Combining two or more cosmetic services to address dental imperfections is considered a full smile makeover. For those who have more than one concern about their smile, a cosmetic dentist can develop an effective treatment plan to address meet their unique needs.
Many options exist to improve the look of one’s smile. Some of the common treatments involved in a full smile makeover include the following:
- Professional Teeth Whitening – For teeth that have become stained over the years, professional whitening can brighten smiles by several shades.
- Porcelain Veneers – For teeth with chips, small cracks, mild misalignment, and permanent discoloration, veneers conceal these flaws to reveal a bright and uniform smile.
- Crowns – For teeth that have been damaged due to injury or decay; a shade-matched crown covers and replicates the entire visible surface of the tooth for renewed aesthetics, protection and strength.
- Bridges – For teeth that are missing, bridges utilize adjacent healthy teeth as anchors for support, with the replacement tooth secured between two crowns.
An example of a full smile makeover is a patient with one chipped tooth and discoloration. While all the teeth could have veneers applied, this is not economical unless the stains are permanent. The most cost-effective way to approach a case like this would be to whiten the teeth to the desired shade, then shade match one veneer to use for the chipped tooth.
Another example is a damaged smile where some of the teeth can be treated with veneers, while others may need a full crown, replacement with a bridge, or dental implant.
Aesthetics and Function
Dental implants replace missing teeth from the root up and are not considered a cosmetic treatment. Using implants as the foundation for restorations like crowns and bridges, offer the most stable bite and optimal dental function while providing stimulation for the underlying bone. Without stimulation, the area of the jaw under the missing tooth can become atrophied.
Call Middletown Family Dental to Learn More
Our Middletown, NJ dental office offers several solutions to improve our patients’ smiles. Our state-of-the-art dental practice is equipped with the latest technology to provide a comfortable and successful dental experience.
Whether you have minor concerns such as chips and discoloration or need more complex care for missing teeth or large cavities, Middletown Family Dental can help you achieve a confident smile.