If you’ve been watching reality TV over the past decade, you know what a makeover is. When most people think of a makeover, they think of drastically changing the way a person does her hair or dresses —however, more and more people are opting for smile makeovers as well. If you’re displeased with the way your teeth look, you might want to consider a smile makeover—after all, a bright, white, healthy smile is a key part of an attractive appearance. Read on to learn about common procedures often associated with smile makeovers.
If your teeth are hopelessly stained, crooked, or damaged, you might give up on the idea of them ever looking good again. If you choose to get porcelain veneers, you can cover your unsightly teeth with wafer-thin white porcelain shells. These days, porcelain veneers are more natural looking than ever—once installed, no one will be able to tell that your porcelain veneers aren’t your natural teeth!
If you neglect your dental hygiene and consume lots of sugary foods and drinks, you’ll likely to suffer a cavity in one or more of your teeth. To prevent your cavities from growing, you should get fillings as early as possible. Tooth-colored fillings are much less conspicuous than metal alloy fillings, and can help keep your teeth healthy for years to come.
You only get one set of permanent teeth, and losing a tooth can be a significant letdown. Fortunately, dentistry has advanced to the point where dentists can install permanent dental implants directly into the jawbone. Dental implants are incredibly durable and can blend seamlessly into your smile.
White, bright smiles are highly desirable, but very difficult to achieve with brushing alone. If you would like your teeth to be a couple shades whiter, consider asking your Manhattan cosmetic dentist about in-office whitening. Professional teeth whitening procedures are fast, easy, and very effective. If you’re interested in teeth whitening or any of the above smile makeover procedures, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS.