What Is a Smile Makeover?

What Is a Smile Makeover?

[pullquote]When several procedures are performed to improve the look of your smile, this is referred to as a smile makeover.[/pullquote]If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, there might be several things a cosmetic dentist can do to give you the perfect look. Fortunately, in most cases some or all of these procedures can be performed together. When several procedures are performed to improve the look of your smile, this is referred to as a smile makeover. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry in Tulsa, here is some information to help you make that decision.

Deciding on a Smile Makeover

If you have several relatively minor problems with your teeth’s appearance, you might be a good candidate for a smile makeover. Your decision should start with a consultation with your cosmetic dentist to determine the best procedures to reach your goals.

Some issues that can be treated in a smile makeover include:

  • Stains or discoloration
  • Chips, cracks, or breaks
  • Slight misalignment
  • Small gaps between the teeth
  • Asymmetrically shaped teeth

These issues can be treated with relatively non-invasive cosmetic dentistry techniques that can be combined into a smile makeover. Instead of visiting the dentist multiple times, once for each procedure, your smile makeover can often be completed in one or two visits.

Procedures Often Included in a Smile Makeover

Most smile makeovers consist of a few different procedures. No smile makeover is alike, since the combination of procedures is chosen based on individual needs and goals. However, the procedures most commonly included in a smile makeover include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Composite fillings

Teeth whitening can make a dramatic difference in the look of your teeth. For severe staining that does not respond to whitening, dental veneers can provide an excellent solution. Veneers can also be used to treat chipped, cracked, or pitted teeth, or to help teeth look more symmetrical. Inlays and onlays are also a helpful procedure for asymmetrical or misshapen teeth. With composite fillings, the dark, discolored look of traditional amalgam is replaced with natural-looking, non-metal fillings.

To find out what combination of procedures might be best for your smile makeover, please contact the dental office of Dr. Mark Massaro today for a consultation.