metal braces, they do require more upkeep. Ultimately, the choice is yours if you want to speak to your dentist about pursuing teeth straightening orthodontal work.
Whether you have missing teeth, discolored teeth, or misalignments, cosmetic dentistry can be used to correct all of it. Many people have multiple issues that they are trying to correct. That’s why you should speak to your dentist about a full smile makeover. By combining multiple treatments, you can restore your smile to the way it was or obtain the smile you’ve always wanted. Book an appointment online with us today. Dr. Gharibian and the team at Dental Center of Redondo Beach are here to provide you with the care you need so you can feel great every time the world sees you smile.