A healthy smile is key to an individual’s confidence. Most people believe that the quality of their smile can affect their life both personally and professionally. If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look or would like to transform your appearance with a bright new smile, a smile makeover is a brilliant option for you.
Depending on the condition of your teeth, your dentist will suggest one or more procedures as part of your smile makeover. You may also be shown ‘before and after’ pictures of other patients to give you an idea of what treatment outcomes to expect. Some of the most commonly done smile makeover procedures include:
Sometimes all that is keeping a person from the perfect smile are minor imperfections like spacing, chipped, or discolored teeth. Such problems can be fixed with dental composite, also known dental bonding material – a tooth-colored resin that can be sculpted to any shape. It can fix minor deformities or damage to the tooth, which is then cured to a hardened state with the help of an LED or UV curing light. To fix discoloration, it can simply be applied as a very thin layer on the surface of the tooth and then cured to cover up the staining.
We are all familiar with the dazzling ‘Hollywood smile,’ a set of pearly-white perfectly-shaped teeth that transform a person’s appearance with just a smile. Made popular by celebrities, the Hollywood smile is now achievable by all with the help of dental veneers. Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that can be bonded to the front surface of your teeth and enhance the natural beauty of your smile. They can be used to cover up deformities like worn down or chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, severely discolored teeth, or if you simply want an aesthetically perfect smile.
If your teeth are severely damaged or there is a requirement for major dental restorations, getting a dental crown is a convenient option. The dental crown covers the entire tooth and offers support to the tooth in addition to an improved appearance. It is also stronger than veneers and lasts longer with good oral care.
Professional teeth whitening through a procedure known as bleaching is one of the most commonly practiced smile makeover techniques. If you are happy with the way your teeth look but would simply like to brighten up your smile or get rid of old stains, teeth bleaching is a simple and relatively cheaper way to do so. Your dentist may perform the bleaching in-office or fabricate a customized bleaching-tray for you that allows you to do the procedure yourself at home.
Cost of a Smile Makeover
The prices you pay for your smile makeover can vary considerably depending on the duration of your treatment, your dental insurance coverage, and the type of makeover plan customized for you by your dentist. If your dentist identifies any underlying oral health issues that may need to be addressed before your treatment, the duration and cost of your treatment will naturally go up.
The cost of most restorative procedures in dentistry is covered in part by dental insurances, but as the number of treatments goes up, you may end up paying more. Get in touch with our expert staff at Minneapolis Dental to know more about the best treatment plans for you.