If you have multiple issues with the beauty and function of your smile, then you may need more than one procedure to improve your oral health and esthetics. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will explain how we use a smile makeover to improve the smile by combining multiple cosmetic treatment options.
Do You Need One?
Do you have uneven teeth, as well as discoloration or problems with the shape of your teeth? If you have more than one esthetic issue, then you could definitely benefit from a makeover. We will combine multiple cosmetic procedures, and sometimes some restorative ones as well, to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile in only a few visits, sometimes as little as one or two. To start, we will carefully examine your smile with digital technology, so we can pinpoint the cause of your esthetic issues and assess overall severity. From there, we create your personalized treatment plan and proceed with improving the health of your teeth and gums!
Whitening Your Teeth
If you have stained teeth, we could perform an optimal office treatment with a special gel and light before ensuring you home with a set of custom trays and a bleaching gel. Wearing the gel-filled trays each day will then enable our team to break up and remove stains, brightening teeth by up to eight shades in as little as one to two weeks. If you have permanent stains, the kind that form beneath the enamel and may not respond to whitening treatments, we could mask them with bonding or veneers.
Reshaping Your Smile
Speaking of bonding and veneers, we can also reshape damaged or malformed teeth too. Bonding uses composite resin, a metal-free material we tint to blend with the tooth, to report damage or reshape the tooth. Porcelain veneers are thin restorations that instantly change the appearance of the front and sides of the teeth, and could even act as instant orthodontics, correcting the appearance of minor alignment issues. If you have an uneven gum line or show too much gum when you smile, we could use laser technology to trim away the excess tissues and reshape the gum line in one visit.
Custom Crowns and More
If you have decay or infection, we could repair the teeth with a metal-free filling or a custom-made crown!
Our clear aligners provide a metal-free option for correcting misalignment too!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT SMILE MAKEOVERS?
We would like to help you maintain your best possible smile, and address multiple esthetic issues in as little as one or two visits. For more information improving the appearance of your smile, or to schedule your appointment with our Des Moines, IA team, contact Gateway Dental Group by calling 515-244-9565 today.