What’s Involved in a Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeover?

Have you ever wondered, “what is a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover comprised of?” The truth is, every smile makeover is extremely unique to the individual. Perhaps you have stained or crooked teeth that make you feel too embarrassed to smile. Or you have teeth broken off at the gum line that needs to be replaced. Achieving a beautiful smile is what our cosmetic dentists excel at. Whether you have one or more teeth that need attention, each of our smile makeovers is tailored to your unique concerns and vision.

Aesthetic Components Of A Smile Makeover

Symmetry and health are key to a beautiful smile. If your natural teeth are worn, you have discolored teeth, or suffer from a misaligned bite, it can detract from your facial esthetics. The foundation of all smile makeovers is to achieve health and balance, from one side of your smile to the other. Typically, we begin by addressing oral health concerns like gum disease. From there, our cosmetic dentist may suggest starting with addressing your tooth color with whitening. That way any additional treatment—such as implants, porcelain crowns or veneers—can match the natural teeth adjacent to them.

How Can I Improve My Smile?

The key to your new smile is working closely with our dentist to plan what you want the final results to look like. Are you hoping to close gaps, even out your gums, or replace your dentures? Our dentists will curate a unique care plan of your individual bite, listing out the appropriate procedures or treatment options that best address your needs. In most situations, there will be two or more procedures you can consider. A great cosmetic dental team will utilize various dental work to adapt it to the individual. For example, you might qualify for porcelain veneers or gain the same results from Invisalign. As you weigh the advantages of each, you can completely transform your smile in a way that fits your lifestyle, timeline, and budget. The better you communicate with our Camas cosmetic dentist, the more curated our dental services will be. Your written treatment plan will outline one or several cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as the pricing and timeline required.

Preview Your New Smile

Next comes a “wax up.” This smile makeover preview allows you to visualize what our Camas cosmetic dentist can do to your teeth before the actual cosmetic dental procedures are booked. Maybe we are reshaping your teeth with veneers, placing crowns over cracked teeth, or adjusting tooth length where there is severe wear. Your diagnostic model will allow you to see the shape and color of each tooth, as proposed by our cosmetic dentist. Wax ups are extremely important tools in smile makeovers, especially if you’re getting porcelain dental veneers across several teeth.

Cost of a Smile Makeover

Investing in a smile makeover is life changing. But of course, most people want to know how much it will cost. Part of your cosmetic dentistry plan is tailoring the smile makeover to your budget. We can substitute certain treatments to make your smile makeover more affordable. And in some situations, we will also apply your insurance coverage toward the cost of treatment. Porcelain dental crowns and dental implants can usually be applied to your coverage, whereas teeth whitening or porcelain veneers cannot.
Our Camas office also offers flexible payment options to easily finance the total cost of your smile makeover. Enjoy 0% and low-interest payments that fit your monthly budget.

Ceramic Dental Crowns

For broken or severely damaged teeth, dental crowns provide both functional purposes as well as aesthetic ones. Each crown is designed to match surrounding teeth, so that it cannot be distinguished from other teeth whenever you smile. We can also place crowns on top of an implant if you’re replacing a missing tooth.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is non-invasive, fast, and effective. We recommend teeth whitening prior to other cosmetic dentistry treatments (even porcelain veneers in some cases) so that your overall smile looks as bright as possible. That way additional restorative procedures, regardless of what they are, will match the lighter color of your teeth.

Dental Implants

For missing teeth, dental implants look and feel almost as great as the real thing. The design of dental implants mimics that of a natural tooth. From single teeth to multiple-tooth implant restorations and permanent dentures, there are multiple ways that implants can be used to rehabilitate your mouth.

Composite Fillings

Do you need to replace old silver fillings or treat active areas of tooth decay in your smile? White, tooth colored composites are the perfect filling to consider. Made from the same material as composite bonding, your subtle restorations will rebuild decaying enamel for healthier teeth that look great too.

Enamel Shaping/Recontouring

Symmetry in your natural tooth helps your smile overall. But if one area is rough or too high, our cosmetic dentist can adjust the contour of your enamel for a great smile.

Dental Bonding

When you need to close gaps in teeth or cover small, chipped areas, composite bonding is a perfect choice. Bonding only requires one appointment to complete, and numbing isn’t usually necessary. The cosmetic material blends in with your tooth so that it isn’t visible when you smile. It’s one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer.

Porcelain Veneers

For a “go big or go home” transformation, dental veneers are second to none. The gold standard in cosmetic dentistry transformations, porcelain veneers cover the healthy teeth behind them, immediately changing the way that they look. Our Camas cosmetic dentist can specify the exact shape, color, and length of each tooth that’s being treated. Veneers only require 2-3 appointments in total, but transform your bite more dramatically than all other methods available.

Gum Reshaping

Do you have a “gummy” smile, teeth that look short, or gums that are uneven? Atypical gumlines can detract from the overall symmetry and appearance of your smile. Gum recontouring and gingivectomies create balance across your teeth and help your gum tissue look healthier. The adjusted gum line provides immediate results.

Orthodontics (Braces)

Crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth can be corrected with traditional braces, ceramic braces, or Invisalign. All braces options help reposition teeth for better function as well as cosmetic dentistry purposes. Most of our patients prefer Invisalign because of their comfort and invisible design.

Cosmetic Dentistry Consultations

Visit our dentist in Camas to learn more about your cosmetic and oral health options. We’ll be happy to provide you with a custom made makeover plan so that your mouth looks and feels its best!

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