Instant Smile Makeover Options
By Dr. David Wyse on October 28, 2019
Keeping your smile looking its best can be difficult. That’s why cosmetic dentistry is so popular and essential. Dr. Jay W. Chrisman and Dr. David D. Wyse can combine multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures into a smile makeover, which can greatly enhance your appearance.
Our Bloomington, IL dental practice also offers instant smile makeovers, which can also have dramatic benefits for the appearance of your smile in just a fraction of the time required for a regular smile makeover. Let’s discuss instant smile makeovers and whether or not they would be a good treatment option for you.
How Traditional Smile Makeovers Work
A traditional smile makeover involves the use of various cosmetic dentistry procedures that treat aesthetic flaws affecting the teeth and gums. This could include dental bonding, teeth whitening, and various methods of gum augmentation and contouring. These procedures are performed in combination over the course of a few dental visits.
What Makes an Instant Smile Makeover Different
An instant smile makeover involves the use of porcelain veneers to treat different problems that affect your front teeth. These thin shells of dental ceramic mask problems from view, making your smile look flawless. Only porcelain veneers are used in an instant smile makeover.
Problems That Porcelain Veneers Can Treat
We often use porcelain veneers at our Bloomington dental center to treat the following cosmetic flaws:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Tooth gaps
- Minor spacing issues
- Uneven tooth size
- Smile asymmetry
How “Instant” Is an Instant Smile Makeover
In terms of treatment times, “instant” is a relative term.
It takes two visits to place porcelain veneers. One visit to prep teeth and take impressions, another visit about a week to 10 days later to place the finished veneers.
Two visits roughly 10 days apart is a relative instant compared to the weeks or even months that may be required for a traditional smile makeover.
The Results of an Instant Smile Makeover
An instant smile makeover can be just as effective as a traditional smile makeover in terms of enhancing your appearance and helping you look your best. Porcelain veneers are semi-translucent, which means that natural and artificial light will affect their appearance just like natural tooth enamel. Up close or from a distance, your smile will look pristine and no one will notice you have veneers in place.
Good Candidates for an Instant Smile Makeover
Good candidates for an instant smile makeover are people who have cosmetic flaws affecting their front teeth. They should be in otherwise good dental health and not suffer from any other flaws that impact the gum contour or the color of their natural teeth.
We can evaluate your situation and determine candidacy for a smile makeover during the consultation process. If you’re not an ideal candidate for an instant smile makeover, we can discuss traditional smile makeover options and what procedures would be ideal for your needs.
Learn More About Instant Smile Makeovers
If you live in the Bloomington area and would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and whether or not they are a good option for you and your needs, be sure to contact our skilled cosmetic and restorative dentists. The team at Chrisman & Wyse Cosmetic & General Dentistry can be reached by phone at (309) 663-6393.
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