A smile makeover consists of one or more dental procedures meant to improve one's smile. Procedures used include dental veneers, Invisalign®, composite bonding, teeth whitening, and dental implants.
To ensure the best results possible we will take some factors into account, including the color, size and shape of your skin, face, hair, lips, gums, and teeth.
What can a Smile Makeover do for Me?
During your consultation with your cosmetic specialist at Integrated Dental, we will ask you to explain what you want changed in your smile. The following are some aspects to consider.
We can replace amalgam or silver dental fillings with natural, tooth-colored composite restorations. We also employ teeth whitening to enhance teeth that are dulled or stained. The shading and color of teeth are things we consider very carefully when we prepare for procedures for bonding, veneers, implants, bridges, and crowns.
By using veneers, Invisalign®, and other orthodontics, we can realign teeth that are overlapping, crooked, or that have gaps between them.
We can use cosmetic bonding to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, chipped, and uneven. It's also possible to re-contour a gummy smile to enhance its overall appearance.
If you have missing teeth, we can replace them by way of dental implants, partial dentures, and dental bridges. Missing teeth may increase your risk of tooth decay, decrease the appearance of your smile, and can prevent you from speaking, biting and eating properly.
Orthodontics, oral maxillofacial surgery, and other procedures within the category of smile makeovers can enhance the look of aging and unshapely faces. The methods we use to do this include gummy smile reduction, braces, crowns, veneers, cosmetic bonding, and teeth whitening.
How to Maintain the Results of the Treatment
To ensure your treatment lasts for years, take note of a few things. First, usea non-abrasive fluoride toothpastes and brush your teeth two to three times a day.
Flossing is very important. Floss your teeth every day to remove plaque and debris and prevent the growth of bacteria. Flossing also makes your dental restorations last longer and wards off tooth decay.
Avoid using mouthwashes that contain alcohol, as repeated bathing of your oral tissues with alcohol can increase the risk for oral cancer.
Are There any Foods and Drinks I should Avoid Following Restorations?
To prevent cavities, you should steer away from foods and beverages with excessive sugar. Also take care not to drink too much coffee, tea or soda, as these can stain your smile. Excessive alcohol can also damage your dental work.
If your dental work becomes damaged or lost, we'll need to take impressions, match shades and provide you with temporary restorations while we make new prosthetics.
Follow our instructions carefully, and come back for biannual dental check-ups so we can catch any abnormalities before they worsen.
For more information, please contact our office at (631) 659-5599.