Getting a smile makeover can be uplifting, fun and a source of inspiration in life. Just look at all the publications that are dedicated to it! When imagining a fresh new look, changing cosmetics might be the first thing that comes to mind. But, the most transformative update for both men and women can be a sparkling smile.
Your smile is likely the first thing people notice about you. Studies have shown that there are many benefits of smiling including being perceived as younger, confident and more competent by others. Every time you smile, you also boost your own mood through the magic of brain chemistry. So, if you are hiding your smile due to missing, cracked, crooked or yellowing teeth, your dentist can help.
Getting a Smile Makeover
The first step in a smile makeover is consulting with your dentist. The dentist will create a treatment plan that fits your situation. Some of the dental makeover options are:
Teeth can yellow due to natural aging, food choices, or smoking. It’s trendy today to have white teeth, and while toothpastes promote their whitening ability, nothing whitens quite like the professional products used by the dentist. The dentist will use safe, effective whitening treatments which can last longer and cover all areas completely.
Many adults, even those who had braces as children, find that their teeth have shifted over time into a crooked smile. Recent product improvements have made adult braces and straighteners a popular option. Invisalign is a teeth straightening system which offers a clear plastic alternative to metal braces. Provided as part of a dental or orthodontic treatment plan, this system gets the straightening job done quickly and invisibly. Your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for successful use of this product, and if not, there are always traditional braces.
Dental implants and dentures
If you are missing teeth and hiding your smile, there are many options available for tooth replacement. These include dental implants, where a new tooth is attached to the jaw and functions like the original tooth. Dental implants may be a good option for people without bone loss in the jaw.
If there are multiple teeth needing replacement, a bridge or denture may help. Today’s dentures look and function naturally. They can restore your confident smile, and fill out cheeks that have sagged due to missing teeth. There are a variety of options depending on the condition of your jaw bone and other factors which your dentist will review. In addition to traditional removable dentures, there are implant secured dentures. These can provide greater stability as they attach to a few implanted teeth.
A great makeover might include your hair, makeup and clothing. It can also include your smile. Whitmore dental can help you plan your new look.
Contact us today for a consultation.