Do You Need A Smile Makeover Grand Rapids

Do you find yourself hiding your smile in group photos? If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to consider a smile makeover. Our Grand Rapids cosmetic dentists can create a treatment plan for your entire smile, not just one tooth.

At Lake Michigan Dental, we offer multiple dental services that can help you feel more confident with your smile. You may want to consider a smile makeover if you’re dealing with:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Uneven teeth

Porcelain Veneers

A dental veneer is a porcelain shell cemented to the front of your tooth to improve the appearance of your smile. Many cosmetic dental issues can be fixed with porcelain veneers.

Patients will have to see our cosmetic dentists three times:

  1. Initial consultation with our dentists
  2. Tooth preparation
  3. Bonding the veneer to the tooth

Porcelain veneersfix chipped, cracked, uneven, or discolored teeth. They can also be used to fill in small gaps between your teeth.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is similar to porcelain veneers except it can be completed in one visit to our office! Instead of creating a custom veneer to fit your tooth, our dentists apply a special composite resin directly to your tooth that mimics the look of your natural tooth enamel. Cosmetic bondingis perfect for patients who want a quick solution to minor imperfections in their smile.

Teeth Whitening

Have you tried whitening toothpaste, strips, or trays? Have you been disappointed with your results? Our cosmetic dentist can either make a whitening tray customized to your smile or suggest in-office professional whitening treatment. We can help you achieve a radiant smile you’ll be excited to show off.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns cover the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gum line. The crown is essentially a tooth-shaped cap used to cover a tooth that is broken or decayed. Dental crowns mimic the shape and color of your natural tooth enamel so no one has to know you had cosmetic dental work done.

Dental Bridges

If you’re only missing one or two teeth, you may be a candidate for dental bridges. Like the name suggests, dental bridges “bridge” the gap between your teeth. Bridges work by placing a false tooth between your two natural teeth or between implants capped with crowns. The false tooth is then cemented in place.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are for patients who are missing one or two teeth. You must also have healthy jawbone tissue to be a candidate for dental implants.

A dental implant is made of a titanium rod inserted into the jawbone to serve as the “root” for your false tooth. An abutment is then used to secure a dental crown on top, which gives you the appearance and function of a natural tooth.

Full or Partial Dentures

If you have several teeth missing, it can be difficult to eat and speak properly. Thankfully, full and partial dentures allow patients to live a normal life, even with missing teeth.

Dentures give you the look and function of natural teeth. While living with dentures takes some adjusting, most patients enjoy being able to show off their beautiful new smile.

Get Started on Your Smile Makeover

Our Grand Rapids, MI, cosmetic dentists can provide a smile makeover that strengthens your oral health and enhances your natural beauty. Call Lake Michigan Dental today at (616) 453-8211, or contact us online for more information.

This blog post has been updated.