Smile Makeover in Grapevine, TX
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, we can design a custom smile makeover procedure to transform your smile. A smile makeover typically describes the use of multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you an attractive smile.
There are many different smile makeover combinations possible, but the only way to know what’s the right combination of procedures for you is to talk to a cosmetic dentist. If you are looking for a smile makeover in the Dallas area, please call (817) 481-6888 today for an appointment with Dr. Becky Coats at Grapevine Dental Care in Grapevine, TX.
Smile Makeover Principles
The basic logic behind a smile makeover is that your goal is to achieve an attractive smile, not just receive certain dental procedures. Most of the time, achieving an attractive smile takes more than one procedure to achieve optimal results.
During your consultation, we will talk to you about your goals for your smile makeover, as well as any restrictions you might have to work within. At the optimal intersection between these two categories, we will find your smile makeover.
What are you hoping to achieve with your makeover? A smile makeover is capable of correcting multiple tooth complaints at once, but remember that the more goals you try to achieve in a single makeover, the more limited your options, and, generally, the more expensive they become.
Whiter Teeth: One of the main concerns people have about their teeth these days is that they’re too yellow. The color of our teeth is associated with our age and health, so people wanting to look younger and more healthy want to ensure their smile is white enough. Teeth whitening is the least invasive method for whitening teeth. Teeth whitening can’t whiten all discolored teeth and the results are short-term. People who are looking for longer-term results or are looking to whiten teeth discolored from within should consider porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
Straighter Teeth: If you are unhappy with teeth that aren’t aligned properly, whether they’re tipped, tilted, crowded, or gapped, then you probably want to straighten your teeth. The most common approach to straightening teeth is orthodontics like Invisalign, which move your teeth into the desired position. But porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and even dental bonding can be used to reshape your teeth to achieve similar effects in many cases.
Repaired Teeth: Many people are unhappy with some of the minor damage that can occur with trauma, decay, or daily wear. Minor chips and cracks can be repaired with dental bonding or porcelain veneers. More extensive damage may need dental crowns to repair, possibly with a root canal to address possible infection.
More Attractive Restorations: If you’ve had restorative dentistry or even cosmetic dentistry that is unattractive, you might be looking to replace them with more attractive, natural-looking ones. Sometimes your restorations started out attractive but aged poorly. Other times your restorations may have never been attractive. We can swap out old restorations for new ones, such as replacing old metal fillings with ceramic tooth-colored fillings.
Long-Lasting Results: In addition to achieving attractive results, you may want to ensure that your results last a long time. To ensure longer-lasting results, we might recommend porcelain veneers rather than dental bonding, for example, dental implants rather than a dental bridge, or orthodontics rather than porcelain veneers.
Of course, we all have to work within restrictions placed on us by our schedules and our situation. Fortunately, we can often work around restrictions to achieve your desired goals.
Cost: Cost is one of the most common restrictions people face. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce the cost of your makeover. For example, dental bonding might be used rather than porcelain veneers. Financing can help bridge the gap between your budget and your goals. We can also stagger treatments to help them fit better into your budget.
Time: Everyone has limited time, but it can be limited in different ways. If you need to have an attractive smile in the next few weeks, we might recommend teeth straightening with veneers rather than orthodontics or a dental bridge rather than a dental implant.
Bite: Sometimes we discover that an imbalanced bite is the source of many of your problems. We likely won’t be able to achieve your cosmetic goals without restoring your bite. We will use T-Scan, K-7, and CBCT to measure the properties of your bite to ensure it’s healthy and balanced and won’t destroy your restorations.
What Will Your Smile Makeover Be?
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile in the Dallas area and you want to learn how we can help, please call (817) 481-6888 today for a smile makeover consultation at Grapevine Dental Care in Grapevine.