At Essential Dental Spa, we believe that smile makeovers aren’t a single procedure, but a combination of treatments that can help address a myriad of dental and facial cosmetic concerns.
Every day thousands of Americans look at their smile in the mirror and wish they could do something to make it the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Cosmetic Dentistry has the ability to make this wish come true through treatments that can change the shape of your teeth, mouth, gums, and lips to craft the perfect smile for you. If you’ve wondered if there’s more that can be done to enhance your smile, we’ve provided this guide to learning whether a smile makeover can make a difference for you.
Here’s a set of self-assessment questions that you can ask yourself to see if you’ll benefit from a smile makeover:
Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than 99 percent of all American adults believe that a smile is an important asset for social situations. Perhaps that is why so many patients are electing cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smiles and boost self-confidence.
You may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry if your healthy teeth have imperfections that you would prefer to be changed to enhance the appearance of your smile. It is important to recognize that esthetic dental treatments are not meant to alter your overall appearance, but rather to provide a positive change that compliments the health and natural appearance of your teeth. If you think cosmetic dentistry is right for you, contact your cosmetic dentist today to schedule a consultation.
Due to great strides in dentistry, cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry can overlap in a single visit. You can expect your cosmetic dentist to discuss health implications, as well as esthetics at your appointment.
There are many types of cosmetic treatments available, from in-office teeth whitening to total smile make-overs. The types of treatments available to you will depend on your overall goals, but may include professional whitening, tooth-colored fillings, bonding, crowns, veneers, or dental implants.
You will receive special care instructions following your treatment. For example, if you have your teeth whitened you should avoid highly pigmented beverages and foods for several days to prevent staining. On the other hand, a dental implant make-over may require a significant amount of down time, as well as a temporary, but limited diet.
A full mouth restoration offers patients who have experienced a variety of dental traumas. From those who grind their teeth (bruxism) to those who have had oral cancer to drug users looking for a fresh start, a full mouth restoration will improve both the aesthetics of your mouth and the function. This helps improve the quality of life and your overall confidence.
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No two full mouth restorations are alike. This procedure is completely customized to meet your needs and can rely on a wide variety of sub-procedures. Because the point of a full mouth restoration is to improve the health of your teeth, gums, and bite the procedures required to accomplish the end results can vary. Dental implants, dental crowns, dental bridges, veneers, fillings, and more can all be a part of the process.
Because a full mouth restoration is quite invasive, it’s important that whomever is considering the procedure be in good health. Being healthy will make healing and recovering easier, and will also help you get the best results possible.
The length of your full mouth restoration will depend on how many procedures are required to accomplish our goals. Generally, however, you can expect multiple visits over several months. This is because each procedure will require recovery time and healing. The benefit is that each procedure will help improve your quality of life and confidence. So each procedure is a step toward a better future.
Because the restoration occurs over several months, recovery usually occurs in steps. This allows your body to heal best, so it doesn’t go into shock and reject things like implants. Procedures like fillings require far less healing than something like a dental implant, which requires your bone to heal.
Our office removes amalgam or mercury filling under the teachings of the Huggin’s Institute. All patients have a rubber dam placed for their protection and the procedures are done with high evacuation under copious water. We have ionic filtering systems by the American Environmental System Company and a second one from the Huggin’s Institute. All patients are given oxygen during the procedure so you do not breath in any mercury vapors. Everything is done to protect the patient and staff to have a safe removal of the mercury filling. We only use the highest standards of our procedure. Our office also provide oral chelation and supplements fro the removal of mercury from your body.