When you have multiple concerns with the beauty of your smile, concerns that could also impact oral health and bite function, you may need a smile makeover. This could combine multiple cosmetic and restorative treatments, and even dental prosthetics, to transform smiles. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about three procedures that could make up your smile makeover.
Planning Your Treatment
First, we want to take a close look at your smile to assess the causes of your esthetic imperfections. We will capture detailed digital images to make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, so we can understand the cause and extent of your cosmetic issues, and choose the best treatment options. With a smile makeover, we will combine multiple treatment options together in a single treatment plan, one personalized for your smile. A smile makeover may contain one of these three common treatment options.
Our dental crowns are all custom-made, and not only that, but we will design and craft them in a single visit, pacing them in the same sitting. CEREC technology makes this possible, so you don’t need multiple visits to remove a crown. The restoration covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, so we can address an array of oral health issues all at once. For example, we can treat tooth decay and infection, repair damaged teeth, reshape malformed structures, and help improve overall bite balance too. If you have missing teeth, one could be used to restore a single tooth dental implant too! The ceramic material we use can be shaded to blend with your smile seamlessly, so you receive an attractive restoration in only one visit.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that we use to instantly transform the shape and color of your teeth. These alone can often provide makeover-level results for our patients. Each one is custom-made and crafted from porcelain, which we can color match to blend with your smile. Once in place, they instantly mask permanent teeth stains, reshape malformed teeth, fill gaps between the teeth, and also address minor damage. We could even use them to correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you have a straighter looking smile without the need for braces or aligners.
When we see patients with missing teeth, then our team could offer dental implants. These biocompatible titanium posts are inserted into the jaw and act as new tooth roots, also preventing the breakdown of the jaw that follows tooth loss. Which means these posts can last decades or even a lifetime. We can address a single missing tooth, and also secure a set of fixed dentures that never skip and that can last far longer than traditional removable dentures or bridges.
Schedule a Visit for a Smile Makeover
If you would like to transform your smile or if you would like to schedule a consultation, talk to us at Lathrop Dental in Katy, Tx today at 832-437-3849.