What Should Your Cosmetic Smile Makeover Achieve?

Cosmetic smile makeovers can be simple, or they can be complex. They might only require a single, conservative treatment, or it might take several different cosmetic treatments to create the smile you want and deserve. It all depends on many different factors, the most obvious of which are the specific concerns you have with your smile’s appearance. When designing your smile makeover procedure, we’ll take all of these considerations into account and design a treatment plan that helps you achieve the specific results you desire.

Brighter, stain-free teeth

Stained and/or dulled teeth are one of the most frequent cosmetic smile concerns for patients of all ages. Some severe cases of tooth discoloration could indicate as serious problem with your tooth structure that requires a comprehensive restoration to address. However, more commonly, teeth stains are the result of less serious concerns, such as colorful food and beverage molecules clinging to your tooth enamel over the years. Fortunately, erasing most common teeth stains can be simple with the help of professional teeth-whitening, which can erase most common teeth stains in a minimally invasive manner.

Minor tooth repairs

In addition to stains and dulling of your teeth’s luster, minor issues with your tooth structure are also common cosmetic smile concerns. For instance, if one or more of your teeth are chipped at the edges, or have light cracks in their surfaces, the impact to your smile’s appearance can be highly noticeable even if the damage isn’t severe at first. In many cases, we can conservatively fix and improve minor tooth damage with the help of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, such as tooth bonding or porcelain veneers. Depending on your specific needs and preferences, we might suggest bonding tooth-colored composite resin to the blemished area of the tooth, or placing a wafer-thin veneer onto its entire front surface.

Reshaping your gum line

The appearance of your gums plays as big a role in your smile’s appearance as your teeth do. For example, if you have a gummy smile, then it can affect the symmetry and appearance of your entire smile, not just your gums. Cosmetic gum contouring is a minimally invasive procedure designed to trim excess gum tissues strategically, in areas where they cover too much of your tooth structure. This can help you comfortably and effectively correct a gummy smile, or complete a more complex smile makeover by ensuring your gums are even and symmetrical after your teeth have been improved.

Learn how we can makeover your smile

A cosmetic smile makeover can achieve dramatic results for improving your smile, all while minimizing the extent of treatment you need to receive to do it. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith and our team by calling Pecan Tree Dental in Grand Prairie, TX, today at (972) 262-5111.