Everyone wants a perfect smile. For most people that means healthy and flawlessly uniform sparkling white teeth. Today’s dentistry can repair and improve teeth in a variety of ways.
Today's Smile Makeover techniques and materials are impressive. The old formulations of dental materials had drawbacks. The original dental resins tended to stain, chip and change color over time. The resin formulation used by Dr. Trubschenck for tooth-colored fillings and dental bonding are much more color stable and stain resistant. Dental veneers now cover the entire front surface of the tooth and can be placed with very minimal shaping of the enamel.
The color and shape of teeth can be improved with composites that are very similar in strength, durability, and color to that of natural teeth.
At one time, crowns (also known as caps) were used to cover minor flaws, chipped or broken teeth. Now, Dr. Trubschenck can often patch a tooth with more affordable composite resin. The resin is smoothed, shaped and color-matched to the surrounding teeth. This cosmetic procedure is called bonding.
Smile Makeovers Encompass A Variety Of Dental Procedures:
Discolored Or Stained Teeth
The enamel that covers the teeth can stain over time and the underlying tooth structure can darken and yellow. Teeth whitening, sometimes called "bleaching," will restore teeth to a youthful dazzling shade of white. Teeth whitening can be done in the dental office or in the comfort of your residence with an at-home whitening kit.
Chipped teeth can be repaired with composite resin. The resin will be custom color matched to the adjoining teeth. Once shaped and polished, the resin will look as though no prior damage had ever occurred.
Smile Makeover fillings are made of a resin material similar to that used to repair chipped or cracked teeth. These "white fillings" are installed into where the cavity was removed, they are then hardened with reactive illumination. More extensive cavities may require porcelain fillings called inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are designed to cover a larger tooth area.
It's quite normal for a tooth to be slightly longer or to have a different shape than its neighboring teeth. Dr. Trubschenck can perform a dental procedure called re-contouring to reshape the tooth for a better and more aesthetic match.
Gaps Between Teeth
Wide gaps in teeth can be reduced with dental veneers. Veneers are permanently attached to the fronts of teeth providing a new appearance with the proper spacing. Veneers are made from thin shells of porcelain that are matched to the existing natural tooth color. If the dental procedure extends beyond what veneers would be able to achieve, Dr. Trubschenck could also recommend orthodontic treatment to reduce gaps between teeth.
A Smile Makeover Can Be A Huge Confidence-Booster
A smile makeover can provide you with the smile you have always dreamed of having. Dr. Trubschenck can explain all of the options, costs and techniques available to makeover your smile, from complex dental restorations to simple dental bonding or teeth whitening.
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