Have you ever heard of a smile makeover? Simply put, this term refers to the use of multiple cosmetic and restorative treatment options to help transform a smile’s appearance. In today’s blog, your Gladstone, MO, dentist will discuss how we approach the process and help people obtain stunning new smiles!
Preparing for Your Makeover
To start, we will sit down with you to discuss your smile goals and hopes. Next, we take a detailed 3D scan of your mouth and facial structure with advanced technology. We can then plan treatment with greater precision and accuracy with this clear picture of your current oral health and smile structure. We next create a personalized treatment plan, combining treatments to help address your esthetic issues and improve the overall beauty and function of your smile.
If you have stains on your smile, then you may benefit from professional teeth whitening, which can break up stains and offer more substantial results that last much longer than those obtained with over-the-counter systems. If you have permanent teeth stains, which form beneath the enamel and may be difficult to remove, we may mask them with a combination of dental bonding and porcelain veneers, brightening your smile in as little as one visit in some cases.
Sometimes a tooth may be naturally misshapen, or could be overly pointed or suffer from cracks and chips. Teeth grinding could also wear them down and make them appear small. With cosmetic restorations, we can improve the beauty of these teeth and also repair the structure, which limits the risk of decay and infection in the process. Dental bonding uses the same composite resin we employ for our lifelike tooth-colored fillings to reshape teeth in one visit. With contouring, we remove a small amount of structure to correct imperfections in the tooth surface in one sitting. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain we can use to instantly lengthen and reshape a tooth, offering lifelike repair, as porcelain not only mimics the translucent appearance of tooth enamel, but can be shaded to match the color of the teeth.
What if you have dental misalignment? Instead of providing braces to correct the issue, we may instead opt for clear aligners. The Invisalign® systems employs a series of aligners created from a clear and comfortable plastic material. Worn daily, these aligners gradually and carefully reposition the teeth to improve smile beauty. In as little as one year, many see optimal results. If you have any questions about our smile makeovers, then contact our team today to learn more!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dental Care?
We would love to help patients enjoy brighter and more attractive smiles with our array of unique cosmetic treatment options. To learn more about our smile makeovers, then schedule a consultation by calling Bailey Dental Care in Gladstone, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.