Smile Makeover Serving Cincinnati, OH
For many patients, achieving and maintaining a beautiful smile is the primary role of dentistry. Superb oral health is great, and certainly no one wants to live with the pain of decaying or impacted teeth, but what we most want from visits the family dentist is to be able to flash a sparkling smile with confidence.
What is a Smile Makeover Composed of?
The many procedures of smile makeover are focused on this same goal. Most of these techniques would be classified as cosmetic dentistry, but often restorative methods are also needed to renovate our teeth and gums and renew our smile.
Teeth whitening is among the most popular elements of smile makeover. Despite the proliferation of drug store whitening products, it is still true that the most effective and long-lasting whitening can only be found at the dental office. Professional products contain higher concentrations of the active ingredient in many teeth whitening gels, hydrogen peroxide or sometimes carbamide peroxide. Plus, customized trays created by your dentist and focused in-office whitening technologies generate results that are far more impressive than over-the-counter options.
Achieving a smile that not only looks good but also feels good is another important goal of smile makeover. Deep cleaning can reverse gum disease that causes unpleasant side effects, such as bleeding gums and sensitivity. Treating gum disease also lowers your risk for other significant threats to your smile, especially the chance you could lose one or more teeth as bacteria accumulates under the gum line and begins to destroy root and bone.
Restorative Dental Procedures
Restorative techniques include veneers to cover imperfections and discoloration, add symmetry and balance to your beautifully arrayed teeth, and even narrow minor gaps between them. The most popular variety of veneers are made of porcelain, a material that perfectly mimics the look and feel of your natural teeth. Composite veneers are a less expensive option, as well as dental bonding, during which your dentist applies a composite material to one or more teeth and sculpts it like putty.
Invisalign can straighten teeth in months, rather than years, with the use of a series of clear plastic mouth inserts that gradually move crooked teeth into alignment. Bridges and implants are options to consider when replacing missing teeth, avoiding what most patients consider the least attractive kind of smile makeover: dentures.
How the Smile Makeover Process Works
Smile makeover is a creative process, and a rewarding one for patient and dentist alike. Here, talent beyond surgical skill is required to achieve the most satisfying results. Dr. Pearce begins each smile makeover with the goal of creating an unforgettable masterpiece.
He also begins the process with a detailed exam and extensive conversations with patients. This ensures he will fully understand your vision for a dream smile, as well as your expectations for cost, benefits and how quickly you can reach your goals. He’s excited to share with you the latest technologies and techniques as well — new procedures that can shorten the time, magnify the comfort and dramatically enhance the results of your smile makeover.
To learn more about smile makeover, schedule an appointment with experienced southwestern Ohio dentist Dr. Troy Pearce by contacting our Cincinnati office today.