Not everyone is born with a perfect smile, but that doesn't mean they can't have one. A smile makeover can instantly transform the smile using a combination of cosmetic dentistry treatments tailored to each person's aesthetic goals.
At Artistic Expressions Dentistry, Dr. Bruce J. Wilderman offers a variety of instant smile makeover options to patients living in the Philadelphia, PA, Bucks County, and Doylestown, PA, areas. Let's take a closer look at some of these smile makeover options and how they can enhance the smile.
About Smile Makeovers
A smile makeover consists of any number of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve the overall appearance of the smile.
Each smile makeover is customized to the unique needs and budget of each patient. This means some patients will choose several treatments while others may only undergo a couple of procedures to reach their desired outcomes.
There are a wide range of treatment options that may be included in a smile makeover to instantly improve the appearance of the smile. Here are some of the most popular treatments.
Teeth whitening is one of the most cost-effective options to quickly improve the appearance of the smile. It can be combined with other smile makeover treatments to completely refresh the smile.
A single professional teeth whitening session can whiten the teeth by several shades, making teeth whitening a popular choice for smile makeovers.
Porcelain veneers are thin, shells that cover the front surface of individual teeth. They are used to hide dental flaws, and can address tooth shape, size, and color to improve the overall appearance of the smile.
Porcelain veneers may even be used as instant orthodontics to correct minor alignment issues in a fraction of the time needed for traditional orthodontics.
Like porcelain veneers, dental bonding can be used to reshape the teeth, address the size of teeth that are too small or too large, close gaps between the teeth, whiten the teeth, and treat chips and minor fractures.
With dental bonding, a tooth-colored putty-like resin is directly applied and shaped on the teeth. Once the soft resin is shaped as desired, it's cured to create a hard, natural finish.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that completely encase the teeth. Dental crowns are frequently used to restore the strength and appearance of broken teeth and teeth weakened by large fillings.
Dental crowns may also be used to for cosmetic changes to the teeth, such as changing the shape or size of the teeth.
Tooth decay and old metal fillings can make the smile look less than perfect. Tooth-colored fillings can be used to treat new decay or replace old metal fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are a great option in smile makeovers to restore both the health and appearance of the teeth.
Sometimes the gum tissue is excessive and covers the teeth. This can make the teeth look short or contribute to the appearance of a gummy smile.
Gum contouring may be performed to remove excess gum tissue, helping to lengthen the teeth and improve the smile's overall appearance.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile and would like to find out which smile makeover options are right for you, we invite you to call (215) 340-1199 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilderman.