Smile Makeover Choices
Submitted on September 11, 2020
Sparkling smiles, straight teeth and natural jaw profiles have many physical and emotional benefits, including greater self-confidence. Smile makeover is an effective way to restore optimal oral health, while turning up the wattage on your brilliant smile.
Experienced San Jose dentist Dr. Ashwini Bhave uses a comprehensive approach in designing the ideal smile makeover for every patient, employing the most advanced techniques of cosmetic dentistry to address each dental and periodontal challenge.
Comprehensive and Convenient
Smile makeovers feature an array of choices: Tooth whitening transforms yellow or stained teeth. Porcelain veneers cover flaws and flash the perfect smile to the world. Dental crowns stabilize teeth while increasing their aesthetic appeal. Dental implants, bridges or dentures replace missing teeth. Invisalign orthodontic treatment straightens teeth, restoring balance and beauty.
The gums are an often-overlooked component of a great smile. Gums that are ignored completely can have a major impact on your smile, when periodontal disease eats away at roots and the bone that secures your teeth, resulting in a complete loss of one or more teeth. Available solutions include scaling and root planing to deeply clean below the gum line, reaching hidden plaque and bacteria. Gum contouring may also be appropriate to restore your natural gum line and promote periodontal health.
Smile makeovers are highly customized, based on the patient’s current oral health, the number of complications or conditions present and the patient’s own vision of a perfect smile.
The smile design process begins with a complete evaluation by Dr. Bhave and the creation of a smile makeover plan. Targeting critical issues such as decay, loose fillings or crowns, impacted teeth or gum disease will be necessary before cosmetic procedures begin. Another initial step involves taking an impression of your teeth. After that, the journey to your new, radiant smile may take a few weeks or a few months.
Certain procedures stretch out the timeline; these include gum contouring, which requires healing of at least two months, and dental implants, which may add six months to the schedule to allow time for the implant to become securely anchored in the bone. For misaligned teeth, orthodontic solutions may take a year or longer. Some procedures are able to be done concurrently in one or more follow-up appointments, including veneers, bonding, whitening and crowns.
To learn more about smile makeover, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhave at her San Jose office by calling or emailing Bay Area Dental Specialists today.