Smile Makeover in Swanton, OH
Not to be confused with full mouth reconstruction, smile makeover is an elective treatment that aims to improve the appearance of the teeth and gums. Combining two or more cosmetic procedures, smile makeover can transform a dull or otherwise unattractive smile into the attractive smile you’ve been dreaming of.
The success of a smile makeover is highly dependent on the dentist who performs the treatment. At Dental Health Associates, our talented and skilled cosmetic dentists have years of experience creating beautiful and natural-looking results with smile makeover. If you are self-conscious or embarrassed by more than one aspect of your smile, we invite you to learn more about your smile makeover options with us.
Am I a Candidate for Smile Makeover?
You may be a suitable candidate for a smile makeover if you:
- Are embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth and gums and believe improving your smile will boost your self-esteem and confidence
- Are constantly avoiding smiling, laughing or speaking in public or in pictures due to the state of your mouth
- Are in good general health
- Do not have gum disease or other dental issues
- Have realistic expectations of your smile makeover (i.e., you expect improvement but not perfection)
In order to undergo a smile makeover, you must have good oral health. Any dental problems detected (e.g., cavities, tooth decay, gum disease) will need to be addressed before you can move forward with a smile makeover.
What a Smile Makeover Addresses
A smile makeover can be performed to address any of the following:
- Small cracks or chips
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Damaged or worn out teeth
- Minor crookedness or misalignment issues
- Small gaps or spaces in between your teeth
- Unevenly shaped or sized teeth
- Prominent gums (i.e., “gummy smile”)
Our smile makeover in Swanton is an individualized treatment. During your consultation we will evaluate your teeth and gums, and ask you to point out what aspects of your smile you wish to improve. We will use a variety of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment planning tools, such as 3D imaging, X-rays, impressions and advanced computer software, to carefully plan your treatment.
A smile makeover is typically performed over the course of several appointments. Depending on your specific cosmetic concerns and goals, your smile makeover treatment may include:
Tooth-colored fillings to improve the shape, size or color of a tooth. Tooth-colored fillings can also be used to replace old metal fillings for a more natural-looking smile.
Dental bonding, which involves applying a composite resin material to conceal small chips, cracks, gaps or stains. Dental bonding can also be used to improve the shape and size of teeth for a more uniform smile.
Porcelain veneers, which are thin shells that slip over the front of teeth to mask chips, cracks, discoloration and stains. They can also be used to improve the shape and size of teeth. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to match the surrounding teeth for a seamless look.
Dental crowns to restore a normal appearance to chipped, cracked or misshapen teeth. Made of porcelain or similar material, dental crowns are fabricated to match the translucent quality of tooth enamel.
Teeth whitening to lighten stained or discolored teeth. Dental Health Associates offers custom-made take-home whitening trays so you can whiten your teeth in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Treatment typically takes several weeks to achieve the desired shade of white.
Invisalign/ClearCorrect to gradually shift teeth to a straight and uniform position. Invisalign/ClearCorrect uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are virtually unnoticeable when in place. This modern orthodontic system is used only to treat mild misalignment issues.
Gum recontouring to treat a “gummy smile.” By reshaping the gums, we can create a more balanced smile.
To learn more about your smile makeover options, please schedule a consultation with Dental Health Associates today.