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 schedule an appointment with a Grand Rapids dentist today. They will be able to create a treatment plan for your entire smile, not just one tooth.

In this blog post, we will be going over the different types of dental restorations that could help you feel confident with your smile.

You may want to consider a smile makeover for the following:

  • 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 the tooth. A lot of cosmetic dental issues can be fixed with porcelain veneers. Patients come to a cosmetic dentistry three times: the initial consultation with the dentist, prepping the tooth, and bonding the veneer to the tooth. Porcelain veneers fix chipped, cracked, uneven, or discolored teeth. They can also be used to fill in small gaps between teeth.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is similar to porcelain veneers except it can be completed in one visit to the dentist’s office. Instead of creating a custom veneer to fit your tooth, the dentist applies a special composite resin that bonds to your tooth and mimics the look of natural tooth enamel. Cosmetic bonding is perfect for patients with minor imperfections in their smile.

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 teeth. Bridges work by placing a false tooth between two natural teeth or implants capped with crowns. The false tooth is then cemented into place.

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 teeth that are either 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.

Teeth Whitening

Are you not getting the results you want with whitening toothpaste, strips, and trays? Your cosmetic dentist can either make a whitening tray customized to your smile or suggest in-office professional teeth whitening treatment. Your cosmetic dentist can help you achieve a radiant smile you’ll be excited to show off.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are for patients who are missing one or two teeth. You must also have healthy jaw bone tissue to be a candidate for dental implants. The actual implant is a titanium rod inserted into the jaw bone to serve as the “root” for your false tooth. An abutment is then used to secure the 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 a beautiful smile.

The Grand Rapids dentists at Lake Michigan Dental have dedicated their careers to providing patients with the highest level of dental care. For more information about our smile makeover and other cosmetic dentistry services, call our cosmetic dental practice at (616) 453-8211.