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Common Smile Makeover Procedures

By Clint Newman on August 21, 2018

Two friends smiling outdoorsIf you have problems with the appearance of your smile, one of the best ways to fix these issues is a smile makeover. This combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures can make a major difference, effectively making your smile look brand new.

The team at our Nashville, TN dental practice would like to consider some of the most common procedures performed during a smile makeover. This will give you and idea of what a smile makeover can achieve.

Teeth Whitening

If you have teeth that are discolored or stained, teeth whitening is an excellent option to brighten your smile. Thanks to in-office bleaching, extrinsic stains can be brightened by several shades, helping your smile look pristine. Multiple whitening sessions can be planned for major cases of tooth discoloration.

Dental Bonding

For chips, cracks, and stains that do not respond to whitening, dental bonding is your best option. This tooth-colored dental resin helps coat the flaws from view, making your smile look undamaged and free from discoloration in the process. Dental bonding materials are durable, which means few worries about biting and chewing.

Porcelain Veneers

For major aesthetic flaws affecting your front teeth, porcelain veneers may be just what you need. These thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain are fixed to the fronts of the teeth, masking dental imperfections from view. Porcelain veneers are ideal for chipped teeth, cracked teeth, major stains, tooth gaps, asymmetrical smiles, and even slightly crooked teeth.

Gum Contouring

If you have problems with the prominence of your gums, a dentist can address these issues with gum contouring. Gum contouring helps make gummy smiles look better overall, and allow you to reduce self-consciousness you may feel about the nature of your smile.

Dental Restorations for Decay and Fractures

Tooth decay and fractures can turn a great-looking smile into a smile you’re not eager to show off. For these cases, tooth-colored restorations may be used to help rebuild the damaged tooth structure and restore smile aesthetics. Fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns can repair damaged teeth and give you something to smile about again.

Tooth Replacement Options

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, they can negatively impact the overall look of your smile. Thankfully there are many options for tooth replacement to consider. For people missing a tooth or a few teeth, a dental bridge may be ideal. For major tooth loss, dentures might be the most effective option. It is also possible to place dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that can support various dental appliances.

Orthodontics

When you have teeth that are crooked, that can have a major impact on the overall quality of your smile. That’s why orthodontics is part of the smile makeover process. By using carefully applied pressure on the teeth, a dentist can enhance overall alignment. This is sometimes a starting point for smile makeovers given the way it can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile.

Combining Treatments to Enhance Your Smile

In order to achieve the best results with a smile makeover, it’s important to determine the right combinations of procedures and when they should be performed. During the consultation process, we can go over the different procedures you may require and help develop a treatment plan just for you.

Learn More About Smile Makeover Treatment

For more information about smile makeover treatments and how they can benefit you, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. We look forward to meeting you in person and discussing these matters in greater detail.

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