A smile makeover refers to a combination of two or more cosmetic dental treatments designed to improve the appearance of your smile. It can include whitening, straightening, bonding, reshaping, and more. Your teeth should be healthy and free from decay and gum disease before undergoing any cosmetic dentistry procedures. It's also important to have realistic expectations about what can be achieved through a smile makeover. During your consultation, your dentist will review your treatment plan with you and answer any questions you may have. They can also help you decide which treatments are right for you and what results you can expect.
Your smile makeover may include porcelain veneers to cover a range of cosmetic imperfections like chips, cracks, gaps, and stains. Each veneer is custom-crafted from the highest quality porcelain to seamlessly match the shade and shape of your surrounding teeth. They are bonded to the fronts of your teeth over the course of several appointments. After treatment, you can enjoy a beautiful, bright smile for many years to come.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. They are also used to cover dental implants. Getting a crown requires two appointments. At the first appointment, the dentist will take an impression of the tooth and send it to the dental lab, where it will be custom-made just for you. Before you leave the office, a temporary crown will be placed on your tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready. At the second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent one will be cemented into place. Your dentist will check to make sure the temporary crown fits and that the bite is accurate before cementing the permanent one in place.
One of the most popular options, teeth whitening, is a treatment that removes stains and discoloration from your teeth for a brighter smile. Many patients choose professional whitening treatments over drugstore brands because they are safer and more effective. Dental offices are well-equipped to treat patients with more sensitive issues and provide customized treatments for faster results. For example, your dentist may provide you with a custom mouthpiece to protect against irritation caused by tooth movement while you sleep. Or, if you are unable to fit a whitening tray into your schedule, your dentist may offer an in-office treatment to brighten your smile in just one appointment.
One of the most common types of smile makeover treatments is dental bonding because it is minimally invasive and still creates dramatic improvements in the aesthetics of your smile. This treatment can be used to improve the appearance of chipped or cracked teeth, as well as discoloration and stains that have left your teeth looking yellowed or dulled. A tooth-colored resin material is matched to the natural color of your teeth and then applied to the surface of your tooth. The resin is then hardened with a curing light. Once in place, the bonded material can be smoothed and polished so that it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
To learn more, you can get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us, and we'll guide you further. Call (516) 336-4902 to book an appointment at our Hicksville office and (516) 756-0111 for the Farmingdale office.