What a Smile Makeover Can Do
You might think that your smile has too many cosmetic problems to be fixed. However, you’d be wrong. With a smile makeover, Dr. Siegel can fix any and all of the following:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Unattractive restorations, including metal amalgam fillings
- Mismatched restorations
- Gaps between teeth
- Small teeth
- Poorly shaped teeth
- Missing teeth
With a smile makeover, there are few limitations: you can design the smile that you have always wanted or restore the smile of your youth. The results can be as dramatic or as subtle as you want–you can choose whether you want a smile that will start conversations or one that will go unremarked.
How the Smile Makeover Process Works
Because a smile makeover is a purely custom process, it’s more important than anything else to make sure you and your cosmetic dentist are planning for the same results. This means that you will start by talking to Dr. Siegel about your goals for your smile makeover. Dr. Siegel will listen in detail, then he will make some notes here and there about potential options.
Then Dr. Siegel will evaluate the current condition of your mouth. This might be limited to a visual inspection. However, it might also include x-rays, including special x-rays designed to highlight certain parts of your teeth and gums. He might also evaluate you for TMJ and other bite problems. We need to know about these before we start because they could impact your results and we might want to treat them as part of your smile makeover.
Once Dr. Siegel has completed his assessment, he will offer you one or more treatment options. Cosmetic dentistry has many tools, and sometimes it’s possible to achieve the same or very similar result with different approaches. Then you can talk to Dr. Siegel and others on our staff about their opinions. That way, you can understand the benefits and limitations of each approach. You can look at the proposed changes either on a computer, sculpted in wax, or potentially even as temporary restorations you can wear to help you decide.
Each option will come with a cost estimate and a time estimate. You will choose the option that best achieves your goals while meeting any other limitations you might have, like a budget.
Then Dr. Siegel will help you design a schedule for completing your smile makeover. Some procedures must be done in a certain order and timetable. Others can be spaced out or rearranged depending on your preferences and budget.
If budget is a concern, remember: we offer affordable and flexible payment options.
Tools Dr. Siegel Might Use in Your Smile Makeover
A smile makeover is a custom combination of procedures to achieve your desired goal. Dr. Siegel will usually employ a combination of the following to get the results you’re looking for.
Porcelain veneers are thin facades of advanced ceramic that bond to the visible surfaces of your teeth. They can cover discolored teeth, repair chips, straighten teeth, close gaps, and more. One of the most versatile and powerful procedures in cosmetic dentistry, some smile makeovers are just done with porcelain veneers. Sometimes Dr. Siegel also uses Lumineers, a form of minimal-prep veneers.
If you’re unhappy with old, unattractive metal fillings, Dr. Siegel can replace them with attractive tooth-colored fillings. For small fillings, we use composite material–a mix of plastic and ceramic–but for larger fillings, we recommend a ceramic inlay or onlay.
Dental bonding is similar to composite tooth-colored fillings. It’s a putty that Dr. Siegel can use to reshape your teeth. It’s quick and inexpensive, but less durable than restorations like veneers.
A dental crown is a sheath made of advanced ceramic that completely covers the visible surface of a tooth. It gives the same cosmetic benefit as a veneer, but can also protect and strengthen a damaged tooth.
Laser Gum Recontouring
Sure, your teeth are the stars of your smile, but your gums set the stage. If your gums are uneven or overgrown, it can make your smile look unbalanced. With laser gum recontouring, Dr. Siegel can restore balance to your smile.
Orthodontics is the science of teeth straightening. Sometimes there’s no substitute for moving your teeth to help your smile look attractive. Dr. Siegel offers multiple approaches to straightening your teeth, including Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.
Discolored teeth make you look older and unhealthy. Teeth whitening removes stains from your teeth to help them look brighter, giving your smile a healthy, youthful glow.
What Will Your Smile Makeover Be?
You don’t have to keep living with the same unattractive smile that keeps getting you down. You can have a smile that you’ll be happy to show off with confidence. Let Dr. Siegel design a custom smile makeover to give you the beautiful results you desire.
To get the process started, please call (610) 272-0828 today for an appointment.