Sometimes it can seem intimidating and even insurmountable to achieve a smile transformation, especially if you’re dealing with serious dental damage. Our Glendale dentists are here to help you understand what cosmetic and restorative options are available to you, and to support you in the process of building a personalized treatment plan. Today we’re getting started by quickly reviewing just some of the treatments that are common employed in smile makeovers.
Before we can consider aesthetic results, we have to make sure that your smile is healthy, stable, and strong. Our dental team never sacrifices dental health in order to achieve a visual result. So, if you come into our office with existing oral health issues, we’ll likely recommend that you complete treatment to deal with these issues promptly. This may involve receiving a crown or filling for a tooth that is infected or damaged. If you’re dealing with severe dental damage a root canal may be appropriate. We also offer periodontal treatment to help people with ongoing gum tissue infections.
Now, the line between what is cosmetic and what is restorative is not always crystal clear; many of the treatments that we offer deliver both aesthetic and functional results. For example, you need a crown in order to restore a damaged tooth, but the crowns we use—CEREC crowns—also offer aesthetic benefits, as they are crafted from natural-looking porcelain. If you’re missing teeth, you will, for the sake of your oral health, need to find a prosthesis to restore your smile. It just so happens that all of the tooth replacement options we offer—like dental implants—are completely customizable to suit the patient’s needs and appearance. Even treatments that are usually considered “primarily cosmetic” treatments can concurrently boost the health of your smile.
Invisalign treatment allows you to improve the dental alignment of your natural teeth, without having to use uncomfortable and unsightly metal brackets and wires. Our team offers dental bonding and LUMINEERS, so that you can resurface your existing teeth, and even close gaps in your smile. And, of course, if you want to quickly refresh the appearance of your smile, non-invasive teeth whitening delivers exceptional results for many dental patients.
Every smile makeover treatment plan is different, because every plan is personalized to fit the patient’s unique needs. So, if you want to learn more about the treatments we offer, please feel free to contact our Glendale dentists to schedule a consultation!