A smile makeover is not one single dental treatment. It is a series of treatments that are all designed to improve a patient’s appearance and smile. A qualified dentist in South Loop may suggest porcelain veneers, bonding, implants, teeth whitening or more.
What does the dentist consider?
When deciding what procedures to undertake, the dentist will consider the patient’s facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, and (of course) their teeth. Smile makeovers are customized to suit the needs of specific patients.
The dentist will spend time discussing the likes and dislikes of the patient. There are certain aspects of a patient’s smile and appearance that the dentist will discuss. The dentist will offer suggestions of what procedures will be most beneficial.
* Tooth color: Old amalgam fillings can be removed and replaced with tooth colored resin giving those teeth a more natural look. Teeth whitening is a common procedure that can quickly improve the color or stained teeth. The color of patient’s teeth is actually an important consideration, because the dentist knows what looks best based on the patient’s skin tones and hair color. Cosmetic dentists are quite skilled at choosing the optimum balance between a bright white smile and a natural look.
* Alignment: If the patient’s teeth have unnaturally wide gaps between them or the teeth are misaligned and crooked they can be straightened with braces or Invisalign aligners. If the problem is not severe the dentist can use porcelain veneers which are fitted to the fronts of teeth.
* Missing teeth: Nothing detracts from one’s appearance more than missing teeth. Not only that, but it can be difficult to eat and speak properly. It used to be that the only solution for missing teeth was to wear a partial denture or a bridge. Today, the dentist can implant one or more teeth which look and feel perfectly natural.
* Chips and cracks: Over time, many people will find that the leading edges of their teeth get small chips and the surface layer cracks. These problems can be fixed by cosmetic bonding.
A cosmetic dentist in South Loop will work closely with the patient, developing a plan that is designed expressly to achieve the results that the patient wants from the smile makeover. The treatment plan will start with tooth restoration and then the focus will be on cosmetics. The dentist has numerous treatments available which include crowns, orthodontic procedures and gum reduction.
If you are unhappy with the condition of your teeth you may be a candidate for a smile makeover. If you are looking for a dentist in South Loop that can improve your smile and enhance your appearance, you are welcome to make an appointment with the Art of Modern Dentistry.