When you visit Dr. Kimberly Wright and the team at Advance Dental Arts Center in West Linn, Oregon, you will receive top-quality oral health care. One service offered is a full smile makeover, which is a process by which the appearance and health of your smile are restored through a series of dental procedures. Because everybody has different needs and desires, no smile makeover is the same. Let’s discuss what dental issues may be addressed in your smile makeover.
A smile makeover can include restorative and cosmetic services, depending on the state of your smile. Here are some common issues that can be addressed with a smile makeover.
Tooth Decay: One of the most common oral health problems dentists treat is tooth decay, ranging from mild to severe. When you visit your dentist, any decay that is detected will be removed. Once this decay is removed, the resulting cavity will be filled by a cosmetically pleasing white filling. These fillings are metal-free and blend in seamlessly with your tooth.
Gaps and Chips: A smile that reveals gaps between teeth or teeth that are jagged may seem like minor issues, but they can weigh heavily on the individual, resulting in them hiding their smile. Gaps and chips in your smile can be easily addressed with dental bonding.
Tooth Discoloration: When your teeth become stained or discolored, cleaning these stains away with brushing alone can be challenging. Professional dental assistance in the form of a teeth whitening treatment can do wonders in lifting these stains not only from the surface of your teeth but also from the deeper layers.
Missing Teeth: A missing tooth (or teeth) will not only impact the appearance of your smile, but it could lead to serious oral health complications in the future. Options, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures, can be excellent for restoring the appearance and function of your smile.
Swollen or Bleeding Gums: When you start developing gum disease, it can present itself through gums that bleed or become swollen. Periodontal disease is a serious condition that can impact more than your oral health. It is also linked to increases in cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. Getting treatment in the form of a deep cleaning will help to begin the reversal of this condition.
When it comes to maintaining the results you achieve from a smile makeover, it all begins with at-home oral hygiene. Some treatments, like professional teeth whitening, may need to be repeated in the future. Taking great care of any restorations you receive as part of your smile makeover will help ensure that they last as long as they should.
Follow these tips to make sure the results you get from a smile makeover are long-lasting: