Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought to yourself “I don’t like my smile”? You may have crooked teeth, a gummy looking smile or just worn down aged smile. The power of a beautiful smile cannot be underestimated. It is extremely potent. We can help you with Smile Rejuvenation Cosmetic Smile Makeovers
A smile affects your self-image tremendously and has great psychological effect. It is one of your defining characteristics that affect not only your appearance and facial esthetics, but has a significant effect on your self-worth and self-confidence. It is an extension of your personality and it is one of your biggest assets.
A knock out smile represents beauty, happiness, kindness, likeability, compassion and invites friendships. It makes you more attractive to you and especially to others. It brightens your outlook. When you have a beautiful smile, you don’t only appear to be more likable and desirable, but you appear more competent and self-confidence. In getting a job, a date, a new friend, your beautiful and handsome smile will tremendously increase your chances to be accepted.
Smile Rejuvenation Process is a process of enhancing your smile and overall appearance by doing a range of Cosmetic and restorative procedures that will correct and improve any pre-existing imperfections of your teeth and their arrangements. It is a beautification treatment to achieve a personalized and custom Hollywood smile. It makes you feel and look younger and sexier. You will feel like a celebrity!
It is called many different names such as Smile Redesign, Teeth Makeover, Rejuvenation Smile, Smile Rejuvenation, 1-Week Smile Makeover, #, Smile Transformation, Instant Orthodontics, Facelift Dentistry®. The goal is the same. To create a Million Dollar smile that turns heads.
With smile makeover to Rejuvenate your smile, you can now change the appearance of your teeth and look a lot younger. Whether you want to change the shape, color or the alignment of your teeth, there is an option which is available for you.
You may want to rejuvenate your smile if you think you have any of the following
- crooked teeth
- missing teeth
- misaligned teeth
- teeth that have lost their color
- gapped teeth
- teeth that are too long or too short
- gums that are too noticeable
Smile makeovers are short series of procedures which improve your smile through one or more cosmetic dental procedures; serving as the cornerstone of restorative and advanced cosmetic dentistry. Your smile is one of your defining characteristics and it is important for you to be happy with its appearance. While they are restorative in nature, smile makeovers are generally less extensive and more cosmetic in nature than a full mouth reconstruction.
While both procedure families overlap, smile makeovers generally have a more aesthetic than reconstructive end result in mind. However, the terms are frequently used interchangeably, but there is a very important distinction. Smile makeovers generally do not include bone or gum grafts or extensive replacement of teeth.
Smile Makeovers cover a wide range of dental procedures that enhance the appearance of your smile and improve the function of the masticatory system. The following are the various processes that can achieve a smile makeover from the simplest treatments to the most involved.
Causes of Teeth Discoloration
As we go through life, it is natural that our teeth tend to yellow. There are two major factors that contribute to this: 1. Natural aging thickens the inner layer (dentine) while the outer layer (enamel) thins. 2. Staining from things we put in our mouth that have any color to them, especially drinking a lot of coffee and tea which create the most stains.
Most whitening agents in the market are effective but only to various degrees. The most common chemical agent that is used to whiten the teeth is Carbamide Peroxide. Carbamide Peroxide is an oxidizer and acts by oxidizing the coloring agents within the dentine or those on the surface of the enamel.
In-Home Bleaching Trays
In-Home Bleaching Trays are fabricated by dentists from a mold of your teeth. The tray is well-adapted to the contour of the teeth and can hold the solution on the tooth surface with minimal dilution. Higher percentages of carbamide peroxide are used in in-home bleaching treatments anywhere from 10-30%.
When you want to whiten your teeth in a hurry, the most efficient method of whitening is an In-Office Treatment. In In-Office Treatments, your gums are isolated and protected from the teeth by a special compound and a very high concentration of carbamide peroxide is painted on the teeth. Occasionally, the whitening agent is activated by the with a special light to speed up the process.
When teeth have severe discoloration due to necrosis/damage to the tooth pulp, an “internal” bleaching technique is used to lighten up the discolored teeth. The prerequisite for this technique is that the tooth must have been treated by a root canal process.
Contra-Indication for Teeth Bleaching
If you have any veneers/bonding/crowns, you must realize that the bleaching agents do not affect the dental materials. Applying bleach to all teeth will allow the natural teeth to lighten while the restored teeth remain the same color. Use of bleaching during pregnancy has not been studied and therefore contra-indicated.
The limiting factor that prevents people from whitening their teeth to their maximum potential is the development of sensitivity by the bleaching agent. However, there is good news! The sensitivity is caused by dehydration of the teeth and is completely reversible, when you stop the bleaching, the whiteness will remain, but the sensitivity will be alleviated.
There are also some remedies to minimize sensitivity that we can discuss during your consultation appointment
Orthodontic Treatment refers to the procedures by which the teeth and alveolar [jawbones] bones are either guided and/or moved through mild pressure exerted by various appliances.
Many minor teeth movements can be achieved by an appropriately fabricated active retainer. They are typically a plastic body with metal springs and clasps.
A functional appliance is an instrument that guides and moves the teeth and alveolar bone by the energy created in the movement of the mouth. Functional appliances are a plastic body with securing metal clasps.
The best control over the teeth movement is possible through “fixed” braces, they include attachment of brackets to individual teeth and connecting the brackets through an arch wire. The shape and energy of the arch wire will bring the necessary pressure to cause tooth movement.
You may know clear aligners by popular brands such as Invisalign® and Clear Correct®. Clear aligners are prefabricated elastic trays that guide teeth a fraction of a mm at a time. Continuous wearing of these clear progressive trays allows the teeth to move to their desired position.
*Limitation of Clear Aligners
Clear Aligners are very appealing to the adult population because as the name implies they are clear and can be removed for convenience. However, due to the limited anchorage of the aligner to the teeth, certain movement is achieved at a slower pace, is and movement at all
Porcelain Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded on the teeth to improve their appearance. In the past, veneers were mostly used to enhance the color of severely discolored teeth, but with new innovations, materials, and methods available today, we are able to perform a wide-range of improvements to teeth including color, shape, size, and alignment.
There are various materials that are used for veneers. Feldspathic porcelain was one of the first materials that was used for this purpose. It had great aesthetic value however it was rather soft and proved brittle when making major changes to the teeth. Currently, Dr. Zadeh’s material of choice for porcelain veneers is IPS E.Max® Veneers due to its strength and sturdiness. Use of E. Max has almost eliminated the normal chipping and cracking that were common with the traditional veneers.
How do Porcelain Veneers is attached to the teeth?
First, Porcelain Veneers are etched (roughened) by the dental laboratory. These roughened surfaces provide microscopic anchorages that a resin will adhere to. Teeth surfaces are roughened and etched by the dentist before the bonding process and through the use of various of chemicals, the resin is introduced between the roughened porcelain and roughened teeth that bonds the two together.
Do veneers come off?
Yes, they can however, with modern bonding techniques and by following exact protocols porcelain veneers can last decades without debonding from the teeth with normal usage. However, if you utilize veneer teeth as tools (cutting nails and opening up beer bottles), you are more likely to displace the veneer or break the tooth underneath. A more common problem occurs with individuals that heavily grind their teeth (bruxism) and clench their teeth. The excessive force of grinding and clenching can flex (bend) the teeth while the overlying porcelain is too rigid to be bent and therefore, the debonding the veneer. If you’re a bruxer or grind your teeth, you should be fitted with a nightguard to help protect your veneers at night.
Costs of Veneers
Veneers can cost anywhere from $800 – $2500 per tooth depending on the number of teeth involved. A single veneer on the front tooth is very difficult to match the adjacent tooth and therefore costs almost as much as getting two adjacent veneers done, so most patients opt for getting two. This fee includes the treatment planning for the new teeth, preparation of the teeth, the laboratory fee to manufacture the veneers and the bonding of the veneers on the teeth.
How many veneers do I need?
Depending on what you’re trying to correct! Typically, the rule is that if you’re correcting misalignment of the teeth, you will need to correct the misalignment in pairs (2, 4, 6 veneers) at a time. However, if you’re getting veneers to correct misalignment and substantially improve the color of your teeth, you should correct as many teeth as you show when you smile. A point to remember is that the color of porcelain veneers are very stable and they will not discolor over the years, however, the natural teeth next to them turn yellow with time and age. Although we can match the two front teeth to the surrounding teeth today, 2-3 years down the road the veneered teeth will look whiter than the adjacent, non-veneered teeth.
Dental Bonding and Contouring (Cosmetic Improvements with Composite Resin)
Dental Bonding is among the easiest and the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. Composite resin is used in bonding, as it binds to your natural tooth; It can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth.
How does dental bonding work?
First, the tooth needing treatment will be made slightly rough, and then a special conditioning liquid is applied to the tooth’s surface to help the resin adhere properly. After the dentist permanently bonds the composite resin material to your tooth by using a special ultraviolet light, he will mold, shape and smooth the material to give it a natural appearance.
Dental bonding can be a treatment option for patients with the following issues:
Repairing a chipped tooth
Restoring discolored teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening treatments
Repairing a tooth damaged by decay
Closing a space or gap between teeth
Making a tooth appear longer
Altering the shape of a tooth
Benefits of dental bonding
Minimal pain – The vast majority of patients require no anesthesia to undergo a dental bonding treatment.
Low cost – Dental bonding is relatively inexpensive, compared to other cosmetic dental procedures.
Less time – Whereas many cosmetic dentistry treatments require multiple trips to the dentist, dental bonding procedures can be completed within a single visit.
Safe – Dental bonding uses a composite resin material that does not contain any metal components, and is, therefore, biocompatible with your bod
These terms refer to a series of processes that involve all the teeth in one arch or the teeth in both arches. In full mouth reconstruction, the bite (occlusion) is often improved/changed. Before dental implants became common, a full mouth reconstruction included replacing missing teeth, a removable dental bridge, a removable partial denture, fixed dental bridge, or a denture. In the age of implant dentistry, these modalities are considered obsolete and are offered as a provisional or in cases of limited finances. To change the occlusion, a separate set of instrumentation, training, and skill are required which are not part of General Dentistry training.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation is achieved improving the bite with crowns and bridges.