Many issues can impact the strength and appearance of your smile. Common cosmetic dental issues such as gaps and spaces, crooked presentation, and inconsistent tooth sizes can impact bite strength and tension and may contribute to conditions including TMJ. Structural issues such as chipped or cracked enamel, broken teeth, and missing teeth can exacerbate these problems or cause their own. More progressive structural problems may also increase risks for tooth infection, gum disease, and tooth loss.
What is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is a comprehensive restorative procedure during which both cosmetic and general dentistry services may be utilized to strengthen and beautify the smile. Starting with issues such as tooth decay and infection, gum disease, and similar oral health concerns, a smile makeover begins by improving your oral health. From this point of basic oral health, more advanced treatments can begin.
Common Smile Makeover Treatments
Treatments that may be included in a smile makeover include:
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental crowns
- Tooth whitening
- Dental bonding
- Dental implants
- Gum contouring
Depending on your specific needs, your smile makeover may include orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign® or physiologic dentistry treatments for TMJ. The goal of this procedure is to produce a functionally strong and beautifully balanced look to the smile.
The exact techniques required to reach that goal are different for every individual. During your initial consultation, we will carefully evaluate your oral health and beauty to help you determine the best way to move forward.
How Long Does a Smile Makeover Take?
Your smile makeover will take as long as needed to safely and effectively complete all desired treatments. This can be as short as one office visit, but it may take several visits over the course of one or more months. The best way to determine how much time will be required to perfect your smile is through a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mello or Dr. Tabib at NYC Smile Design.
Call our Manhattan office at 212-452-3344 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.