Smile Makeover in Nicholasville
A cosmetic procedure, smile makeovers are any number of procedures developed to improve the appearance of your smile. These procedures can include tooth implants, whitening techniques, veneers and bonding (composite). Patients that request a smile makeover do so because they would like to improve their appearance, not because it is medically necessary.
We will meet with you to discuss some of the issues that you have with your mouth and provide feedback on what changes are realistic and their associated cost. After this meeting, you can decide which services will have the most benefit.
Some of the problems that a smile makeover can address are the color of your teeth, crooked or overlapping teeth, any number of missing teeth, cracking or chips and decay. In addition, lips and cheeks can be filled out to improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Popular requests of our Nicholasville dentist office include tooth lengthening (which can create a youthful look), size of the teeth (correcting proportion) and improving tooth texture and character. Any crowns applied will not need to be replaced for 10 to 15 years. Other procedures may need regular upkeep every few years or after a period of 5 years.Common Smile Makeover Problems in Nicholasville:
Replacing Missing TeethWithin a cosmetic smile makeover you can have a dental implant, a dental bridge or a partial denture. You needn’t worry about the tooth/teeth looking odd next to your natural teeth, as the same color can be achieved as well as made to measure fitting.
Straightening your TeethGaps in your teeth, crooked teeth or overlapped teeth – all easy to correct with discreet methods, and at any age. If you wish to have your natural teeth straightened an Invisalign brace can be used. It is a clear covering of the teeth that will re-align them much like a normal brace. A faster solution to this problem is maybe to have veneers fitted.
Chipped TeethTeeth can be easily chipped. Treatments will vary slightly depending on the extent of the damage caused to your tooth, but there are many treatments available. The most common solutions to this type of damage to teeth are; a veneer, a crown or cosmetic bonding.
Stained TeethIf you feel your teeth are discolored, which is unfortunately a very natural occurrence from the food and drink we consume, there are various whitening techniques available. There are home kits for this purpose, but you should again consult your dentist to ensure you will not be causing any more damage to your teeth. Equally, veneers can be fitted to create a dazzlingly white smile.
Unsightly FillingsYou may have had metal fillings in the past which you feel are unsightly should you laugh or smile. Thus, these can be changed to white fillings, which will match your natural tooth color and make the fillings almost invisible but still work as effectively.
Common Smile Makeover Problems in Nicholasville:
Porcelain Veneers in NicholasvilleThese are custom made porcelain shells for your teeth that are paper-thin. They can be made from other materials, but the most popular of them is porcelain. As they are custom made they can cover any gaps, unevenness, crookedness or chips in your teeth.
Nicholasville Dental ImplantsThese are normally a good idea if you have lost teeth or have severely damaged teeth. The implants will include metal rods, which will imitate the lost root and keep your new tooth in a fixed position.
Nicholasville BracesModern braces are comfortable to wear and are often made of a transparent material, so that they are not unsightly and many people will not notice you are wearing the brace. Braces work by progressively straightening your teeth. They are sometimes used alongside porcelain veneers.
Teeth Whitening in NicholasvilleThis is one of the most popular smile makeover treatments. Normally, the at home products do not contain high levels of peroxide which bleaches the teeth, but there can be some products that could severely damage your teeth and gums and you should always consult your dentist over recommended at-home kits. Equally, your dentist could conduct a scale and polish and then whiten your teeth in-house. This can significantly change the coloring of your teeth should you have stained/dark/yellow teeth. Some dentist whitening systems use laser procedures to whiten teeth.
Cosmetic Bonding in NicholasvilleThis involves covering the tooth in a material which is very similar to the tooth color but is used to improve your natural tooth’s exterior appearance. However, it can also replace any bits of your teeth that you may have lost; for example, if you have chipped or damaged your tooth.