A less-than-perfect smile can be quite distressing. Not only does it minimize the depth of your smile, but you may stop smiling altogether. No-one wants to feel hindered by their smile. For our Long Island cosmetic dentistry patients with cracked teeth, discolored teeth, uneven teeth, and a whole host of other problems, that is exactly what takes place. A “smile makeover” can be the perfect solution to imperfect teeth!
What Is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is a treatment plan consisting of one or more dental treatments designed to enhance your smile. A smile makeover is tailored to each individual patient, because no two people share the same goals or needs, and every smile is unique. The top five smile makeover treatments are dental implants, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, and teeth whitening. Whether choosing one treatment or a combination of treatments, our Long Island patients experience a boost in confidence after undergoing a smile makeover.
One of the most detrimental dental issues facing our patients is the loss of one or more teeth. Tooth loss negatively affects your daily life. Talking, chewing, and smiling can be difficult, and may lead to feelings of insecurity and lowered self-esteem. Dental implants provide a strong, long-lasting solution to tooth loss. A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw to replace the missing tooth’s natural root structure. Once the jawbone has encased the dental implant, the replacement tooth can be placed. Dental implants can support a dental bridge, dentures, and dental crowns.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Uneven teeth, discolored teeth, crooked teeth, worn-down teeth, and sensitive teeth are just some of the dental issues that can be corrected using porcelain veneers. For our patients wanting to completely change their smile while still achieving natural-looking results, porcelain veneers are a great option.
A dental crown is a “cap” placed over a tooth. The crown fully encompasses the visible surface of the tooth. Crowns can restore the shape and size of a tooth. A crown may be used to protect a weakened tooth, to hold a dental bridge in place, to top a dental implant, or to cover a misshaped or discolored tooth. With the many treatment techniques available when utilizing dental crowns, they are an ideal solution for many dental problems.
Amalgam fillings are unattractive. While amalgam fillings do have a function, they are aesthetically unpleasing. Tooth-colored fillings are stronger than amalgam fillings and require less of the damaged tooth to be removed. To the eye, the biggest advantage is how inconspicuous tooth-colored fillings appear. Because fillings can be seen when smiling and talking, many of our patients replace their amalgam fillings with tooth-colored fillings.
The most popular smile makeover treatment chosen by our patients is teeth whitening. One of the fastest ways to revitalize your smile is through teeth whitening. Teeth whitening provides fast and exquisite results that can last for years. Our Long Island teeth whitening patients are often amazed at how quickly they can achieve sparkling white smiles. During the teeth whitening treatment, our dentist applies a bleaching gel to the teeth (after protecting the gums). Using a special light, the gel is broken down; this allows the gel to penetrate the tooth enamel, thereby bleaching away the discolorations.
Contact Smiles on Broadway Dental Care Today
To learn more about the many treatments available to make over your smile, please contact Smiles on Broadway Dental Care today.