What Are the Elements of a Smile Makeover?
Are you frustrated with the appearance of your smile? Would you like to make changes?
This is completely understandable. After all, your smile is essentially your calling card. It’s a key piece of your personality and helps others get to know you better.
Sometimes only one small change is needed to improve an esthetic flaw, but other times, several treatments are needed. This is often referred to as a smile makeover.
If you are seeking cosmetic dentistry in Lafayette, LA, we hope you’ll call the office of Drs. Smith and Domingue and request a cosmetic consultation with our skilled dental team to learn more about your options and receive a professional recommendation and personalized treatment plan.
Your smile makeover might include one or more of the following treatments, depending on your personal needs and goals:
- Dental implants – If you are missing teeth, replacing them will be a high priority. Without replacement, your other teeth will drift, changing the alignment and causing a range of other problems. Dental implants prevent drift and also stop bone loss, which can alter the appearance of your face and cause additional tooth loss.
- Crowns – We can repair damaged teeth with ceramic crowns that look just like natural teeth. These beautiful restorations will blend in nicely with your existing dentistry for a healthier, more attractive smile.
- Veneers – If your smile flaws are primarily cosmetic, veneers might be a great choice. These porcelain shells fit over the front of prepared teeth to transform their appearance. We can use veneers to correct poorly shaped teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, or discolored teeth.
- Tooth-colored fillings and bonding – Using the same composite resin as fillings, we can improve the appearance of your teeth with minimal preparation. Additionally, this treatment often only requires one appointment!
- Teeth whitening – If you’d like to improve the shade of your smile, we recommend whitening your teeth prior to placing restorations. Restorations don’t respond to teeth whitening products like natural enamel, so whitening your teeth ahead of time will allow us to match the restorations to your brighter shade for a more uniform and attractive appearance.
We’d love to meet with you and learn more about your goals and how we can best help you reach them. Call our Acadiana dental office today at (337) 235-1523 to learn more!