Most people welcome spring as the season when the days become longer, the weather turns warmer, and we can start to enjoy more time outside after a long, cold winter. Spring is, in fact, a time of rebirth and rejuvenation – not just for plants, but for people as well. If you’re looking forward to a little rejuvenation for yourself, consider a smile makeover!
What Is a Smile Makeover?
Just as the name implies, a smile makeover consists of an individualized plan created by your dentist to give you the most attractive smile possible. This plan typically includes several dental services, both restorative and cosmetic, that will leave you in excellent oral health and enjoying a beautiful “made over” smile!
The exact procedures included in a smile makeover depend on the current oral health of the patient and what needs to be done to improve the appearance of his or her smile. If you have stained teeth, for example, teeth whitening or dental veneers might be part of your makeover plan. If you suffer from gum disease or tooth decay, your makeover plan will include procedures that will restore you to good oral health before beginning any type of cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance of your smile. So your smile makeover will be specifically developed to address your oral health and how best to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Here are just a few examples of dental services that might be included in a smile makeover:
- Teeth whitening – One of the easiest and quickest ways to improve the appearance of your smile is by whitening your teeth. Professional whitening services performed by your dentist produce stunning results in just a single treatment!
- Porcelain veneers – This cosmetic procedure is an excellent way to repair minor damage to teeth, including stains, minor cracks, chips, and gaps in between teeth. Veneers consist of an extremely thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the tooth surface. This material protects the natural tooth and typically lasts for several years.
- Tooth-colored fillings – If you have cavities that need to be filled, tooth-colored fillings are an excellent way to not only resolve the decay problem, but improve the appearance of the tooth.
- Dental implants – If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist may recommend dental implants as part of your smile makeover plan. Implants consist of a metal rod that is inserted into the jawbone. Over a period of months, the rod fuses to the bone, creating an artificial tooth root. Your dentist will then affix a porcelain crown to the top of the implant. The result in a tooth replacement that looks and functions exactly like a natural tooth!
For more information about smile makeovers, schedule an appointment with your dentist today. Spring is a great time to get started on your beautiful new smile!