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Cosmetic Smile Makeover: Everything You Need To Know

Are you considering getting a smile makeover? Our cosmetic dentistry options allow you to design a gorgeous new smile with the help of our skilled cosmetic dentists. By choosing or combining the right cosmetic dental procedures, your teeth can quickly become your favorite accessory. 

A beautiful smile is an excellent investment. Thanks to various cosmetic dentistry techniques, you can combat everything from chipped or misshaped teeth to stained enamel or tooth loss. Your smile makeover can boost your self-esteem as well as your oral function for a healthier, happier lifestyle! 

Custom Smile Makeovers

Each smile makeover we complete is unique. During your initial evaluation, we’ll discuss things about your smile that you’d like to change. From your likes to your dislikes, your smile makeover is 100% tailored to you

It’s extremely common for us to incorporate multiple cosmetic dentistry options to complete a smile makeover. Very rarely is it a “once and done” process, where only one treatment is utilized. Rather, we approach your smile as a whole, while our cosmetic dentist fine-tunes specific areas to compliment the overall appearance at one time. 

More than likely we’ll be able to provide you with a few different care plan options to consider. Rarely is there only one treatment that’s right for everyone. 

Before and after
Before and After
Before and After

Porcelain Veneers

For the most amazing smile makeover possible, dental veneers are second to none. The appearance of each veneer is handcrafted for optimal aesthetics, brightness, and tooth alignment (without orthodontics.)

Depending on your smile’s appearance, you may need anywhere from 6-8 or more veneers across your upper front teeth. Typically, we don’t place veneers on the lower front teeth because of the way your bite is aligned. But veneers can easily be paired with Invisalign, teeth whitening, recontouring, or dental bonding to complement other areas of concern. 

Veneers are meant specifically for teeth that are healthy, free of tooth decay, and are not impacted by gum disease. We’ll want to schedule a consultation beforehand to make sure you qualify for this premier cosmetic treatment. 

Gingival Recontouring

Uneven gumlines can detract from the way your teeth look. Perhaps the crowns of your teeth appear short, uneven, or you have a “gummy” smile. Gingival contouring is a safe and fast way to address gummy smiles and uneven tissues by adjusting the shape of your gumlines.

Our cosmetic dentists use state-of-the-art laser technology to safely adjust your gingival tissues with no irritation or lengthy recovery times. In fact, laser gummy smile treatment is fast and gentle. An over-the-counter pain reliever may not even be necessary. The laser allows for accurate tissue reshaping with next to no swelling or bleeding, which means no stitches or surgical dressings. 

Teeth Whitening

During your initial smile makeover consultation, we will usually suggest using some type of teeth whitening treatment to brighten your smile. Whether you have mild discoloration or severely stained teeth, whitening treatment provides you with a bright template to work with. Since we will want to match each of your tooth-colored treatments to your enamel, it’s essential that your teeth are bright from the beginning.

For best results, always use a professional teeth whitening system. These products use safe, concentrated ingredients for proven results. Choose between a same-day whitening visit or a set of custom take-home whitening trays. 

To take things to the next level, consider adding your whitening gel to your Invisalign trays for brighter and straighter teeth without orthodontic appliances. 

Dental Implants

Do you have missing teeth? You can restore both confidence and oral function with a permanent dental implant. These state-of-the-art treatments provide you with a lifelong tooth replacement that performs similar to an anatomical tooth.

With implants, our dentists are able to replace missing teeth without altering the structure of the teeth on either side. Implants are minimally invasive, comfortable, and easy to care for. 

Perhaps you have more than one or two missing teeth and need to restore your entire smile. Implants are great for multi-tooth and full-arch restorations as well. As fixed appliances, implants can work in pairs to support fixed prosthetics that blend in with your natural oral anatomy. It’s possible to use as few as four implants total to restore an entire arch of teeth (upper or lower.)

Dental Crowns

If you have a severely chipped, worn, or broken tooth, a porcelain crown offers both protection and cosmetic enhancement. This procedure is designed to extend the life and function of a tooth that’s otherwise at risk for additional fractures. 

The shape of crowns is different than veneers in that they cover the entire tooth up to the gumline. We can select exactly how the tooth is shaped and colored for optimal aesthetic results. If you don’t qualify for cosmetic veneers, porcelain crowns may still be a great option. 

Ceramic crowns can also be placed on top of dental implants to replace individual missing teeth. The final restoration is matched to your surrounding smile so that no one will have to know any different. 

Other Cosmetic Dental Treatments

This is not a comprehensive list of cosmetic dentistry treatments in Chattanooga. However, they are some of our most popular. For our patients who do not need crowns or veneers but have a small chip (or gap) in their enamel, bonding is an excellent and fast option to consider. Bonding quickly covers these tiny flaws to help the tooth look whole again. 

If you have areas of tooth decay that need to be repaired, minimally invasive white composite fillings are another excellent choice. White fillings are restorative treatments, but their aesthetic appeal helps even unhealthy smiles to look and feel their very best. 

Smile Makeover Dentist in Chattanooga

McOmie Family Dentistry provides friendly, gentle smile makeover treatments for people of all ages. So, whether you wish you had a straighter smile or need to replace missing teeth, we’re able to help. Flexible financing options are also available. 

Contact our Chattanooga cosmetic dentistry office today to find out which aesthetic options are right for you!

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