Who doesn’t want a dazzling smile? Who doesn’t dream about having the perfect teeth shape and a stunningly bright smile that lights up a room? Most people would love to have that “Hollywood” smile, but, in reality, most people do not develop perfectly shaped, brilliantly white teeth as they blossom into adolescence. It’s perfectly normal to have flaws in your teeth and gums like:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Too much of a “gummy smile”
- Discolored/stained teeth
- Missing teeth
While it seems like many things can be wrong with your smile, there’s good news, too.
An experienced, gifted Columbia, South Carolina cosmetic dentist can perform a combination of procedures called a “smile makeover” to transform the most lackluster smile into the stunner you’ve always wanted.
Smile makeovers are also referred to as dental makeovers and even mouth restorations. Regardless of the name, a smile makeover is unique to each person because they will need a different combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures to complete their transformation.
How Long Does a Smile Makeover Take?
That’s a very common question at your Columbia, South Carolina, cosmetic dentistry office, but unfortunately, it’s not an easy one to answer. Again, it goes back to the fact that each and every smile makeover is different. For instance, if someone has a couple of broken teeth, they may simply need two porcelain veneers, which will take no time at all. A dental crown will only take two visits.
However, if someone has gaps between their teeth and a gummy smile, there may be some short-term orthodontics required to move the teeth into a more optimal position. These procedures could take months, but as with every smile makeover, the results are simply astonishing and definitely worth the wait.
Most Common Smile Makeover Procedures
We just briefly mentioned porcelain veneers, but there are so many other cosmetic procedures that may be involved with your custom-designed smile makeover. When you look at this list, please remember that no one needs all of these procedures. You may need only one or two, or you may need a combination of three, four, or five over time. This is just a list of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures performed in Columbia, South Carolina (some are considered restorative dentistry, also):
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Clear braces (Invisalign®)
- Traditional braces
- Functional orthodontics
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- The Denture Fountain of Youth®
A Lot to Consider…
As you ponder this list, please also keep in mind that many of these procedures that are “cosmetic” in nature are also restorative, meaning they restore the health and function of the tooth, tooth root, and gum. Cosmetic dentistry is an umbrella term for procedures that enhance the smile’s aesthetics. Still, the wonderful thing about cosmetic dentistry is that many of the procedures enhance the beauty of your smile while, at the same time, improving and restoring the health and function of the structures of your mouth.
Restorative Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry
There’s no better way to improve the aesthetics of a smile and the function of the mouth than with the perfect combination of restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in Columbia, South Carolina. After a thorough evaluation using the most advanced dental technology available today, your dentist will get a clear picture of where your dental problems lie and will discuss treatment options with you.
A compassionate Columbia Smiles dentist understands the anxiety that many people feel when considering dental work. Our goal is to put you at ease so you are able to have the procedures you need to have the smile you’ve always wanted. Various sedation options will be discussed with you. If you’re a good candidate for oral sedation or nitrous oxide sedation, we’ll see that you are made as comfortable as possible.
What Smile Makeovers Fix in Columbia, South Carolina
Dr. Adam Hahn and the team at Smile Columbia Dentistry would love to discuss with you how a smile makeover can fix the aesthetic concerns you’ve had regarding your smile. If you want perfectly shaped teeth that are bright and white, look no further than Smile Columbia Dentistry. Please call (803) 781-9090 to make an appointment or fill out our online contact form to ask a question or schedule a new patient evaluation.