Cosmetic Dentistry

Should You Consider a Full Smile Makeover?

Sep 13 • 2 minute read

When we have confidence in our smile, we can express ourselves genuinely and openly. We all deserve a smile we can be proud to show off. Many people need a little help from their dentist, and even those born with perfect teeth are susceptible to the effects of discoloration and damage over time.

While deciding whether or not to invest in the future of your smile may not be simple, understanding the components and benefits of a customizable smile makeover can help.

Full Smile Makeovers

Dental makeovers can restore your smile and boost your confidence. Some of the treatments and procedures that can be performed within a full cosmetic smile makeover include:

Teeth Whitening: Professional whitening can brighten your smile by many shades.  While it is an excellent stand-alone treatment, whitening can also be used before the application of veneers or crowns for a uniformly bright smile. Teeth whitening produces the best results on extrinsic stains. Deep intrinsic discoloration is best treated with veneers.

Porcelain Veneers: These prosthetics are thin shells of porcelain that are applied on the front of prepared teeth and are permanent. Veneers are effective at treating a variety of aesthetic concerns including chipped, cracked, mildly misaligned, or deeply stained teeth. They can also reshape and resize a tooth for a more uniform appearance.

Porcelain Crowns: When teeth become more extensively damaged or have large cavities, a crown is used to cover the entire surface of the treated tooth, encapsulating it with a strong, precise replication of your previously healthy tooth.

Tooth-Colored Fillings: Amalgam fillings can detract from a beautiful smile and many people seek to replace their older metal fillings. This tooth-colored composite material blends in with your teeth, instead of standing out.

For More Than Just Cosmetic Dentistry

Before beginning any cosmetic treatment, your dentist should evaluate your overall oral health, and be sure to address any existing areas of concern. If you have dental issues that need to be corrected such as missing or misaligned teeth, there are additional steps that can be taken to achieve the desired aesthetics. Braces, including Invisalign® clear aligners, for straightening your teeth, and implant supported crowns, bridges, and dentures for missing teeth, provide both function and beauty for your smile.

Complete Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Services in South Los Angeles.

Dr. William Faulkner provides these comprehensive dental services in South Los Angeles and offers a wide range of options to choose from for your full smile makeover. If you want a healthy, and long lasting beautiful smile, call Crenshaw-Slauson Family Dental for a consultation today.

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