January 1, 2018
For many people around the world, waking up on Jan. 1 is a rejuvenating experience. You’re filled with the promise of the new year, and you’re excited to make positive changes that will stick with you for years to come. For some people, that means getting in shape or making a career change. But if you’re looking to renew your sense of confidence in 2018, consider a New Year smile makeover from Appalachian Dental Care.
A smile makeover works in the same way as any other makeover, but the results (including the boost of self-esteem) will last much longer than any new hairstyle or a new wardrobe. When you come to Appalachian Dental Care for a smile makeover, we’ll listen carefully to the items on your smile wishlist. Do you want to fix the shape of an irregular tooth? Or fix a “gummy smile?”
We’ll then work with you to create a custom treatment plan, a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures and even restorative dentistry procedures to help you achieve your ideal smile.
Read on for some of the procedures we can work into your personalized smile makeover. Then, call the highly skilled team in our Boone, NC office at 828-355-5673 to schedule your smile makeover consultation.
Dental Veneers: For A Fast, Dramatic Smile Transformation
Think for a moment about the things that make you self-conscious about your smile. Are there multiple things you would change if you had the chance? If so, dental veneers might be a great option for you.
Dental veneers are thin but durable pieces of porcelain or other material. They’re sort of like little contact lenses for your teeth. They’re made to your exact specifications, so you can use them to improve the appearance of your teeth, just like special contact lenses can be used to “change” your eye color.
For a dramatic transformation, the dental veneers are bonded to the fronts of your teeth using a special cement and curing light. This allows them to hide dental imperfections such as:
- Chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
- Worn down or misshapen teeth
- Minor misalignment issues
- Small gaps between teeth
One of the great things about dental veneers is that they’re extremely versatile. You can get just one placed to improve the appearance of a single problem tooth. Or, you can bond a dental veneer to every tooth that’s visible when you smile for a stunning new look.
Tooth Bonding: A Quick Fix For Minor Flaws
If you have relatively minor dental flaws you want to address, you might not need dental veneers to improve your smile. Tooth bonding is a cost-effective way to fix some of the same dental imperfections as dental veneers do, but with a procedure that requires less chair time and is incredibly affordable.
When you come to Appalachian Dental Care for a tooth bonding, we’ll first prepare the tooth. Then, we’ll apply a thin layer of tooth-colored resin to your tooth to conceal imperfections such as minor chips and cracks. We’ll harden the resin to ensure that the dental resin stays in place, and you’ll walk out of the office with a restored smile! It’s truly amazing how fixing small flaws in your smile can enhance your appearance.
For many patients, dental bonding has been a great way to improve their smiles. But, it’s important to note that the results are not as long-lasting as dental veneers. However, with proper care, your tooth bonding can last 10 years or more.
Gum Recontouring: For A ‘Gummy Smile’ Or Uneven Gum Line
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that your smile doesn’t just include your teeth! The appearance of your gums can make a huge difference. If you’re unhappy with your gum line — whether you have a gummy smile, an uneven gum line, or even if your gum line is receding — we have gentle solutions to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
If your gum line is receding, it’s likely a symptom of an aggressive form of gum disease called periodontitis. We can eradicate the infection and restore the gum line. Not only will it be more aesthetically pleasing, since gum line recession can cause your teeth to take on a strange elongated appearance, but it’ll also restore the health of your smile!
Consider A New Year Smile Makeover
A healthy smile is so much more than a physical attribute. It’s the foundation of first impressions and an outward expression of the happiness you feel inside. So, if you’ve been hiding your smile because of dental insecurities, it’s time to make a positive change in 2018!