If you’re unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of your teeth or gums, consider a smile makeover. Smile makeovers utilize various techniques, including dental restorations, teeth whitening, and cosmetic injectables to transform your smile. At Central Avenue Dental, the expert dentists have years of experience designing smile makeovers. To make an appointment at the office in Valley Stream, New York, or the Tribeca area of Manhattan in New York City, call or schedule online today.
A smile makeover improves the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and gums by using one (or multiple) restorative or cosmetic dentistry techniques.
Before developing a custom treatment plan, your Central Avenue Dental provider takes several factors into account, including your skin tone, hair color, and facial appearance.
Your provider also asks you a series of questions, including what you like and dislike about your smile and if you have any specific cosmetic concerns.
Central Avenue Dental uses a variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry techniques to complete smile makeovers, including:
Dental implants provide a substitute for natural tooth roots. They’re small posts of titanium that your dental specialist inserts into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. Over time, the implants integrate with your natural bone structure, providing a base for restorations like crowns, dentures, or a fixed bridge.
If you want a Hollywood-worthy smile, consider veneers. Veneers are paper-thin shells of porcelain your dentist bonds to your natural teeth. They cover up minor oral imperfections like smaller-than-average, pointy, or unusually shaped teeth.
Teeth whitening eliminates stains from the surface of your teeth. Central Avenue Dental offers laser teeth whitening with Philips Zoom. In one in-office appointment, you can make your smile up to eight* shades lighter.
Tooth bonding uses a composite resin material to repair damage to your enamel. Common issues that can benefit from tooth bonding include chips, cracks, and fractures. You might also benefit from bonding if you have visible gaps between your teeth.
Crowns and bridges repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. A crown is a synthetic cap that envelops your enamel, while a bridge fills a gap in your smile caused by one (or multiple) missing teeth.
If you have a gummy smile, your provider might recommend cosmetic gum contouring. Gum contouring removes excess gum tissue, making your smile appear more balanced and symmetrical.
Central Avenue Dental knows there’s no way to stop the natural aging process entirely, but cosmetic injectables like Botox and dermal fillers can help. That’s why its dental specialists offer them to complement smile makeovers.
Botox is an injectable that minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. Dermal fillers plump up mid and lower face wrinkles and lips, making you look younger.
The number of appointments a smile makeover takes depends on your budget, goals, and individual treatment plan. Some procedures, like teeth whitening, only require a single visit. Veneers and crowns only take two appointments. Other more complex procedures, like dental implants, involve multiple visits and can take several months to complete.
If you’d like to explore the benefits of a smile makeover, make an appointment at Central Avenue Dental by calling the nearest office or scheduling online today.
*Individual results may vary.