General Dentists & Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Austin, TX
A smile that makes you feel hopeless about your appearance isn’t a lost cause. With customized smile makeovers at Myers Dental on Spicewood Springs Road in Austin, Texas, you can make one or several improvements at a time until you have the ideal version of your own smile. To get started on your unique series of procedures and optimize your smile, call Myers Dental or book a consultation online today.
Smile Makeover Q & A
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a personalized, comprehensive process of working toward your ideal smile. At Myers Dental, the team sits down with you to start the process by identifying all of the parts of your smile that need work. You can discuss the features that stand out to you and cause you to dislike your smile, like short teeth, stains, misalignment, and empty gaps. The team contributes to the discussion and formulates a strategy to meet each of your goals.
During the consultation period, the team may also take X-rays and other images in order to get a better view of your back teeth, the roots of your teeth, and your jawbone. They use the images to minimize complications during your procedures.
What does a smile makeover include?
A typical smile makeover typically includes more than one procedure. They often consist of both cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, all aimed at optimizing the way your smile looks while ensuring that you still look like you. Each smile makeover is different; yours may have few or no similarities with the next patient’s. Your smile makeover might include these or other procedures:
Veneers are paper-thin porcelain shells that your dentist attaches to the fronts of your visible teeth to cover their flaws.
Bonding is a procedure that your dentist might suggest to reshape your teeth, repair small damages, or make them look longer. Your dentist shapes composite resin on your tooth, then hardens it into place.
Crowns are custom covers for your teeth. The team reduces the size of the tooth to make room for a crown to fit over it.
Bridges include one or two crowns or a metal framework that attaches to healthy, sturdy teeth. They also include one or more pontics, or false teeth, to bridge the gap left by missing teeth.
Dental implants are screw-like titanium posts that are surgically embedded into your jawbone. They act as tooth roots but hold crowns in position instead of your natural teeth.
How can I maintain the results of my smile makeover?
The results of your smile makeover require some maintenance if you want them to keep looking as great as they do after the procedures are complete. For instance, you’ll need to whiten your teeth intermittently to combat natural discoloration, and you may wish to replace veneers or crowns as they accumulate wear-and-tear.
For the most part, you can keep your smile looking great by continuing to brush, floss, and get regular dental cleanings at Myers Dental.
To get started on your one-of-a-kind smile makeover, call Myers Dental or book your consultation online today.