A smile makeover is a series of cosmetic dental treatments that comprehensively improves your smile. It is used to correct multiple issues, including tooth discoloration, gaps, and chipped teeth. A smile makeover is customized to fit the specific needs and goals of the patient. Whether you want a whiter smile, straighter teeth, or a complete smile makeover, your smile makeover could be a combination of these procedures.
What Does a Smile Makeover Do?
A smile makeover can help patients achieve a beautiful smile by:
- Replacing missing teeth
- Restoring damaged or decayed teeth
- Whitening stained, discolored, or dull teeth
- Contouring misshapen gums
- Lengthening short teeth
- Aligning misaligned or crooked teeth
- Covering cracks or chips
Common Procedures Included in a Smile Makeover
There are several procedures that can be done to improve the appearance of your smile. Some of the most popular procedures include the following:
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that lightens the color of the teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is arguably the most requested cosmetic dental procedure because it can greatly improve how your teeth look in one treatment session.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are an excellent treatment option for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, misaligned, or unevenly spaced. The porcelain is resistant to staining, so your smile will stay bright and white for years to come.
Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of a tooth. This resin is applied and shaped to correct cracked, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth. Dental bonding is a quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive way to improve the appearance of your smile.
Tooth-colored fillings (also called composite fillings) are an alternative to traditional metal fillings. Made out of plastic and glass powder, they blend in seamlessly with your smile. Because these fillings can be closely matched to the color of your natural teeth, they are virtually invisible.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to support dental crowns. Dental implants are the most stable way to replace teeth because they don’t require surrounding teeth for support. However, they often require several visits to the Albuquerque dentist or oral surgeon to complete treatment.
The invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of invisible aligners to straighten teeth without brackets or wires. Patients will need to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks at a time. Each aligner will gradually move the teeth closer to their ideal positions. Patients will need to visit our office about once every six weeks so we can check on their progress.
To learn more about our dental procedures, call us at 505-797-1000 or visit our dental office located at 5900 Cubero Drive NE, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87109.