How to Create Your Unique Smile Makeover

Posted March 29, 2024 in Smile Makeover

Boost Your Confidence with a Great Smile

Feeling self-conscious about the look of your teeth can significantly affect your confidence and how you interact with others. Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of–-and it is possible for you with a smile makeover.

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What Is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a dental procedure or combination of procedures that aim to fix cosmetic and functional problems of the teeth for a uniform, aesthetically pleasing smile. There are many different options and treatments that can work to create a smile that shines. 

The first step to creating a custom smile makeover is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Dr. Chad Tomazin is a master of curating unique smile makeovers to give his patients healthy, beautiful teeth to increase function and comfort. Dr. Tomazin will listen to your concerns and examine your teeth before providing options for your own custom smile makeover. 

What Options Do I Have for a Smile Makeover?

When considering a smile makeover, patients generally have three main concerns about their smiles: crooked, discolored, and/or missing teeth. Through varying treatments and procedures, these can all be addressed during the makeover, and some can be completed in one visit.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to create a uniform, stunning smile. They restore the appearance of crooked, damaged, missing, or discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers are a permanent covering bonded to the natural tooth to restore function and appearance. Veneers are ideal for moderate corrections and can be applied to multiple teeth and the entire mouth.

Dental Bonding

Your dentist will use a composite resin material and bond it to your natural teeth to repair chips, cracks, or gaps. Dental bonding is ideal for minor imperfections and can be applied to one or multiple teeth for a seamless appearance. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. This procedure is not only cosmetic but also essential to overall oral health. When a tooth is missing for too long, the underlying jawbone begins to resorb and decrease in size, which can result in a hollow or misshapen appearance to the face. A dental implant maintains the bone strength while mimicking the look and function of a natural tooth, making it the ideal solution for missing teeth. 

Placing a dental implant is a multi-step procedure. Your dentist will insert the implant through the gumline into the jawbone as a supportive anchor. Once the implant is healed in the bone, your dentist will place a crown on top that looks and feels like a natural tooth. Before the crown is set, your dentist can professionally whiten your natural teeth and match the crown to your new smile for a cohesive look.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is far superior to over-the-counter alternatives. The solution used is much stronger and more effective, and you will be in a safe environment as a professional administers it. White, shiny teeth are the perfect way to complete your smile makeover, and teeth whitening can be used in conjunction with other services, such as dental implants. 

How Can I Care for My Teeth After a Smile Makeover? 

Each of these treatments, including implants, veneers, and bonding, all support the structure and aesthetics of your natural teeth. Implants and crowns function like regular teeth, so your smile makeover does not mean you must follow any special maintenance. 

You must practice diligent oral care to maintain the results of your smile makeover. Brushing and flossing twice daily are crucial, and an oral mouthwash between meals can help keep your mouth clean. 

If you have had your teeth whitened, you may want to avoid food and drink that stain them. Beverages such as red wine, coffee, and tea can cause teeth to become dingy again.

Lastly, continue seeing your dentist for regular checkups to monitor your teeth’ overall health and keep your smile makeover looking radiant. 

Interested in a Smile Makeover in Riverside, CA?

Dr. Chad Tomazin offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services, including creating customized smile makeovers for his patients. With an eye for facial balance and a commitment to patient safety, Dr. Tomazin provides stunning results. Call us today at (951) 686-3666 to schedule a consultation for your smile makeover.