Jul 15, 2017

Don’t waste time staring at the covers of celebrity magazines and thinking of all the ways your smile is lacking, and stop hiding your teeth when you talk, laugh, or smile during social events. Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for celebrities anymore. Dentists offer a variety of cosmetic dental services to transform patients’ smiles within any schedule or budget. Keep reading to learn more about smile makeovers.

What Are Smile Makeovers?

A smile makeover is a complex cosmetic dentistry plan that combines any number of restorative and cosmetic services to deliver a flawless smile. Depending on the dentist, this may require a team approach working with trusted orthodontists, prosthodontists, and other specialists. A good practitioner will help you create a plan that maximizes any available dental insurance coverage and financing options.

What Treatments Are Included?

Patients may wish to include a number of cosmetic and restorative services as part of smile makeovers. The dentist will start by correcting damage or decay to ensure your smile is healthy. Then, any number of services can be used to enhance the appearance of your smile including:

  • Teeth whitening – professional whitening is much more predictable than store bought varieties and can usually deliver results six to ten shades brighter.
  • Porcelain veneers – these thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain are affixed to the front facing surfaces of teeth to transform numerous smile flaws with one simple treatment.
  • Direct bonding – using tooth-colored composite resin, any cracks, chips, or gaps in teeth can be seamlessly repaired.
  • CEREC Crowns – in just one appointment, natural looking ceramic is crafted into a gorgeous dental crown that repairs damage or reshapes a flawed tooth.

How Do I Get Started?

If you’re interested in a complete smile makeover, you need star by talking to your dentist. If your current dental office doesn’t provide many cosmetic dentistry options, you may want to look for a dental practice that has a greater focus on this aspect of the dental field. The first step is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation. During these treatment planning appointments, a dentist will evaluate your current smile, ask what you’d like to change, and help you determine what treatment options will deliver the desired result.

Meet the Tarpon Shores Dental Team

At Tarpon Shores Dental, we’re dedicated to helping all of our patients better understand their dental care options and become true partners in their oral health care. If you’d like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry or any of our other treatment options, contact our office to schedule a consultation today. We look forward to seeing you soon!