Cosmetic Dentistry In Coral Terrace, Coral Gables, Miami, FL
According to a recent study, people are more drawn to individuals who smile a lot since they are perceived to be more “positive” and “confident”.
What if you are not gifted with that “Colgate commercial-like smile”? That is where cosmetic dentistry comes in. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve a person’s teeth, gums and smile with the latest technology!
Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting the smile you've always wanted with a smile makeover?
A smile makeover goes beyond simply responding to dental problems as they arise. It's a comprehensive smile-rejuvenation plan that's uniquely suited to your own facial features and aesthetic preferences. The results can be quite dramatic — both in terms of how your will look and how you will feel. These are the major steps involved:
The makeover process is all about giving you the smile of your dreams. So take a good look at your smile and note what you like and don't like about it. Some questions you can ask yourself are:
- Are your teeth as white as you'd like them to be?
- Are any teeth chipped, cracked or worn?
- Does your smile have a gummy appearance?
- Do your teeth seem too large or small?
- Do you like the alignment and spacing of your teeth
- Are you self-conscious about crookedness or gaps?
Improve, Reconstruct or Whiten - Services Include:
- Dental bonding and reshaping
- Teeth whitening, to bring back your pearly white smile in just a few minutes
- Dental veneers, to correct chipped, discolored, misaligned, uneven, worn down, or abnormally spaced teeth
- Dental implants, to replace one or several missing teeth
- Dental filling
- Braces, to correct teeth alignment
There are lots of decisions to make, but don't worry — dentists are skilled at helping you sort it all out!
Share your thoughts. Communication is an extremely important part of the smile makeover process. At the first makeover consultation, it helps if you describe what you would like to change in as much detail as possible. Bring along pictures of smiles you like, or of how your own smile used to look. Your makeover dentist will have some thoughts to share with you as well because dentists are trained to look at smiles in terms of facial balance.
Make a plan. An important part of planning a smile makeover is a comprehensive dental exam. Cosmetic Dentistry offers an amazing array of life-like tooth restorations and treatments; but first, any conditions in your mouth that may jeopardize a good result must be taken care of. If your teeth are discolored, for example, the reason must be determined. You may have an underlying dental disease that needs to be treated before whitening your teeth; otherwise, the whitening may not last. Likewise, if you often drink red wine or other beverages that stain, you might do better with porcelain veneers than bleaching treatments.
Try it out. If you are contemplating some changes, it's a great idea to try them out before you fully commit to them. There are many ways to preview the results: computer imaging, 3-D models, and even placing temporary restorations on your teeth so you can see what the final results will look and feel like in your own mouth. This also allows a fine-tuning of the makeover plan.
A “trial smile” is a great way to eliminate unknowns in the makeover process. But when it's all done, there's still one thing you may not be prepared for: how great it feels to flash your new smile to the world!
Choosing the Right Dentist for Your Concern
Contrary to popular belief that there is only one type of “dentist”, there are actually a lot of branches in the dentistry field. If your problem is overall gum health and maintenance, your best bet is to visit a general dentist. Teeth damaged in an accident? You may want to consult a restorative dentist for advice. Want strong and great looking teeth? Visit a cosmetic dentist. Since a lot of specialization and training is needed, a cosmetic dentist might charge more than your average go-to dentist. Do your research well in order for you to get the best treatment for your teeth. Also remember that personal hygiene and regular brushing will also play a great part in maintaining your overall dental health.
Want to enhance your smile with our Cosmetic Dentistry treatments?
Call our Coral Terrace and Coral Gables region office at (305) 667-8887
or call our new Kendall and The Crossing region office at (305) 408-3388 today!