Smile Makeover Dental Treatments
Smile Makeover Dental Treatments
A smile makeover is a cosmetic dental procedure that aims to improve the appearance of your smile. There are various dental treatments available to achieve this, each with its own pros and cons. In this blog, we will discuss the most common smile makeover treatments and their benefits and drawbacks.
Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most popular smile makeover treatments. It involves using special chemicals to lighten the color of your teeth. At Belwell Dental we offer two dentally prescribed take home whitening options, Boutique Whitening and Enlighten Smiles where you will visit the dentist to have custom whitening trays but the treatment can be performed by you at your convenience either day or night. Teeth whitening is quick, non-invasive and relatively affordable, making it a great option for those who want to improve the appearance of their smile quickly. However, teeth whitening is not suitable for everyone, especially those with sensitive teeth.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are applied to the front of your teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of a variety of dental issues, including discolouration, gaps, chips, and misshapen teeth. Veneers are made from porcelain or composite resin and are designed to match the color of your natural teeth. They are durable and long-lasting, but they are also more invasive and expensive than other smile makeover treatments.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jawbone to support a replacement tooth. They are a good option for those who have lost a tooth due to injury, disease, or decay. Implants are a permanent solution that can improve the appearance of your smile, but they are also more invasive and expensive than other treatments.
Braces are a popular option for those who have crooked, misaligned, or overcrowded teeth. They work by applying gentle pressure to your teeth to move them into their proper position. Braces are a good option for those who want to improve the appearance of their smile over time, but they can be uncomfortable and require regular visits to the dentist for adjustments unless Invisalign or ClearCorrect clear aligner treatment is selected.
Dental crowns are custom-made caps that are placed over a damaged or decayed tooth. They are used to protect and strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, metal, and resin, and are designed to match the color of your natural teeth. Crowns are a good option for those who want to improve the appearance of their smile and protect their teeth, but they are more invasive and expensive than other treatments.
Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that involves the application of a tooth-colored composite material to the surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. The material is molded and shaped to match the surrounding teeth and then cured using a special light. The cured material hardens into a strong, durable surface that can be polished to a natural-looking finish. It is a significantly cheaper option to improve your smile compared to other dental treatments.
In conclusion, there are many smile makeover treatments available, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. It’s important to consider your budget, lifestyle, and dental needs when deciding which treatment is right for you. A consultation with your dentist at Belwell Dental can help you determine which treatment is best for you. Ultimately, the goal of a smile makeover is to improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence, so take the time to explore your options and find the right treatment for you.