If you are unhappy with how your teeth look, then you might want to consider a full smile makeover. This procedure utilizes two or more cosmetic treatments to address different areas of imperfection. You will start by receiving a full assessment so the dentist can first treat any oral health issues. Then a customized plan is devised so dental treatments are done in an order that optimizes their effectiveness and gives you a new and improved smile.
Enhance your Smile with Tooth Whitening and Bonding
Often, a full smile makeover begins with a professional tooth whitening treatment. One in-office treatment can lighten teeth by several shades, or custom whitening trays can be designed so you brighten your teeth in the convenience of your own home. The professional strength gel is safe for tooth enamel, and it is an excellent preliminary treatment to subsequent cosmetic treatments. Cosmetic enhancements are matched to the existing shade of dentition, so lightening them to their optimal color first is beneficial.
Tooth bonding with the use of composite resin is an excellent way to address discoloration and other irregularities like chips and cracks. This pliable substance can be easily sculpted onto teeth to conceal many inconsistencies. It is matched to surrounding dentition and bonds seamlessly for a treatment that adds noticeable appeal to your smile. Some people replace older, silver-colored fillings with this substance to improve their smile by concealing dental work.
Porcelain Veneers and Crowns for Dramatic Transformations
Another way to enhance the beauty of your smile is with porcelain veneers. Veneers provide a dramatic transformation to teeth because they can simultaneously address several dental imperfections, such as:
- Asymmetry of teeth
- Undersized teeth
- Chipped and Cracked Teeth
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells that are affixed onto the front of the most visible six to eight teeth in a smile. They shine with the luminosity of natural enamel and they are very durable. They are also designed to enhance your facial structure and natural skin tone.
Porcelain crowns are another treatment that provides a dramatic enhancement to teeth. These encase teeth, protecting them and preserving their function. Patients can provide input on the design of their crowns, giving their preferences of shade and shape for a smile that reflect their personality. Crowns look and feel very natural and when cared for properly, they can last a lifetime.
Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants or Fixed Bridges
For people with gaps in their smiles due to missing teeth, there are a couple of options available:
Dental implant restorations use a post implanted into the jaw. Then a crown is attached to the post for a comprehensive and realistic solution to tooth loss. Patients are thrilled with the natural look and feel of their implant supported crowns.
Fixed bridges utilize pontic crowns that are cemented onto adjacent teeth. The adjacent teeth are first fortified with crowns so the entire row of teeth match and blend in with surrounding dentition. A bridge is a durable and beautiful treatment option that restores function.
Dr. Martina Reynolds in Manhattan for Full Smile Makeovers
If you would like to learn more about ways you can add beauty to your smile give the dental office of Dr. Martina Reynolds a call today! She is located at Central Park West and serves people in Midtown and all of Manhattan. A Full Smile Makeover can rejuvenate your smile, improve your lifestyle, and give you more confidence.