Options to Redo Your Smile

SmileWhile there are several aspects of your appearance that you cannot change, a smile does not have to be one of them. The various cosmetic options available make it easier to redo your smile so that you can literally put a smile on your face.

Your smile is your most important fashion accessory, and your dentist can help you redo it, regardless of your age. Here's how the entire process works:

Smile Makeover Procedure

1. You book an appointment with your dentist who thoroughly examines your smile and notes down any issues that need to be addressed. He/she also asks you which changes you'd like to see.

2. Your dentist discusses the different cosmetic dentistry options, as well as the timeline for your smile makeover.

3. The dentist creates a treatment plan specifically for you.

4. Using digital imagery and digital smile previews, your dentist helps you see how your smile will look afterward.

5. After you are satisfied with the consultation and the final look, your dentist will start your treatment.

The option you and your dentist choose will depend on your oral health and the changes you'd like to see in your smile. Some of the most popular options for redoing your smile include:

Smile Makeover Options

1. Dental whitening

A normal toothbrush and toothpaste cannot remove stubborn stains that have accumulated on your teeth over the years. Unfortunately, stained teeth always appear dirty, even if you brush your teeth twice a day. The best option is to use teeth whitening products that contain hydrogen peroxide to make your teeth whiter and brighter.

2. Invisalign

Crooked teeth can be distracting, and they may make you afraid to show off your smile. If you did not get braces as a child, you can get Invisalign, or invisible braces, as an adult. These braces are a lot more comfortable than metal braces, and they are clear in color for aesthetic appeal.

3. Dental veneers

Dental veneers can give you a complete and thorough smile makeover. Porcelain veneers cover the flaws on your teeth, giving them an almost-perfect appearance. These are a versatile solution for various dental issues, including discoloration, cracks, chips, and misshapen teeth.

4. Dental implants

If one or more teeth are missing, dental implants can fill in the gaps for a beautiful smile. This is a permanent option that involves inserting titanium screws into the jawbone and placing a tooth-like crown on top of it. This is both a cosmetic and restorative procedure that improves your bite while enhancing your smile.

5. Dental crown

If you still have at least 50 percent of a tooth, a dental crown is a better option than dental implants. This is because dental crowns preserve the structure of your teeth while improving their appearance. This option is ideal for broken teeth and decayed teeth. This procedure involves bonding a crown to a tooth that is structurally weak or damaged using dental cement. A dental crown makes a damaged tooth strong while giving it the shape of a natural tooth.

Wrapping up

It has been said that you are never fully dressed until you wear a smile. If you are not proud of your teeth, you can redo your smile with the help of a qualified dentist. A bright and beautiful smile can improve your self-esteem and help you feel more confident around other people. Contact a dentist to find out more about redoing your smile.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with us, call (503) 248-1114. Our dental office is located in Portland. Call Rachel Cole DDS PC today.

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