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Is It Time for a Smile Makeover?

Change your hair, get a new look! 

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Change your smile, get a new look?

Yes! Changing your smile can give you a whole new look – plus improved confidence and more. So if you’re even considering a smile makeover to achieve an updated and beautiful smile, keep reading. 

Many People Don’t Like Their Smiles

How many people don’t love their smile? It’s hard to say precisely how many, but a 2019 New York Times article reported that more than half of Americans said they felt insecure about their teeth. So what makes people feel insecure about their smiles? 

Things like:

  • crooked or crowded teeth
  • gaps between the teeth
  • unevenly spaced teeth
  • missing teeth
  • too much gum showing when smiling
  • gummy smile
  • chipped or broken teeth
  • stained or discolored teeth
  • overly large or small teeth
  • asymmetrical teeth
  • misaligned teeth

If any of these describe you, it may be time for a change in appearance. A smile makeover could help correct these issues and change how you feel about your smile. 

What Is a Smile Makeover? 

A smile makeover is a process of changing aspects of your mouth to improve how it looks. It’s usually done using cosmetic dentistry techniques such as veneers, crowns and/or dental implants. A dentist will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that considers any existing problems in your bite, gum health and other factors. The goal is to have a beautiful, attractive smile that makes you happy and confident in your appearance. 

Why Should I Have My Teeth Fixed? 

Your teeth are important because they help you eat, speak and chew properly. They also say a lot about you. If your teeth are damaged, discolored or missing, your smile may convey things to other people that you don’t want to say, such as you’re unhealthy or you don’t take care of your teeth. 

The Importance of Checkups 

It’s not uncommon for someone to feel self-conscious when smiling at others. This feeling comes from having crooked teeth, gaps between their teeth, unevenly spaced teeth, or stained or yellowed teeth. These issues can be caused by tooth decay, trauma or genetics. 

When these conditions aren’t treated early on, they can lead to serious oral health complications later in life. That’s why it’s so important to visit our office regularly for checkups and cleanings and to talk about the cosmetic dental options we offer to improve the appearance of your smile. 

What Procedures Make Up a Smile Makeover? 

There are many different procedures involved in a smile makeover, including:

  • Veneers/dental crowns
  • Dental implants 
  • Gum contour surgery
  • Teeth whitening
  • Orthodontics

How Do I Know a Smile Makeover Is Right for Me?

The best way to know if a smile makeover would benefit you is to schedule a consultation appointment with us. We’ll discuss all aspects of your situation, including what kind of results you’d like to see, whether there are any underlying causes of your current condition and which treatments might be right for you. 

In the meantime, ask yourself these questions:

Am I happy with my smile?
Are my teeth as white as I want them to be?
Am I satisfied with the spacing of my teeth? 
Am I confident when smiling for pictures or in social settings?

If you’ve answered no to any of these questions, it’s a good chance that you’d benefit from a smile makeover. 

A Smile That’s Both Healthy and Beautiful

We don’t just focus on the appearance of your smile; we care about the health of your smile as well. This means that before we begin any cosmetic work to improve the appearance of your smile, we ensure your smile is healthy, too. 

Why do we focus on the health of your smile before its appearance? Because if underlying oral and dental health situations need to be addressed, covering them up with cosmetic restorations doesn’t make them go away.

For example, if you want porcelain veneers to update your smile, we need to address any areas of decay before you apply veneers. 

Teeth whitening to treat discoloration won’t improve the health of damaged teeth or other dental concerns.

If your teeth are crooked or crowded, they could impact your jaw health over time, leaving you at risk of developing painful jaw conditions known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. So adding a crown or other dental restoration could mean a more significant impact on your bite, which means greater chances of even more jaw problems. It also means dental restoration could fail. 

These examples are just some of the reasons we want to ensure that you have a healthy oral foundation before we work on correcting aesthetic issues with cosmetic treatment. 

Are you ready to talk about a new smile? Call us now to schedule a consultation or to talk about your smile makeover treatment plan!