There are numerous factors that contribute to a confident, beautiful smile, including such things as the color of your teeth and their alignment. Your gums also play a critical role in your smile’s appearance. When your smile is less than perfect, your confidence may be greatly affected. At Winning Smile Dental Group, we can restore the beauty of your smile with a smile makeover.
Foods, beverages, smoking, and medications can all have a serious impact on your teeth, causing them to become discolored. Over the counter whitening products are usually only effective with minor surface stains, and don’t often provide the results you are seeking. At Winning Smile Dental Group, we provide both chairside whitenings and take home trays. Chairside whitening is completed in office and takes approximately an hour. A bleaching agent is applied to your teeth, and light used to enhance the effects. Your teeth are noticeably several shades whiter. Take home trays allow you to whiten on your own time. Custom trays are created from molds of your mouth, and we provide you with the bleaching agent. The trays are meant to be worn for 4 to 8 hours a day. The results become visible in about a week.
Bonding is a treatment used to fix minor dental imperfections. It uses a composite resin, which is made up of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. Composite resin can be used for a variety of different purposes. The material can be shaped and molded as needed to fix chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, teeth that are smaller than those around them, and even discoloration. Bonding is a quick procedure, completed in less than an hour, and completely pain-free.
Veneers are another option available for fixing minor dental imperfections. These cosmetic restorations are thin “shells” that cover the fronts of your affected teeth. At Winning Smile Dental Group, we use porcelain veneers. Porcelain matches the color of your natural teeth and mimics the light reflecting properties. They require a small amount of enamel to place them and take two visits to complete.
Dental crowns are designed to fix the more serious damage that compromises the integrity and the health of the affected teeth. They are “caps” that cover the entire visible part of a damaged tooth, providing strength and protection, and avoiding the need for an extraction. Ceramic crowns provide the best aesthetic results, with the material perfectly mimicking the color and light reflecting properties of your natural enamel. Crowns require that some of your enamel be removed (to ensure a natural fit) and take two visits to complete.
Misaligned teeth have long been fixed with metal braces. While they are effective, and still a popular option today, metal braces can be the source of embarrassment (particularly for older teens and adults). Clear aligners provide an alternative. Clear aligners are made from a hard plastic that works to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. Treatment consists of a series of aligners, which are removable. Because they are clear, no one will be able to tell that you are wearing them.
Dental implants are the latest option available for replacing missing teeth. Titanium rods are placed into your jaw, which provides support for your new teeth (as opposed to your teeth being supported on your gums or adjacent teeth). Even though implants require a surgical procedure, they provide significant benefits over other replacement options. One of the biggest benefits provided by implants is that they help to protect the strength of your jawbone.
If your smile is not what you would like it to be, a smile makeover may be able to help. Call Winning Smile Dental Group today to schedule your consultation.