You deserve to have the smile you’ve always wanted.
Your smile is a big deal. A great smile is directly linked to success in work and relationships; not to mention, having confidence in your smile means you’ll be eager to share it with the world.
If you’re not happy with your smile, it’s time to change that with a smile makeover.
There are many reasons to get a smile makeover. A new role at work may put you in a very visible position where first impressions are crucial. Recent tooth loss may leave you feeling self-conscious about the smile you once loved. Or, perhaps, you had restorative or cosmetic work in the past and you’re no longer happy with the results.
Whatever the case may be, Ada Smile Place is ready to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
The foundation of your smile is the health of your teeth and gums.
Smile makeovers tend to focus on aesthetics, but before cosmetic care can take place, it’s important to make sure your smile is as healthy as it can be. Without healthy teeth and gums, restorative and cosmetic care simply won’t be effective in the long haul.
Untreated tooth decay and gum disease are the two most common dental problems. If one of our dentists finds you have an untreated cavity or signs of gum disease, we can provide a few different services to help you reclaim your oral health.
Cavities are a very common issue, and thankfully, they’re often an easy fix.
When tooth decay is caught and treated before it degrades the structural integrity of your tooth, a filling is often all that’s needed. Your dentist will remove the decay and fill in the hole with a tooth-colored composite material that will color-match your surrounding teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings may also be used to patch small, superficial chips on the teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
When tooth decay has progressed too far and you’re in pain, a root canal may be necessary.
Root canal therapy is the process of removing the diseased pulp and nerves from within the tooth. The end result is a pain-free, healthy tooth. Root canals have gotten a bad rap in the past, but thanks to modern dentistry advancements and a gentle touch, most patients find their root canal experience to be as easy as getting a filling.
After your root canal is complete, you will need a dental crown to protect the tooth. While root canals do salvage decayed teeth, once the pulp layer is removed, your tooth is left very fragile. Your crown will prevent any damage from occurring to the tooth after treatment.
Periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease, can come in varying forms. Mild gum disease is known as gingivitis, while severe gum disease is known as periodontitis.
Periodontal therapy is the treatment of periodontal disease through specialized deep cleaning from one of our hygienists. The treatment beyond cleaning is something we carefully map out based on a patient’s specific needs. We may also provide antibiotics for patients with periodontal infections. In some cases, we may recommend Perio Protect trays. Perio Protect trays create an oxygen-rich environment, which lowers the amount of bad bacteria that is linked to periodontal disease. It’s like a hyperbaric oxygen chamber for your gums.
Restorative care will fill the gaps in your smile and protect weakened teeth.
After your teeth and gums are healthy, you can look into restorative care.
Restorative dentistry is a term for dental care that focuses on strengthening weakened teeth, as well as replacing missing teeth. Restorative dentistry can be a smile makeover all on its own, or it can be used in conjunction with cosmetic care.
Missing teeth are an issue faced by millions of Americas and are often a primary reason why smile makeovers are pursued. Oftentimes when tooth decay or severe gum disease is left untreated for too long, the only option is extraction. Injuries, like an impact to the mouth, can also result in missing teeth.
The process of getting a dental implant takes a few months due to a three- to four- month healing time for the jawbone to integrate with the titanium implant post. However, the results are the most natural, comfortable, and permanent solution for missing teeth.
Dental implants can also be used for multiple missing teeth in the form of an implant-supported dental bridge. Patients with dentures who would like a superior fix can also get implant-supported dentures (partial or full).
Crowns are very versatile. In addition to protecting a tooth after a root canal, they can also be used to restore teeth that have a cavity too large for a filling or fix a chronically sensitive tooth that has worn enamel. Crowns can be considered cosmetic, too.
If you have a permanently discolored tooth or a tooth with some sort of damage, like a chip, a crown can be the perfect fix. This allows you to keep your otherwise healthy tooth but also address the cosmetic issue that’s bothering you.
Porcelain crowns are very popular, but you can also get porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFTM) crowns or even gold. Porcelain and PFTM crowns are the most natural option, as they are tooth-colored and will be color-matched to your smile.
Cosmetic care and orthodontics are the finishing touches for your perfect smile.
For dental issues that can’t be fixed with restorative care, cosmetic dentistry is the solution.
Cosmetic dentistry tends to focus mostly on how your smile looks, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t functional benefits to these services as well. For example, getting your teeth straightened will undoubtedly improve your smile’s appearance, but it also will make it easier to keep your teeth and gums clean when brushing and flossing.
Porcelain veneers are the ultimate smile makeover treatment option when you want a total transformation.
The veneers will fix a number of smile issues, including permanent staining and discoloration, chipping and general wear, mild to moderate crookedness, unusual gapping between teeth, minor crowding, misshapen teeth, and more.
Getting veneers is a permanent decision, meaning you can’t go without veneers after getting them. This is due to your dentist needing to remove a small amount of the enamel on your natural teeth to place the veneers over them. However, the veneer set you get can be replaced with a new set in the future.
If you don’t want veneers or you have very crooked/misaligned teeth, orthodontic care is the best smile makeover solution.
Ada Smile Place offers traditional braces, but the average adult will likely be much more interested in Invisalign or Six Month Smiles. Invisalign is the most subtle option, with treatment time averaging about 12 to 18 months. Six Month Smiles is an alternative to both metal braces and Invisalign, and you could say it combines the advantages of both.
Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and wires rather than clear aligners. So while slightly more noticeable than Invisalign, it’s still very subtle compared to metal braces. Six Month Smiles works faster than Invisalign, with treatment being as quick as six to nine months.
Begin your smile makeover by scheduling a consultation at Ada Smile Place.
The first step in a smile makeover is to schedule a consultation with our dental team.
During the consultation, your dentist will perform a thorough examination, discuss your smile goals, and create a treatment plan that fits your needs. Afterward, we’ll schedule your future appointments, and you’ll soon be back in our office to start your smile makeover.