A smile makeover is a combination of several cosmetic dental procedures that help to improve the aesthetics of one’s smile. Having a beautiful smile is a sign of confidence. However, with time, the aesthetics of the smile fades away due to the wear of the enamel. Also, factors such as discoloration, cavities, loss of teeth, gum diseases, and excessive grinding of teeth can ruin the appearance of the mouth.
In such cases, patients would require more than just one cosmetic procedure to restore their smile back to its original state. At Gila Ridge Dental, Yuma, AZ, we have experienced dentists such as Drs. Thor G. Thorson, Stephen S. Garner, and Jason R. Boeskin who ensure that their patients get the smile they’ve always been longing for.
Who are the right candidates for a smile makeover?
Patients with the following conditions would be good candidates for a complete smile makeover:
- Lost one or more teeth.
- Receded gums due to diseases such as periodontitis and gingivitis.
- Damaged teeth due to external trauma.
- Malocclusion and TMJ.
- Discoloration and tartar deposits.
- Cavities and misshapen teeth.
The various procedures involved in a smile makeover are as follows:
Replacing lost teeth: Teeth that are extracted or lost due to damage, cavities, malocclusion, etc. must be replaced to restore the aesthetics and functionality. Just one or two extracted teeth can be replaced with bridges or implants. If the number of teeth extracted is more, it is best to replace them using dentures.
Treating damaged or misshapen teeth: Teeth that have undergone damage such as cracks and chipping can be restored using bonding, fillings, veneers or crowns. Also, naturally out-of-shape teeth can also be treated using the same method.
Gum contouring: Gums may recede below the natural gum line when the patient contracts gum infections. Also, if the gum tissues start to decay, they will have to be removed to prevent the spread of the infection. When the patient has a ‘gummy smile’, laser therapy can be done to remove the unwanted gum tissues.
Correcting misaligned teeth: Malocclusion is a common issue among individuals of all age groups. It can be caused due to the patient’s heredity or external factors that directly affect the alignment of the teeth. They can be brought to their proper positions using orthodontic appliances such as braces or Invisalign.
Getting rid of discoloration: Teeth whitening has been around for several years now and is a popular procedure used to remove the stains from the surface of the teeth. The dentist uses an oral bleach for this purpose along with a high-intensity laser to speed up the process.
Call us at (928) 317-1900 or schedule an online appointment to get the best oral cosmetic services in the Yuma, AZ region.