Combining two or more cosmetic services to address dental imperfections is considered a full smile makeover. If you have more than one concern about your smile, a cosmetic dentist can create an effective treatment plan to address your individual needs efficiently.
Several options are available to improve the look of your 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, teeth whitening can brighten smiles by several shades.
- Porcelain Veneers – For teeth with chips, small cracks or gaps, mild misalignment, and permanent discoloration, veneers conceal these flaws beautifully.
- 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.
Aesthetics and Function
Dental implants replace missing teeth from the root up and are considered a healthy and superior restoration solution. Using implants as the foundation for restorations like crowns and bridges, offer the most stable bite and dental function while providing stimulation of the underlying bone. Without stimulation, the area of the jaw under the missing tooth can become atrophied.
Examples of a Full Smile Makeover
An example of a full smile makeover could be a patient who has damaged teeth with some that can be treated with veneers, and others that need a full crown or replacement with a bridge or dental implant.
Another example is a patient with one chipped tooth and discoloration throughout. 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 typical case like this would be to whiten the teeth to the desired shade, then shade match one veneer to use for the chipped tooth.
To Learn More, Call Palmer and O’Brien Family Dentistry in Shreveport, LA
Our Shreveport 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 a chips and discoloration, or a more complex case like missing teeth and large cavities, Palmer and O’Brien Family Dentistry can help you achieve a smile you’ll be proud to show off!