If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile because your front teeth are discolored and chipped, cracked, worn, or damaged, you may feel uncomfortable smiling either in person or for pictures. If you are tired of always having to stifle your smiles, a smile makeover can help improve the appearance of your smile, and there are three levels of smile makeover people commonly request.
The quick and easy smile makeover is designed to give you a significant improvement in the appearance of your smile in just one visit. Dental bonding can be used to repair minor chips and cracks in your teeth, and teeth whitening is used to whiten your teeth. Whitening with KöR bleaching takes time to see full results but doesn’t require follow-up visits. Minor gaps in your smile can also be repaired. Your smile will be whiter and straighter, and this smile makeover comes in at a significant bargain over other smile makeovers.
The downside is that the results do not last very long. You’ll have to do your maintenance to keep your teeth white, and the dental bonding is expected to last 3-5 years.
To get really long-lasting results from a smile makeover, we recommend porcelain veneers. These thin facades of advanced ceramic give your teeth an entirely new front, so they can look at any level of whiteness you desire. Significant chipping and tooth gaps can be eliminated. The results are very long-lasting, 10-15 years with proper care.
The limitation of this type of smile makeover is that it can’t be used if your front teeth have significant decay or structural weakness. You also can’t get this type of smile makeover if you have bite problems, such as TMJ and bruxism that can contribute to excessive wear on your teeth.
If your front teeth have been damaged by decay or excessive bite forces, we need to do a smile makeover that’s as structural as it is attractive. Dental crowns are used to provide strength to your damaged teeth, and they can also protect against future decay. We will also want to examine the cause of your original tooth damage and treat it to avoid future wear.
This type of smile makeover can be expensive and may take a long time to get right. But when it is done, it will be done right and can last a long time, providing not just a beautiful smile, but a healthy one as well.