Smile Makeover

A smile makeover can refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of the teeth and gums. The extent of the procedure depends on the individual needs of the patient. There are a number of treatments that can be performed during a smile makeover including teeth whitening, gum contouring, addressing gum disease and addressing teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or teeth that are unevenly spaced or missing. The overall goal of a smile makeover is to improve the aesthetic appearance of the teeth as well as the functionality and health of the teeth and gums.

A good candidate for a smile makeover is someone afraid to smile or show their teeth and overall appearance of the mouth to others. The ideal candidate is someone with teeth that are decaying, broken or misaligned as well as having gums that recede or are suffering from gum disease. The person should be in good oral health but still not happy with some aspects of their smile.

The cost of a smile makeover varies per patient so the treatment is individually tailored to the needs of the person. The cost also depends on the number of treatments that are performed, the skill level of the dentist and the area of the country where the smile makeover is performed. Overall, the cost is anywhere from $8000-$3000.

The results of a smile makeover can include better functionality, a more aesthetically appealing appearance to the smile and improved oral health. As long as the patient practices proper oral hygiene, the results of a smile makeover should be permanent.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

submitted on   Tue Jan, 26, 2016 by Kevin Brown, DDS     
A dental bridge uses a fixed prosthetic device to address missing teeth. The device is called a dental bridge because it bridges a gap between one or more missing teeth. The process uses the adjacent teeth to support the bridge/artificial teeth located in-between the natural teeth. The...