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If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to ask your dentist about a smile makeover. Like the name suggests, a smile makeover focuses on fixing your entire smile, not just one or two teeth. Our dentists will be able to determine what tooth restoration is right for you. Contact us today for more information.
Continue reading to learn if you’re a candidate for restorative dentistry.
Benefits of Smile Makeovers:
- Achieve a beautiful healthy smile
- Smile with confidence
- Correct multiple issues in a short period of time
- Improve oral health
A veneer is a wafer-thin porcelain shell bonded to the front of a tooth to repair chips or cracks. Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct uneven teeth, tooth discoloration, or close small gaps between teeth. Veneers require three trips to a cosmetic dentistry, which include an initial consultation with your dentist, tooth prep, and bonding dental veneers to teeth.
Like the name suggests, a dental bridge is used to “bridge” the gap left by a missing tooth. A dental bridge is a false tooth anchored in place by dental crowns covering adjacent teeth. A dental bridge gives you the appearance and function of a natural tooth so you can smile with confidence.
Dental crowns repair broken or decayed teeth by covering the entire tooth visible from the gum line. Not only are dental crowns durable, but they also look and function like real teeth. For significant tooth damage, your dentist may recommend the dental crown procedure.
Not getting the white teeth you’ve always wanted with over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and strips? For professional teeth whitening results, you’ll want to schedule an appointment at a dentist’s office. A dentist will be able to create a whitening tray you can use at home that’s customized to your smile. Many of our patients appreciate the convenience of being able to whiten their teeth at home.
Dental implants are perfect for patients only missing one or two teeth. To be a candidate for dental implant surgery, you’ll need healthy gums and jaw bone tissue. This is because the dentist will need to insert a titanium rod into your jaw tissue, which will function much like a natural tooth root. After the implant has fused to your jaw bone (a process called osseointegration) the dentist will place an abutment and crown over top for a tooth that looks and feels natural.
Full or Partial Dentures
If you are missing several teeth in a row, you’ll want to ask your dentist about getting full or partial dentures. While living with dentures takes some getting used to, our patients notice being able to eat and speak normally after a few days. While dentures are essentially removable teeth, they are designed to help you achieve a better quality of life than you would have had with missing teeth.
Our dentists offer restorative and cosmetic dentistry services so you can achieve your best smile. To schedule your appointment with one of our Grand Rapids dentists, call GR Family Dental at (616) 455-3020.