Enhancing your smile gives you an accessory that you can show off every day for the rest of your life. They say that smiles are one of the first things that people notice. In fact, there have even been experiments that show people with beautiful teeth tend to make better impressions, are seen as friendlier, and even do better on job interviews.
Investing in your smile is a gift to yourself that keeps on giving! When it comes to Mesa cosmetic dentistry, what options are there to choose from?
Professional teeth whitening is usually the first step in any smile makeover. By brightening your teeth, you have a whiter palate to work with. You might not even need much work done at all! But most importantly, having whiter teeth will allow us to match other cosmetic restorations to a lighter shade of tooth enamel. Because if you get something like a filling or crown, it’s not possible to bleach that material into a whiter shade at a later point in time. It’s best to start with a bright base from the beginning.
Dental Veneers are porcelain restorations that we bond to the front-side of the teeth in your smile zone. They can make your smile look straighter and whiter without any braces or bleaching! Veneers are ideal for people with healthy teeth, but who otherwise dislike the look of their natural smile.
Porcelain veneers offer that “go big or go home” smile transformation that a lot of people want. They’re also customizable for a unique flair that looks and feels as great as natural teeth.
Bonding is a fast and effective option for covering specific aesthetic flaws. For issues like pitted enamel, surface stains, or a small chip/gap in your smile, you can see same day results. Bonding uses tooth-colored composite that’s shaped onto your tooth, filling in the irregularity. Dr. Huynh places it by hand, for results that blend in with your smile’s natural shape. Best of all, numbing may not even be needed, and we can complete the procedure in about half an hour.
Bonding is ideal if there are only one or two teeth causing an issue.
A rough or uneven edge on your tooth can easily be smoothed out, allowing it to blend in with its neighbors. Recontouring adjusts the shape of the tooth by reducing areas that are atypical or bulky.
Have a “gummy” smile or teeth that look lopsided? Shorter than they should? Gum recontouring is a type of treatment used to help teeth look fuller and longer, especially in situations where there’s excess gingival tissue.
Composite restorations are made of tooth-colored material that blends in with your smile. We can select the exact shade so that it’s indistinguishable from the enamel around it. That way you can repair areas of decay anywhere in your mouth without detracting from your smile’s appearance. That’s not possible with traditional silver fillings!
If you’re thinking of changing out older restorations with something tooth-colored, a white filling or ceramic crown is usually the best option.
Crowns cover, protect, and reinforce teeth that are too damaged to repair with a filling. They offer additional support beyond a veneer (which only covers the front of a tooth) since they cover the entire structure up to the gums.
A porcelain crown is ideal if your tooth is severely worn, fractured, decayed, or has other structural issues. Like veneers, we can select the shade and hue of the porcelain for optimal aesthetics.
Have missing teeth? Why not consider incorporating dental implants into your smile makeover? No matter how many teeth are missing, implants can be paired with dental crowns, bridges, or even hybrid “All-on-4” implant devices to restore your smile.
Implants are non-invasive to other teeth and designed to last a lifetime.
Which Option is Best for You?
During your smile makeover consultation, Dr. Huynh will discuss which options are appropriate for your needs, then weigh the advantages of each one for your situation. Together, both of you can decide which type of treatment — or combination thereof — will help you achieve the goal you’re looking for. The truth is that most smile makeovers don’t consist of a single treatment; they’re usually a combination of one or two, or a few different strategies
Schedule Your One-on-One Evaluation
Call Eastport Dental in Mesa to reserve an exam with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Vinh Huynh, DMD. Flexible payment options are available!