First, it’s important to note that every patient will be different. Your case is unique, and your treatment plan will also be unique. Dr. Jones will customize your treatment plan based on your oral health, the flaws in your smile, your budget, how quickly you’d like to restore your smile, and a variety of other factors.
With that said, there are a few different treatments that are commonly recommended for patients who would like to restore the appearance of their smile and treat cosmetic issues with their teeth. Let’s explore 5 of the most commonly-included services now.
Teeth whitening is a great way to reverse years of stains and yellowing, and is often recommended alongside other cosmetic treatments like veneers. It’s fast, affordable, and totally non-invasive.
If it’s recommended, teeth whitening is usually done as the first step of your smile makeover. This is because the rest of your dental work will be matched to the brightness of your teeth after whitening. Since porcelain and resin dental work cannot be whitened after treatment, this is important for creating an even, bright, and beautiful smile.
Dental bonding uses resin to sculpt and reshape your teeth. It can be used to treat small chips, misshapen teeth, and uneven teeth. It’s affordable and non-invasive, and offers very fast results as part of a smile makeover.
Shaping and contouring is often used alongside dental bonding. In this treatment, small amounts of enamel are removed from some of your teeth. This corrects things like pointed teeth, misshapen teeth, or very small chips in the teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a great option for covering up misshapen and stained teeth, or teeth with small, cosmetic chips. They are very thin, tooth-shaped “shells” that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re extremely durable and long-lasting, and can be treated just like real teeth.
They do require the removal of some natural enamel. This means the treatment is not reversible, unlike dental bonding. Dr. Jones can discuss the pros and cons of each procedure in more detail during your cosmetic appointment, and help you choose the right one for your needs.
While it’s primarily an orthodontic treatment, Invisalign may be used for cosmetic purposes. If you have minor problems with the position and orientation of your teeth, such as gaps in your smile or crowded teeth, Dr. Jones can use Invisalign to shift them into the proper position. This leads to a healthier smile and a more pleasing appearance, too!
Botox can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and make you look younger. A brighter smile does that, too, so combining these treatments is a good way to rejuvenate your appearance. That’s not all, though. Botox can also be used to treat a “gummy” smile.
Gummy smiles often occur when the lip muscles curl your lip too far, exposing lots of your gum tissue. Using targeted Botox injections, Dr. Jones can reduce how far your lips curl when smiling, leading to a more balanced smile and appearance.
Would you like to restore your smile? Are you not sure where to start? Contact The Burkitt Center online or give us a call at (615) 941-3368. As an experienced cosmetic dentist in Nolensville and Brentwood, Dr. Jones can help you explore all of your options for a smile makeover. We’re always accepting new patients, so get in touch with us today.