Do you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and are embarrassed by your smile? Whether it’s dental trauma from an accident, years of neglect, or less than perfect genetics, a smile makeover can restore both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile.
For many patients, one of the top questions we hear regarding a smile makeover is “which procedures are involved?”
In this article, we’re going to shed some light on five of the most common dental procedures that are used in most smile makeover cases performed at Premier Dental Center. If you aren’t happy with your current smile, a combination of these cosmetic & restorative dental procedures can give you the smile that you’ve always wanted!
If you would like to see some before and after images of patients who’ve had cosmetic or restorative procedures performed at Premier Dental Center, click the link below to visit our smile gallery:
Veneers are a very popular cosmetic procedure, and for good reason. Veneers are a minimally-invasive procedure that can give you a perfect smile.
Veneers are a common procedure used during a smile makeover because they can provide a dramatic result without the need for invasive surgery. They are about the thickness of a contact lens, and are normally placed on the top teeth that are most visible when you smile.
If your top front teeth do not have much structural damage, and you are looking for a fast, reliable alternative to improving your smile, veneers may be a great procedure to include as part of your smile makeover.
It’s important to note that while veneers are not as invasive as many other procedures, it is an irreversible procedure because some of your front teeth may need to be shaved off to ensure the proper fit and appearance.
For patients that are missing several teeth, dental implants are a great alternative. Implants are titanium screws that are placed into your jawbone, acting as an artificial root for a dental crown or bridge.
Implants are not only an important component of restoring your smile from an aesthetic perspective, but can also help restore functionality that has been lost over the years. Dental implants are also a permanent solution that will last much longer than more temporary options like dentures.
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, take a look at the article below published on the American Academy of Periodontology website:
Crowns and or bridges
A crown or bridge is typically what is placed on top of a dental implant to restore the beauty of your smile and also enables you to chew again and enjoy the foods that you love. It’s the actual “tooth” that is considered the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to dental implant surgery.
If you’ve ever known someone that has had multiple teeth replaced, there is a good chance that the combination of implants and dental crowns or bridges were used.
For many patients considering a smile makeover, tooth crowding or gaps in teeth are problems that need to be addressed.
In the past, patients who were interested in tooth alignment or jaw correction were quite limited in their choices: primarily old-fashioned traditional metal braces.
As an adult, you probably don’t want to wear braces, as there is a certain social stigma attached to them.
Many adult patients who need orthodontic treatment turn to Invisalign, and while it can provide great results for some patients, it’s not without shortcomings and disappointment.
That’s why Dr. Nazarian developed Rapid Orthodontics, which is a unique accelerated protocol that normally provides better results for patients seeking orthodontic treatment. Instead of having to wear braces or aligners for 18 months or more, Rapid Orthodontics from Premier Dental Center can give you the same benefit in about six months.
To learn more about Rapid Orthodontics, visit this page.
While patients getting smile makeovers are normally concerned with the shape of their teeth, there are quite a few patients who are not pleased with the look of their gums.
Specifically, some of our patients who’ve received smile makeovers in the past feel that their gums sit either too high or too low in relation to their teeth.
Gum contouring is a service that can reshape your gums, giving the correct tooth to gum ratio you are looking for. To see a picture of a patient who has recently undergone the gum contouring procedure, click the link below:
Don’t let your smile hold you back…
Dr. Nazarian and the team at Premier Dental Center want you to know that your smile shouldn’t hold you back. If you’ve struggled with self-confidence and image issues due to your smile, now is the time to take action.
At Premier Dental Center we offer smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction consultations at our practice in Troy, MI. If you live in or around the areas of West Bloomfield, Lake Orion, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights, Warren, Oxford, Shelby Township, Washington Township or other surrounding cities give our office a call today to schedule your smile makeover consultation!