What are the Smile Makeover Treatments?

Posted by COURTYARD DENTAL on Mar 16 2023, 07:04 AM

Smile makeovers can address a variety of dental concerns to give you a beautiful smile. Depending on your needs, a smile makeover may involve one or more cosmetic dental treatments.

Teeth Whitening

If you are considering a smile makeover, teeth whitening is probably the very first thing that comes to mind. That’s because it is one of the quickest and least expensive smile makeover treatments available!

With professional-grade whitening products, we can lighten your teeth with multiple shades in just one short treatment session. We also offer at-home whitening kits so that you can whiten your teeth at your own pace from home. You can even combine them for faster results!

Another big benefit of using a professional for your teeth whitening is that our treatments are safe and long-lasting. Commercially-available whitening solutions are not overseen by a dentist or board-certified oral healthcare professional. This means you risk damaging your teeth and gums by using them improperly. In fact, if you use an over-the-counter solution incorrectly, you could actually bleach the enamel right off of your teeth! Yikes! That’s why we always recommend seeing a professional for your teeth whitening. 

Porcelain Veneers 

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of tooth-colored material that is designed to cover the front surface of the teeth. They are custom-made to match the patient’s smile in color and shape. The veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth to instantly transform their appearance. Patients with small chips or cracks, uneven alignment, and minor gaps between their teeth are good candidates for porcelain veneer placement. After your consultation and exam, our dentists will let you know which cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you. 

Dental Bonding

Often known as cosmetic bonding, tooth bonding is a procedure that uses a resin composite to improve the appearance of a tooth or several teeth in your smile. A tooth-colored resin is carefully applied to the front surface of the affected teeth, where it is then sculpted into the ideal size and shape of the patient’s ideal smile. Once the resin is in place, it is hardened and polished to achieve the desired results. Afterward, the bonded teeth are healthy, beautiful, and fully functional.

Dental Crowns

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth and want a restoration that will restore both the beauty and function of your smile, dental crowns are an ideal option to consider. Traditionally, crowns are used on teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy, but modern dental office offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can be used to address many different cosmetic concerns.

Porcelain crowns are created from high-quality porcelain and can be fitted over the top of an existing tooth. In place of a damaged, decayed, or otherwise compromised tooth, the crown will look just like a natural tooth. In addition to restoring the look of a smile after tooth loss, a crown can also be used to anchor a dental bridge in place or to support a large filling.

For more information and tips about improving your dental health, schedule a consultation with your dentist in San Ramon, CA, at Courtyard Dental. You can request an appointment online or by calling the office directly.

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