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Smile Makeovers – Not Only For Celebrities

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Your smile is your ultimate confidence booster. Whether you’re at work, out with friends, or catching a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, having a beautiful and healthy smile can brighten even the dullest days. Say goodbye to any insecurities about your smile and say hello to the world of cosmetic dentistry!

Smile makeovers are no longer just for celebrities; they are now accessible and affordable for anyone who desires a perfect smile. With a range of techniques available, cosmetic dentistry offers solutions for everyone. Let’s explore the most common smile makeover options:

Most Common Smile Makeovers – Teeth Whitening

Tooth discoloration is often a result of the over-consumption of stain-causing foods and beverages such as tea, coffee, and red wine. Discoloration can also occur from tobacco chewing, smoking, or poor oral care habits. Teeth can be whitened via two methods: in-office bleaching treatments and at-home whitening systems.

For the latter, a dentist can create custom-fit mouth trays for the patient to wear for a recommended duration where a whitening product will be daubed to ensure teeth contact. Although more convenient, the results of at-home whitening treatments are only noticeable after two to four weeks. On the other hand, in-office procedures, only necessitate one or several 1- to 2-hour sessions.

Understand that in order to prolong the benefits of teeth whitening, practicing good oral hygiene is vital. It is also important to avoid exposure to substances that are known to cause teeth discoloration.

#1 Veneers

Veneers are custom-fit shells usually made of porcelain and sometimes plastic. The purpose of veneers is to cover the lateral front of the teeth to modify its shape and/or color. With an extended usability period compared to bonding and a cheaper cost than crowns, veneers are a cost-effective cosmetic procedure.

#2 Bonding

Restore tooth structure and fill gaps using composite resins. This quick and effective procedure will leave you with a flawless smile. Dentists apply an etching compound followed by composite resins to encapsulate an exposed tooth root or fill small cavities.

#3 Crowns

Protect, restore, and enhance the appearance of your teeth with porcelain or metal crowns. Whether you need to strengthen a weak tooth or cover up discoloration, crowns are a durable and long-lasting solution.

With good oral hygiene and avoidance of hard foods, some crowns can last up to fifteen years. In some cases, crowns may even last a lifetime – perfect for a smile makeovers.

#4 Dental Implants

Compared to dentures and bridges, implants provide a long-term solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Removable dentures find support from the periodontal tissue, while bridges use the adjacent teeth as anchors.

#5 Bridges

Another method of replacing missing teeth involves cementing an artificial tooth via bridge placement. Bridges are made of porcelain, base metal alloys, gold, or a combination. A dentist will install bridges onto the patient’s existing teeth after a crown is prepared. Generally, the success of the procedure is dependent on the stability of its foundation.

Achieve the smile of your dreams with cosmetic dentistry. Say goodbye to insecurities and hello to a confident, beautiful smile that will brighten your everyday life.

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