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Top Tips for a Stunning Smile Makeover

A smile is one of the first things most people notice about someone upon meeting them. One sure way to make your smile all the more memorable is to undergo a smile makeover. This collection of customized cosmetic dentistry procedures is designed to dramatically improve and transform the appearance of teeth that may be discolored, chipped, cracked, crowded, missing, or worn. The result is a dazzling smile that will wow others and may provide you the confidence you need to take on the world. The highly skilled cosmetic dentists at Dallas Laser Dentistry in Dallas, TX, have created a list of the top procedures that they may utilize as part of a smile makeover.

Teeth Cleaning

There simply is no substitute for the health benefits afforded through regularly scheduled teeth cleanings performed by a registered hygienist. Along with daily brushing and flossing, this routine maintenance can help prevent cavities by removing plaque that accumulates on the teeth, as well as gum disease which is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Dental cleanings are effective for removing surface stains before they become internal stains, and provide an opportunity for teeth to be polished, which can result in a brighter, whiter smile. During these appointments, you may ask your dentist about any cosmetic dental procedures in which you are interested in learning more.

Teeth Whitening

One of the easiest and most effective ways to amp up the wattage of your smile, professional teeth whitening is an extremely popular, highly customizable procedure. A wide variety of foods and beverages, including coffee and red wine, can stain teeth. Similarly, the use of certain medications may darken and dull tooth enamel. Also called teeth bleaching, this procedure can provide remarkable results. As part of laser teeth whitening treatments at Dallas Laser Dentistry, a special whitening gel is applied to teeth individually before being activated by light emitted from a powerful diode laser. This laser whitening process can make teeth up to 10 shades lighter during a typical hour-long, in-office procedure.

White Composite Tooth Fillings

There are several reasons why it is a good idea to replace aged silver amalgam fillings with more natural-looking composite fillings as part of a smile makeover. These fillings generally lend an unhealthy grey appearance to the mouth. A much more attractive alternative for patients, white composite fillings are extremely versatile in their ability to correct dental and aesthetic issues. Because they can be made to closely match your tooth’s natural color, they can be difficult to spot visually.

Porcelain Veneers by DaVinci Labs of Hollywood

Teeth that are stained, cracked, gapped and misaligned can be greatly improved by the placement of porcelain veneers, which effectively camouflage a variety of dental issues. These thin, tooth-colored covers are bonded to the fronts of one or more teeth to straighten and brighten the smile. Once it is determined that a patient is a good candidate for porcelain veneers and decides to proceed, the dentist prepares the tooth for the veneer by removing a small amount of enamel from the front of your natural tooth - the same thickness of the veneer. Then a 3-D digital laser impression of the teeth will be made. That file, along with other photos, is sent to the artisans at DaVinci Labs in Hollywood, who create the smiles your favorite movie stars show to everyone. They fabricate the most lifelike veneers customized to your individual smile and send the finished product to the cosmetic dentists at Dallas Laser Dentistry to permanently place, just as they have the last 20 years. Durable and long-lasting, DaVinci porcelain veneers are favored for their ability to closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth, while optimizing the colors, opacity, and sparkle to give you a smile that’s contagious.

Porcelain Crowns and Dental Implants

When teeth are weakened as a result of fractures, decay, cracks or decay, porcelain crowns are custom designed to fit over the natural tooth as a way to reinforce and strengthen it. Sharing the same durability and natural-looking appearance as porcelain veneers, crowns also play an important role in cosmetic dentistry, particularly during smile makeovers, and are also a part of the dental implant process to replace a missing tooth. Implants are comprised of metal posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone beneath the gums. They serve as the stable structure that is needed to support an artificial tooth, such as a porcelain crown, that is placed over the top of the post to help restore functionality as well as an aesthetically pleasing appearance to the mouth. Regular brushing and flossing are required to keep porcelain crowns looking their best and performing properly.

Invisalign Orthodontics

Orthodontic devices can be an important tool in the smile makeover process. Misaligned and crowded teeth can cause a host of issues as well as make it difficult to brush and floss adequately. If bacteria builds up, it may eventually lead to gum disease which can increase the risk for developing heart disease or experiencing a stroke. Straight teeth work instantly to make smiles appear healthier and more attractive. However, there is no longer a need to wear clunky metal braces for years when Invisalign Aligners, which are available at Dallas Laser Dentistry, can produce a beautiful smile in half time. Made of a durable plastic resin material, these devices are customized to fit directly over the teeth and straighten them without requiring the use of painful metal brackets and wires. Worn for about 22 hours per day, the aligners can be removed to accommodate brushing, flossing, and eating.

What can a smile makeover do for you?

Beyond providing them with the picture-perfect smiles, the procedures associated with smile makeovers also work to greatly improve patients’ overall dental health. Meanwhile, the confidence that comes from having brighter, whiter, straighter teeth is immeasurable. We encourage you to contact Dallas Laser Dentistry in Dallas, TX and schedule a free smile consultation with one of our experienced dentists who can determine which smile makeover procedures will help give you the gorgeous grin you’ve always wanted.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.