A smile makeover will transform the aesthetics of your smile by improving the appearance of your teeth. Treatments involved in a smile makeover not only erase discoloration but can improve orthodontic problems and repair damage to your teeth.
This makes your teeth healthier, improves your oral hygiene, and protects your teeth from breakage. Improving your smile boosts your confidence which can cause an improved sense of well-being that carries over into the rest of your life.
You’ll be more poised to go after that job opportunity you’ve always wanted and will be less hesitant to go to social events and be in photos. A smile makeover can improve speech difficulties caused by misaligned, damaged, or missing teeth.
Patients who undergo cosmetic treatments are also more likely to keep up with oral hygiene habits at home and attend regular dental cleanings. The best part about a smile makeover is that it’s tailored to your individual needs and will fit your budget and schedule instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach.
A good candidate for a smile makeover is someone who has cosmetic issues with their teeth such as chips/cracks, enamel erosion, discoloration, gaps, misalignment, awkwardly shaped, or too small.
We offer a range of cosmetic treatments that can correct or hide all of these problems. However, it’s also important that you are in good oral health when starting cosmetic treatment. Any present oral health problems need to be treated with restorative treatment first.
If you have severely damaged teeth or severe orthodontic problems, cosmetic treatments may not be suitable to correct these problems. Broken teeth should be protected with dental crowns if they are salvageable and severe malocclusions may require braces.
Dr. Annesse will perform an oral exam and take x-rays during your consultation to identify these problems and advise you on the appropriate treatment.
A smile makeover is not exactly permanent because many of the cosmetic treatments involved in a smile makeover require continual maintenance and replacement. However, some treatments such as Invisalign that correct misaligned teeth can give you permanent results with the use of a retainer.
The only tooth restoration that can last for a lifetime is a dental implant. Some cosmetic treatments last longer than others, with veneers lasting for up to 15 years and whitening treatment lasting only 6 months to 3 years.
Even though these treatments are only temporary, as long as you go for maintenance appointments or replacements, you can enjoy your new smile transformation for the rest of your life. You can also extend the lifespan of your treatments by practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding sources of wear and tear and staining, and attending regular checkups and dental cleanings every 6 months.
If you’re interested in learning more and exploring your options for cosmetic dentistry in Leominster and Shirley, contact us for a consultation right away. You can give us a call at (978) 425-9088, or stop by our office at 228 Great Road, Shirley, MA 01464. During your appointment, Dr. Annese will examine your mouth and help you understand all of your options for a smile makeover. Take the first step toward your dream smile by getting in touch today!