Having a smile makeover from an experienced dentist is a great way to improve your self-confidence. If you’ve neglected dental care over the years, your dental health will start to suffer. To feel great about your smile, you should visit a dentist who understands how to provide an assortment of corrective and cosmetic services. You must have a complete examination with medical images to determine what treatments are necessary to create a beautiful and unique smile that looks perfect with your facial features.
What Are the Different Types of Dental Cosmetic Procedures?
The first step in your smile makeover process is to have your dentist exam your teeth and mouth, and collect x-rays. This will give an initial evaluation of your oral health and allow your dentist to see if you have any serious dental issues that need to be addressed. If you have problems such as gingivitis or tooth decay, then you must have these problems treated before having a cosmetic smile makeover. After your mouth is healthy, you are ready for an assortment of cosmetic procedures to create an attractive smile. Today, there are several ways to change your smile, so discuss your concerns and options with our dentist. Here are some of the cosmetic treatments available for your teeth below.
Cosmetic Dental Option 1: Color-Matching Fillings
If you have old metallic fillings, then Dr. Rigby can remove the fillings and replace them with color-matching resins. This cosmetic improvement can make a big difference in the way that your smile looks when you are talking to others. Modern color-matching fillings are beautiful and durable, helping to improve your confidence.
Cosmetic Dental Option 2: Veneers for Your Front Teeth
When the teeth toward the front of your mouth are cracked, chipped or misshapen, Dr. Rigby can make customized dental veneers. A dental veneer is a thin cover that fits precisely over a tooth to cover its front surface. Veneers are made from color-matching porcelain or composite materials, and the restorations are attached to teeth with a waterproof resin.
Cosmetic Dental Option 3: A Teeth-Whitening Procedure
Our teeth can become yellow or stained with age, food and drink choices, tobacco products, or a variety of other factors. Dr. Rigby is able to remove these stains from your teeth with an in-office whitening procedure. This cosmetic procedure requires only an hour to complete, and it involves protecting your gums and soft tissues before applying a strong hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth. The hydrogen peroxide will clear away stains, helping your teeth to look bright and white.
Cosmetic Dental Option 4: Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
If you have missing teeth, a great option to permanently solve that issue is with dental implants. This involves Dr. Rigby inserting titanium posts into the bones in your gums and screwing a crown onto it. This process can take longer than dentures or bridges, but the result is a natural-looking, fully functional solution to your missing teeth.
A Combination of Cosmetic Treatments
In most cases, a smile makeover includes several cosmetic procedures, and you may need to have multiple appointments to have a fresh new smile that will improve your confidence and ability to chew, speak and eat properly.