Smile Makeover Overview
Smile Makeover: An Overview
It may surprise some to learn that a smile makeover can be as simple as some tooth whitening or the use of some porcelain veneers. However, not all smile makeovers are as simple as that. At Rockville Dental Arts in Rockville, MD, Dr. Norkiewicz and Dr. Deckard offer our patients the option for a complete smile makeover that can be done quickly or even take months to complete.
Using some of the best cosmetic dentistry and restorative techniques, our smile makeover treatments tend to include a range of procedures that are selected to improve the appearance, but also the function, of the smile. It does often surprise some patients to learn that seeking a smile makeover will lead them to a more functional smile, but when you consider the treatments used, it makes it easier to understand:
- Dental implants – Missing teeth may be unsightly, but when the roots and crown are removed, it can allow the surrounding teeth to shift. This can cause the bite to be misaligned, and this easily leads to uneven wear, head or jaw pain, broken or chipped teeth and more. Additionally, dental implants improve the overall quality of life. You can eat and speak like normal, and no longer dread showing others your teeth with an unattractive gap or two revealed.
- Veneers – A very commonly used form of cosmetic dentistry, veneers are durable and attractive shells that are bonded to the teeth. They are used for patients who may have cracked, chipped or discolored teeth, but they also help to create a near instant smile makeover for some. This is because they are custom made to match the colors and shapes of the patient’s teeth. Some patients find they need just one or two, and some use a full set to create a makeover.
- Whitening – It is astonishing what an advanced whitening treatment can do for a patient in need of a smile makeover. At times, just lightening the teeth to a more attractive and healthy color improves the smile substantially. For some, the whitening is the finishing touch after weeks or months of other remedies.
In addition to these three commonly used treatments, our patients also discuss other options that can include tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns as well.
If you have questions about a smile makeover, give us a call at our Rockville, MD office at (301) 424-2030. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.