Discolorations are a major cause of dissatisfaction when it comes to people’s smiles. Teeth bleaching procedures can remove years of stains and discolorations while white or composite fillings can be used to replace silver or amalgam fillings. Intrinsic stains, or stains that are caused by medications, damage or excessive fluoride, may not be able to be removed by traditional whitening methods. Dental veneers may be used to cover these types of stains. Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the fronts of teeth to hide stains or other imperfections and create a nicely shaped, evenly colored smile that is strong and stain-resistant.
Another common reason some may seek cosmetic dental procedures is misaligned teeth or spacing issues. Teeth that are crooked, gapped, crowded or otherwise misaligned may be considered unattractive and they can contribute to dental health issues. A smile makeover can help improve your dental health and the aesthetics of your smile. Traditional orthodontics or Invisalign, clear plastic aligners, may be used to straighten your teeth and improve alignment. In some cases, dental veneers may also be used to create the appearance of alignment.
If you are missing teeth, a smile makeover may also include tooth restoration procedures. The missing teeth not only affect the appearance of your smile but also the health of your smile. Without tooth replacement procedures, your remaining teeth are at an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease and drift. You may be able to choose dental implants, which are the most advanced and healthiest options, or dental bridges or dentures.
Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Assili, and our implant and restorative dentist, Dr. Elyson, will work closely together and with you to create a customized treatment plan designed to address your concerns and improve the aesthetics, function and health of your mouth.