A smile makeover adds high-wattage appeal to your look, reclaiming your smile from time and neglect. When you trust your smile makeover to Dr. Charles Añonuevo, the results are dramatic and life-changing.
A smile makeover uses a comprehensive approach that draws upon all the remarkable techniques of cosmetic dentistry. There are many options available, including teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, implants, bridges, dentures and orthodontic solutions.
In addition, Dr. Añonuevo knows that your gums are key to a healthy smile. Gums that are ignored completely can have a major impact on your oral health, when periodontal disease eats away at roots and the bone that secures your teeth, resulting in a complete loss of one or more teeth. Gums that have begun to show signs of gingivitis tend to recede, and the pockets that develop under the gum line show space between the lower portion of your teeth.
Available solutions include scaling and root planing to deeply clean below the gum line, reaching hidden plaque and bacteria. Gum contouring may also be appropriate to restore your natural gum line and promote periodontal health.
Smile makeovers are highly customized, based on a patient’s current oral health, the number of complications or conditions present and his or her own vision for the perfect smile. Makeover plans are flexible, and are based on extensive conversations between patient and dentist in which questions about benefits, expectations, possibilities and costs are explored.
Targeting critical issues such as decay, loose fillings or crowns, impacted teeth or gum disease will be a first step. Once the foundation for a healthy smile is laid, the smile design process begins with a complete evaluation by Dr. Añonuevo and the creation of a plan that you both agree is appropriate. The next step involves taking an impression of your teeth. After that, the journey to your dream smile may take a few weeks or a few months.
Certain procedures stretch out the timeline; these include gum lift or gum contouring, which requires healing of at least two months, and dental implants, which may add six months to the schedule to allow time for the implant to become securely anchored in the bone. For misaligned teeth, orthodontic solutions may take a year or longer. Some procedures are able to be done concurrently in one or more follow-up appointments, including veneers, bonding, whitening and crowns.
If you would like to discuss your specific dental needs with a respected, trustworthy dentist in Charlotte, we invite you to book a consultation with Dr. Añonuevo. Please call or email Inspire Dentistry of the Carolinas today to make your appointment.