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What is a Smile Makeover?

cosmetic dentist DallasAny kind of smile enhancement can be considered a makeover. Teeth whitening is economical and suitable for most adults. But when your smile calls for bigger corrections our cosmetic dentist can advise you of the many solutions available to fit your needs.

Crooked or misshapen teeth … when years of treatment are impractical, a smile makeover can be achieved in a couple of weeks with veneers. Veneers are thin shells most often made from porcelain making them stain resistant, strong, and natural in appearance.

Composite fillings … they have so many uses in today’s modern dentistry. Repair for dental decay is a primary way this tooth colored material is used. Unsightly silver amalgam is eliminated.

In addition to dental fillings, composite resin has many other uses … spotty intrinsic stains can be blended away; gum recession can be covered to appear as if it never happened; a chipped tooth can be made to appear whole again … composite resin is a tooth colored plastic that can be molded to fix many dental problems. Since it is shaded to match surrounding teeth, this repair is undetectable.

Porcelain crowns have many applications:

Broken tooth – when a tooth is cracked or has already been subjected to previous treatment such as decay correction, a crown is often the best option to salvage the tooth.

Anchor for dental prosthetics – when seeking a permanent solution for missing teeth, many patients opt for a fixed prosthesis. Dental crowns provide the means to complete this form of cosmetic repair.

Finish endodontic therapy – When a root canal is needed, the access point is sealed as the final step to this process. When possible, a composite filling may fit this need, but very often a crown is used to seal the tooth following a root canal.

Dental implants – Our cosmetic dentist will guide you through this process. The absolute smile makeover is needed when teeth have been lost, and one or more dental implants can restore more than just your smile. You can resume eating the foods you love, speak without hesitation or fear of embarrassment, and smile brightly as your missing teeth have been permanently replaced with the most lifelike substitute that performs as close to your natural teeth as possible.

A smile makeover can improve your self-esteem … our cosmetic dentist can advise on what will work best for you.

Contact the office of Dr. Barry Buchanan and set up your appointment today.