A smile is a beautiful accessory to have, but not all healthy smiles are perfect. Our teeth, though durable, are prone to the minor cosmetic problem. Although these imperfections do not affect the function or the health of the teeth, they usually have an impact that affects someone’s self-confidence and esteem.
Dental imperfections like teeth discoloration, minor chips and cracks, and gaps in between your teeth are unattractive and can inspire you to do a smile makeover. Fortunately, at Smile of Ocoee, we offer several smile makeover procedures that are guaranteed to help you improve your smile and teeth.
Our smile makeover services are designed to target a variety of dental imperfection such as:
Before we choose the right smile makeover procedure, we consider the dimensions of your teeth, the nature of your gums and teeth, and the shape of your lips.
1. Brighten you smile
Teeth discoloration is unattractive. Not only that, but yellow teeth can give a perception that you have poor dental health. That is probably the reason why teeth whitening procedures have been on the rise.
Teeth discoloration at times is inevitable because of the foods and beverages we take. Also, as we age, the dentine (give the teeth color) begins to darken, and your teeth get stained. While you cannot control age, you can do something about the external teeth stains. With teeth whitening, you can remove the stains and improve the shade of your teeth.
Several teeth whitening treatment options are available, but we recommend the in-office teeth whitening process. The procedure involves the application of a whitening agent on the teeth. The hydrogen peroxide is left on the teeth for a couple of minutes before rinsing. The process lasts for 15 minutes and maybe repeated three times depending on your dental condition.
2. Cover the Unsightly gaps
Having gaps in between your teeth affects not only your smile but also your dental structure. Minor diastemas can be closed down with dental veneers.
Veneers are wafer-like, tooth-colored shells that are fixed on the teeth to change the shape, size, color, and appearance of your teeth.
These dental veneers are made of either porcelain or resin materials. Both of these can fix your teeth, but the porcelain veneers are stain-resistant. The process is done in two dental appointments.
3. Repair broken and chipped teeth
Chipped and broken teeth at times can pose a threat to your dental health. The broken teeth can trap tiny food particles in the teeth and create a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive, which increases the risk of cavities.
However, with dental bonding, you can repair and cover the chipped teeth. Dental bonding is the use of a tooth-colored resin that is applied to the teeth and hardened using a special light.
The process is fast (lasting about 30 minutes), non-invasive, and pain-free—rarely does the dentist use local anesthesia.
4. Extend Your Teeth’s Life and Durability
If you have extensively damaged teeth, but not too severely to warrant an extraction, our dentist in Ocoee may recommend inlays and onlays.
Inlay and Onlay are partial crowns that are fixed the damaged teeth and are an alternative to traditional dental fillings. These are indirect restorations, meaning they are placed fixed on the damaged teeth.
These restorations are cemented on the teeth and completely seal the teeth, thereby protecting it from future damage and extending the life.
You can choose from gold or porcelain inlays or onlays. But, the porcelain ones are tooth-colored and will resemble your teeth, creating a seamless look.
The duration of the smile makeover procedure will depend on the type of treatment you choose. Some take one dental appointment, and others can take months to complete.
When you visit the Smile of Ocoee, Dr. Mezquia will assess your dental condition and recommend a suitable dental treatment.