You have seen makeovers done on Dr. Oz, Oprah, America’s Next Top Model, and all sorts of other TV shows. Usually they involve hair, makeup and clothing, and sometimes weight loss, but you never see anyone getting a smile makeover. Honestly, that puzzles us at Twin Cities Modern Dentistry in Eden Prairie, because your smile is usually the first thing people notice about you. It is how you greet the world, and if your smile is not pleasing, you’re not making the best first impression. Anyone can look better if they have a great smile.
A smile makeover is different from a dental reconstruction, in that a reconstruction is something that you have to have done so that your teeth will function properly. That is not to say that a smile makeover never involves reconstructive work, but the purpose of a smile makeover is intended to do nothing more nor less than to create a better smile. The procedures that you will consider are those that will correct cosmetic dental problems, and they may or may not also improve functionality.
If there are things about your smile that do not please you, a cosmetic dentist can work with you to correct the issues. A smile makeover can correct various problems. For instance, if your teeth are discolored, that can make you look old before your time. You might consider porcelain veneers or whitening treatments. If your face is sagging (and that happens to all of us as we age), it could be due to missing teeth, in which case dental implants or dentures can be a good solution. If your teeth are misaligned or crooked, you might consider braces. Virtually every cosmetic dental problem has a solution, or solutions. You may need one treatment, or a combination of treatments to achieve a full smile makeover. Your dentist can advise you as to which procedures are most appropriate for your particular cosmetic dentistry issue.
If you are considering dental crowns, you can actually have up to 12 crowns done in a single day. Ask your dentist for details.
A smile makeover can last for a very long time, provided that you continue to take care of your teeth. Most procedures do not actually require any sort of specialized care. All you have to do is brush and floss as you normally would, and of course see your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. Whitening treatments will, of course, need to be repeated from time to time, and if you have had crowns or veneers installed, you still have to be sure that you take care of the underlying tooth structure and your gums.
If you are not happy with your smile, contact Twin Cities Modern Dentistry in Eden Prairie to arrange for a consultation. We can talk with you about the treatments that are most appropriate for your cosmetic dentistry issues. You can reach us at 952-941-9829, or you can email us using the convenient form on our Contact Us page. Don’t live with a smile that doesn’t please you – get in touch with us today to discuss your options.