When we hear the term “makeover,” we intuitively know that the end result will be something magnificent, even breathtaking. This is especially true of smile makeover, a suite of dental technologies and techniques that can add new dimensions of brilliance to your smile.
Not surprisingly, teeth whitening is among the most popular elements of a smile makeover. Even the healthiest mouth won’t appear that way to friends, family and colleagues if teeth are yellow, gray or marred by streaks of discoloration.
Despite the proliferation of drug store whitening products, the most effective and long-lasting whitening can only be found at the dental office. Professional products contain higher concentrations of the active ingredient in many teeth whitening gels, hydrogen peroxide or sometimes carbamide peroxide.
Dr. Añonuevo offers patients the choice of Zoom! and GLO Science in-office teeth whitening, as well as home kits that use Zoom!, GLO Science and Opalescence products together with a customized mouth tray.
Achieving a smile that not only looks good but also feels good is an important goal of smile makeover. Deep cleaning can reverse gum disease that causes unpleasant side effects, such as bleeding gums and sensitivity. Treating gum disease also lowers your risk for other significant threats to your smile, especially the chance you could lose one or more teeth as bacteria accumulates under the gum line and begins to destroy roots and bone.
As part of smile makeover, patients sometimes choose veneers to cover imperfections, add symmetry and balance to beautifully arrayed teeth, and even narrow minor gaps between them. The most popular variety of veneers are made of porcelain, a material that perfectly mimics the look and feel of your natural teeth. Composite resin veneers are a less expensive option, as well as dental bonding, during which your dentist applies a composite material to one or more teeth and sculpts it like putty.
Invisalign can straighten teeth in months, rather than years, with the use of a series of clear plastic mouth inserts that gradually move crooked teeth into alignment. Bridges and implants are options to consider when replacing missing teeth, avoiding what most patients consider the least attractive kind of smile makeover: dentures.
Dr. Añonuevo begins the process of smile makeover with a detailed exam and extensive conversations with patients. This ensures he will fully understand your vision for a revitalized smile, as well as your expectations for cost, benefits and how quickly you can reach your goals. He is excited to share with you the latest technologies and techniques — new procedures that can shorten the time, boost the comfort and dramatically enhance the results of your smile makeover.
If you would like to discuss your specific dental needs with a respected, trustworthy dentist in Charlotte, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Añonuevo. Please call or email Inspire Dentistry of the Carolinas today to make your appointment.