Smile MakeoverVisalia, CA
Issues that affect a smile
If you have been thinking about getting a smile makeover, now could be the right time to get serious about it. Our dental office offers several options to help you achieve the look you have been dreaming about. If you have been confused about what treatments are available to help with your condition, it is important to understand the various methods and how they work. Whether you have crooked teeth, missing teeth, broken teeth or discolored teeth, you may prefer to hide your smile. Now, you can revive it by visiting with our dentist and choosing a solution that makes sense.
It can be miserable going through life with an appearance you do not like. This can cause anxiety and embarrassment when you meet people. Noticeable cosmetic flaws can make it difficult to speak or eat, especially in front of other people. You do not have to let these conditions plague you forever. Our dentist has the training, knowledge and tactics to repair your teeth and help you enjoy your smile.
Call us today and make an appointment so you can finally do something about your mouth and teeth.
Many people develop concerns with their teeth over time. Some patients may even be born with oral abnormalities and conditions. Some issues come about due to poor oral health practices such as lack of proper brushing and flossing. Neglecting these habits can lead to damaged teeth or even tooth loss. Consuming certain foods and beverages can also cause one’s teeth to become yellow or brown. Another common problem occurs when an accident or injury breaks or dislodges teeth. All of these cosmetic concerns may present difficulties, but there are ways to address them.
Dental crowns are an important treatment that dentist use in a few different situations. Crowns may be used instead of fillings if the patient has a large cavity that composite resin fillings cannot effectively treat. A dentist may also use a crown after doing a root canal to protect the structure of a person’s tooth. This method is also a common choice to repair cracked, chipped or broken teeth. Usually made of porcelain or ceramic, the crown is cemented over the top of the natural tooth and matches its color. The crown can keep the tooth from becoming further decayed and preserves its function.
For some people, a smile makeover begins and ends with whiter teeth. Stains can appear on teeth due to poor brushing habits or from years of eating sugary foods or drinking beverages such as coffee or red wine. It can be difficult to remove the stains through regular toothpaste. However, many dentists offer in-office or take-home treatments that gradually improve a tooth’s color shade. The dentist will apply a peroxide gel on the person’s teeth in two or three applications. Or, the dentist may send the patient home with mouthguard-like trays filled with peroxide, which the patient will wear overnight for the next several weeks.
When there is not enough room in a person’s mouth for emerging teeth, the orthodontist may recommend braces. These metal wires and brackets put constant pressure on the teeth, forcing them to move into the desired location. The orthodontist will make adjustments to the braces every few weeks as the teeth shift. Most patients will wear the devices for about two years. This is an effective solution for misaligned teeth as well as for crossbites, overbites, underbites or gapped teeth.
When teeth are so badly decayed or infected that it is impossible for the dentist to save them even with root canals or crowns, it may be necessary to pull them out. A mouth with no teeth can be an embarrassing and painful situation for a person. Fortunately, dentures can restore the ability to eat and speak normally. This is also a common method to help the person feel better about smiling and be around other people in social settings. Dentures consist of a gum-colored acrylic base with fixed false teeth, made of metal and covered in plastic. A laboratory technician will customize a set of dentures to fit over the person’s gums.
A bridge is a popular method to revive a person’s smile when the patient is missing one or a few teeth. A bridge uses existing teeth as supports for implanted crowns, which replace missing teeth. This is a multi-step process that starts with the dentist taking X-rays and making an impression of the person’s mouth. While waiting for a lab technician to make the bridge, the dentist will put a temporary one in the patient’s mouth. The permanent bridge will be cemented into place. Only the dentist should remove it.
Implants for a smile makeover
Titanium implants are a durable option to replace any number of missing teeth. With implants, a patient can once again enjoy a regular diet and a full smile. This surgical procedure requires that patients have healthy gums and a healthy jaw. The dentist will cut open the gum and place the implant deep into the bone. Next, posts will go into the implants. After months of healing, the patient will return to the dentist’s office where false teeth will attach to the posts.
A new smile can do wonders for a person. This can help a patient feel more at ease around others. These treatments allow the person to chew more effectively and even converse better. The dentist can help people attain the oral health they have been looking for.
Visit our dentist
Whether you have moderately stained teeth, a bad overbite or severely decayed teeth, there is a solution for you. Braces, crowns, teeth whitening, dentures, bridges and implants all have their place as a way to restore your smile. Call our office today and make an appointment with our dentist. Share your goals and concerns so you can start down the path of having the appearance you desire. Soon, others can see your beautiful smile like never before.
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