Smile Makeover Candidates: Six Common Concerns By Dr. Jose Valenzuela on March 28, 2022

Portrait of woman smiling on dark backgroundWe smile when we’re happy, but studies show that smiling itself can help improve your mood. However, if you are worried about the appearance of your teeth, you may not have the confidence to smile in public.

A smile makeover can improve the appearance of your teeth and help you feel your best. Smile makeover candidates have good oral health overall but have multiple cosmetic concerns they want to address to rejuvenate the appearance of their smile.

At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Mexico, we serve patients in Mexicali and across the border in Yuma, AZ, and surrounding areas. With advanced digital technology, we can design your enhanced smile by helping you choose the right size, shape, and color for your teeth. Contact us today to learn more.

Here are six common concerns that smile makeover candidates have: 

1. Chips and Cracks

As long as dental chips and cracks haven’t created oral health issues, we can address them with cosmetic solutions like dental bonding and veneers. Bonding involves the application of dental resin directly to the tooth to improve the color and shape. Veneers are thin, porcelain shells custom-made to fit over the front surface of the teeth to hide imperfections.

2. Dental Stains

If your teeth are discolored due to smoking or from drinks like wine or coffee, an in-office teeth whitening treatment can restore them to their former brightness. However, professional whitening treatments work best for extrinsic dental stains. Smile makeover candidates who have intrinsic dental stains from trauma, medications, or aging may need veneers to cover the discoloration. 

3. Excess Gum Tissue

Do your teeth look short? Do your gums draw attention away from your teeth? Do some of your teeth appear shorter than others? You probably have excess gum tissue, which creates a gummy smile.

We use a soft tissue laser to remove excess gum tissue and reshape your gum line. Our diode laser allows for precise incisions and avoids the need for a scalpel and sutures.

4. Missing Teeth

There are several different options to replace missing teeth. For multiple missing teeth in a row, a porcelain dental bridge can be placed using crowns on the natural teeth on either side of the gap. We also offer dental implants which are placed directly in the jaw bone. Both options improve the look and function of your teeth.

5. Minor Decay

Teeth with minor decay can be treated quickly and easily with fillings or crowns. Our practice uses composite resin to match the color of your teeth so fillings are virtually invisible. For teeth with more damage, a crown can protect and restore the integrity of a decayed tooth.

6. Crooked Teeth

For a smile that’s misaligned or crooked, Invisalign® is a more comfortable alternative to traditional braces. The removable, clear aligners shift your teeth gently and gradually while still being discreet. Veneers can also make your smile appear straighter and more symmetrical.

Also Consider: Cost and Timeline

How long it takes to complete your smile makeover and how much the treatment costs depends on your customized treatment plan. Depending on your concerns and needs, this process can be completed in as little as two weeks or 18 months or longer.

There is no predetermined cost for a smile makeover. The overall price will be determined by your goals, oral health, and the treatments you decide on. We do our best to offer treatment plans that keep costs low and fit your budget.

During your initial consultation, you will be given all the information you need to decide whether or not you want to move forward with your smile makeover.

Contact Us to Improve Your Smile

Your journey to a bright and healthy smile starts here at our state-of-the-art practice. We provide all our patients with the latest technology, reasonable prices, and unmatched care. Call us at (928) 792-2156 or contact us online.

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Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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