It’s common to go to the dentist with a cavity or chipped tooth. However, sometimes multiple ongoing dental problems need to be addressed. Just because you’re suffering from several dental problems doesn’t mean you have to deal with hiding behind an unhealthy smile. It’s important not only for your health but also for your confidence, that you trust a Buckhead family dentist to give you a complete smile makeover with a full mouth restoration.
At Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we provide a complete smile makeover to address each problem and concern in your dental health to give you back that beautiful shining smile you long for.
Why You May Need a Smile Makeover
A smile makeover is available for patients who have multiple dental health problems, such as broken teeth, cracked fillings, missing teeth, and even discolored teeth. In some cases, patients suffer from genetic diseases such as Taurodontism or Amelogenesis imperfecta which can have a deeply negative impact and require a full smile makeover to improve oral health.
When receiving a smile makeover from your Buckhead family dentist, your overall physical dental structure is improved, making it easier to chew food. Other improvements include the ability to speak naturally and more fluently. Patients can even find relief if they’re experiencing facial issues such as sunken cheeks.
Just like other dental treatments, your smile makeover starts with a consultation. Your dentist will go over the options with you and create an effective treatment plan to restore your dental health and wonderful smile.
Dental treatment options include:
If you are missing teeth, whether from trauma or decay, dental implants can help regain your smile. A dental implant is a durable titanium screw that imitates the natural root of your tooth and is permanently anchored to your jawbone. This creates a natural look that seamlessly blends in with the rest of your teeth and makes you forget you ever lost a tooth in the first place.
Dental implants are designed to protect your bite. After you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth begin to naturally move into the space. This movement throws off your bite which leads to headaches, pain while chewing and other issues. When some patients lose a tooth, their jawbone begins to disintegrate. Dental implants can stop this process from happening and save you from excruciating pain.
A dental implant lasts for a significantly longer period than other dental prosthetics. The metal post should last your entire life, while the crown can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years depending on your oral hygiene habits.
A dental bridge is another great option to restore your smile. Sometimes, if several teeth are missing, a dental bridge is used to fill up the spaces of missing teeth to give the illusion of teeth emerging from the gum line. If you have sound bone structure, a dental bridge is often recommended over dentures and other removable appliances because it provides the closest possibility of receiving full functionality and the look of natural teeth.
Dental bridges provide a lifelike tooth appearance since they’re created from porcelain and will perform much closer to the natural teeth level. Dental bridges can address as little as one missing tooth or the majority of teeth in a missing area.
There are two types of dental bridges: implant retained bridges and tooth retained bridges. Implant retained bridges use dental implants to anchor the bridge into place. Tooth retained bridges use your natural surrounding teeth to securely create an anchor for the bridge.
A dental crown may be recommended during your smile makeover as it serves a wide range of purposes. If you need to restore a large existing filling or have a growing amount of decay that compromises the overall health of the tooth, a dental crown is the ideal treatment option. A crown can replace missing surfaces of a tooth to give you back your full beautiful smile.
A dental crown reshapes your tooth. Each crown is individually crafted to mimic your bite and dental anatomy. A crown is made by creating a physical impression taken from your mouth or with a 3D digital scanner to capture the necessary information regarding your anatomy and bite. The impression is then processed into a plastic or stone model in order for the crown to be fabricated.
While dental crowns come in a variety of materials such as metal, resin, and gold, porcelain crowns are a popular material choice for their natural beauty that blends in with the rest of your mouth.
Sometimes the color, shape or aesthetic condition of your teeth needs to be addressed to give you back your full confidence. Porcelain veneers are the perfect option to give you that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted while fixing chipped, spaced or misshapen teeth. Even if your teeth have been worn down over time, porcelain veneers can fully restore their natural beauty.
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain added one layer at a time to give you the perfect shade and shape you desire. This material is then cured to create a hardened exterior before being cemented onto your natural teeth. What’s wonderful about porcelain veneers is that they give you a permanently beautiful and everlasting smile compared to traditional whitening procedures that can fade over time.
During your smile makeover, detailed measurements are taken of the size, desired shape, length and shade of the teeth, all while keeping your facial features and shape in mind to create a gorgeous custom smile unique to you.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Buckhead Family Dentist Today
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so if you have extensive dental problems getting in the way, a smile makeover may be the answer. At Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we want to help you regain your health, confidence and beautiful smile.
To learn more about how we can provide you with a stunning smile makeover, call us today at 404-400-0400 or reach out to us on our website to set up a consultation.