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Smile Makeover

A smile makeover is a treatment plan that can improve a smile by addressing several cosmetic issues at the same time. There is a wide degree of customization when it comes to smile makeovers. Most plans involve the use of two or more cosmetic or restorative procedures and may include treatments to repair teeth, fill gaps, and replace teeth. Many smile makeover patients also have restorative procedures that correct dental damage for a healthier smile. To address your dental issues and achieve a complete smile makeover, visit River Tree Dental & Implants today. 

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Who is a candidate for a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a perfect option for anyone who wants to improve the look of their teeth and gums. The smile makeover process combines several cosmetic treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile. 

Who can benefit from a smile makeover?

Smile makeovers are a particularly good option for people who have multiple issues with their teeth. For example, a patient who suffers from tooth decay, crooked teeth, and old dental work may be interested in a smile makeover.

What are the major procedures involved in a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a treatment plan combining multiple cosmetic treatments to improve the entire smile. 

The procedures may include:

Dental bonding: Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure in which a tooth-colored resin filling is placed on a tooth to hide several dental imperfections. Tooth bonding is recommended for minor repairs to teeth. It can be used to fix small chips in teeth, fill small cavities, or make teeth look longer. It can also be used to change the color or shape of a tooth. The tooth is prepared by removing any decay and shaping it, and then bonding is applied. The resin is then hardened using a special light, and the bonding procedure is complete.

Dental veneers: Dental veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the fronts of your teeth. They can cover up many dental flaws, including chips, cracks, gaps, and worn-down teeth. Veneers are also well-suited for covering discoloration and reversing the effects of tetracycline and fluoride stains. 

Teeth whitening: Teeth whitening, or bleaching, is one of the most common procedures requested by patients. Patients have multiple options for whitening, from over-the-counter products to in-office treatments to professional-grade trays. However, professional teeth whitening procedures are safer, fast, and more effective and can brighten one's teeth up to eight shades.

Crowns and bridges: Dental crowns are typically used to cover a severely damaged or decayed tooth. Dental crowns, sometimes called "caps," are tooth-shaped dental restorations that cover the entire tooth to protect it from further damage or decay. Since dental crowns cover the entire tooth, they are the most durable option and can last decades. Bridges are used to fill gaps in the mouth by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is a permanent restoration that consists of two crowns that sit on either side of the gap. A false tooth, or pontic, fills the gap and is anchored to the crowns on either side.

Dental implants: Dental implants are a great option for patients who are missing one or multiple teeth. They can also be used to hold a removable denture in place. The implant itself is a titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone. The implant needs time to fuse with the bone, which can take a few months. Once it has fused with the bone, an abutment and a crown can be added.

What types of issues can a smile makeover fix?

A smile makeover can address a wide variety of issues, including:

Stained or damaged teeth

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

How can I tell if a smile makeover is right for me?

If your teeth are not straight, or if you have multiple cosmetic issues such as cracks, stains, gaps, or crookedness, a smile makeover may be able to give you the smile you've always wanted. A smile makeover can improve your appearance, but you should also view it as an investment in your oral health. If your teeth are crooked, misaligned, or overlapping, it can be more difficult to practice proper oral hygiene. For example, if your teeth are crooked, it may be more difficult to floss between them, and this may be one reason that your gums bleed when you brush. A smile makeover can correct the alignment of your teeth, making it easier to brush and floss.

Will insurance cover my smile makeover?

Most dental insurance plans will cover some aspects of a smile makeover. We'd be happy to discuss your specific plan to help you better understand your coverage. If your cosmetic treatments are not covered by insurance, you can pay for them out of pocket. We offer a number of financial options to make smile makeovers affordable for you.

How long does it take to recover after a smile makeover?

Your dentist will talk to you about the "downtime" after a smile makeover. It varies from patient to patient and between procedures, but most patients take a few days off from work.

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Start Your Journey To The Perfect Smile Today

A smile makeover is the combination of procedures and treatments used to achieve a complete smile makeover. To address your dental issues and have your dream smile with our smile makeover treatments, call us at (817)-924-0506 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2800 S Hulen St Ste 205, Fort Worth, TX 76109.

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