A few years ago, I started thinking carefully about what I could do to improve my smile. I had lived with crooked, yellowed teeth for most of my adult life, and honestly, I just wanted to feel beautiful. I started thinking about working with a cosmetic dentist, and before I knew it, I was in an office getting a complimentary consultation. I learned about a variety of different procedures that could improve my look, and it was really fun. I wanted to create a blog all about making smiles more beautiful, which is why I made this website. Check out this blog for great information about dentistry.
A smile makeover can be the ideal way to revitalize your smile -- and even your whole appearance. Smile makeover services can include teeth whitening, dental bridges, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and dental implants. Although the main goal of smile makeover services is usually an enhanced appearance, many of these services also have practical benefits like strengthening and protecting the teeth. While your dentist is the best person to consult about your suitability for smile makeover services, you can find out whether it might be a good idea by taking the following quiz.
Have You Suffered From Jaw Disease or Bone Loss?
If you've ever suffered from jaw disease or significant jaw bone loss, some aspects of a smile makeover might not be suitable for you. In particular, dental implants and some types of dental bridges require a healthy jaw to serve as an anchor. However, other cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening and veneers don't rely on having a healthy jaw density. If you've suffered from jaw disease or bone loss in the past but you still need replacement teeth, your dentist might recommend another option such as removable dentures.
Are Your Gums Healthy and Free of Disease?
Healthy gums are necessary for a smile makeover in most cases. While your dentist is the one who can positively verify whether you have healthy gums, you can often evaluate gum health at a glance by checking color. Healthy gums are usually a coral pink shade, but can also be a darker pink depending on ethnicity.
When gums are either pale pink, white, or darker red, it's likely that there is some type of health problem -- often gingivitis. Your dentist can work with you to treat the gingivitis effectively so that you can have a successful smile makeover later.
Can You Agree to Extra Visits to the Dentist?
If you want a whole new smile, you're going to have to spend some extra time achieving it. While you're probably used to seeing the dentist just once or twice a year right now, your smile makeover will require at least a couple of extra appointments.
You may also need to do some smile makeover work at home. For example, if you opt for a take-home teeth whitening system, you'll have to apply the whitening gel every day and then leave it on your teeth for half an hour or more. If you opt for veneers, crowns, dental implants, or other types of smile makeover procedures, you'll usually have to see the dentist twice or more: at least once for evaluation and preparation and once to fit the new device.
While it does require a healthy jaw, healthy gums, and a time commitment, smile makeover success can easily be achieved if you're ready to have a bright and shiny new smile. Contact your dentist today to learn more.Share
30 January 2018