A smile makeover is a process of using one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. It can dramatically transform the appearance of your teeth and gums, as well as your dental health. With a personalized combination of restorative and cosmetic dental procedures, a smile makeover can fix stained or discoloured teeth, short, worn or chipped teeth, crooked or misaligned teeth, and gaps between teeth.
Having nice teeth can have a positive impact on your confidence. A healthy smile can give us greater confidence, as well as influence our social lives, careers, and relationships.
Some common cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants, dental crowns, teeth shaping, tooth bonding, and orthodontic treatment. Here’s a little information on each:
Teeth Whitening – is often an efficient, safe, and effective choice for brightening your smile. The most common causes of discolorations are aging, consumption of staining substances (coffee, tea, tobacco), trauma, old restorations, and nerve damage. There are different whitening systems in the market that can be applied in the dental chair or in the comfort of your own home. At JD Dental Care we will recommend the ideal one for you after a full examination, diagnosis, and clean to reduce the potential risk of complications and achieve the best results.
Dental Veneers – are thin, custom-made shells that dentists can place on the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. They can be used to treat cosmetic concerns like chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth. Dental veneers are often made from porcelain and are permanently bonded to your teeth. Porcelain veneers are a strong, thin cap that our experienced dentists can place on the teeth. To attach them, the dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth before placing them.
Tooth Bonding – also known as dental bonding, is a cosmetic dental procedure where our dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to one or more of your teeth to repair damage or improve appearance. It’s a cost-effective solution because it’s considerably less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures, such as dental crowns and porcelain veneers. Tooth bonding can fix a defect or imperfection within a tooth, repair a decayed, cracked, or discolored tooth. This procedure can also close small gaps between teeth.
Teeth Shaping – also known as tooth reshaping, dental contouring, or odontoplasty, is a cosmetic dentistry technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel (the outer covering of the tooth) in order to change the shape, length, or surface of one or more teeth. It is a convenient, low-cost cosmetic dentistry procedure for fixing a tooth that’s chipped, uneven, misaligned, or cracked.
Dental Crowns – is a tooth-shaped cap that restores a decayed, broken, weak or worn-down tooth. We also use crowns to cover dental implants and root canal-treated teeth. Made from a variety of materials, including metal, resin, and porcelain, crowns last many years with proper care and good oral hygiene.
Orthodontic Treatment – is a way of straightening or moving teeth to improve their appearance and function. It can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth. Orthodontic treatment can be used to correct dental crowding, straighten teeth, correct bite problems, reduce the chance of damage to prominent teeth, and improve the appearance of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth.
Dental Implants – are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. They are a popular tooth replacement option after tooth loss or extraction. There are many advantages to dental implants, including improved appearance, speech, comfort, self-esteem, and oral health. They also make eating easier and are durable, with many lasting a lifetime.
Do you think a smile makeover with any of the cosmetic treatment options at JD Dental Care could be what you’re looking for? If so, we can sit down with you for a consultation and put together a tailored treatment plan for you to consider.