Smile Makeovers in San Diego, CA

A smile makeover is requested by a patient to improve the appearance of your teeth and overall mouth. Smile makeovers can fix a number of things, including stains, chips, and gaps. If you want to change the overall appearance of your smile, you can do so with a smile makeover.

Fortunately, you don’t have to live with discoloration or broken teeth. There are makeover options available at Scripps Poway Dental Care. Call our San Diego dental office today to book an appointment.

Smile Makeover Treatments

Below you will read about several of the smile makeover treatment options that Scripps Poway Dental Care offers.

Teeth Whitening

Whitening treatments are used to get rid of any stains and brighten your smile. There are many at-home options, but it’s best to get it done by your dentist. The dentist will use a whitening system that has more hydrogen peroxide so the treatment won’t take as long and will produce better results.

Veneers

You can also get veneers as a form of a smile makeover. Veneers are thin shells that are attached to your natural teeth. Veneers are best for stained, chipped or gapped teeth.

Bonding

Bonding is similar to veneers, but a lot less invasive and time-consuming. Bonding uses a durable resin which is placed in-between gaps and chips to give the appearance of full, intact teeth.

Crowns

Crowns are used to protect your teeth. Crowns come in many different materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or stainless steel. They not only protect your teeth but improve strength and the overall appearance of teeth that may need a makeover.

Implants

Implants are another thing that can be used when performing a smile makeover. If you have teeth that are decayed or missing, you may want to get implants. Your dentist will put in a titanium screw in your jawbone on which implants are then attached to.

Invisalign

Lastly, if you don’t want braces, you can use Invisalign and get the same result. It is a plastic tray, similar to a mouth guard that helps to straighten and align teeth.

Contact Scripps Poway Dental Care in San Diego to learn more about smile makeovers and which one is best for you.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a term used to describe dental procedures that are performed to improve the appearance of a person's smile. This may involve teeth whitening, orthodontics (such as braces), veneers, and/or other cosmetic procedures.

Is smile makeover permanent?

Yes, a smile makeover is permanent. A dental veneer is a thin porcelain shell that is bonded to the front surface of your teeth. It's very durable and will last many years with proper care.

If you're considering a smile makeover, be sure to consult with a qualified dentist who can help you achieve the look you want. A good dentist will take into account your unique facial features and dental anatomy to create a smile that looks natural and fits your personality.

Is a smile makeover painful?

A smile makeover is not typically painful, but it does depend on the individual. Some people may experience mild discomfort during the procedure, but this can be easily managed with anesthesia and pain medication if necessary.

After, you will possibly experience some swelling and bruising around your mouth. These symptoms should dissipate within a week or so. However, it is important to follow all of your doctor's post-operative instructions to ensure a quick and successful recovery.

How long will it take to make a crown or veneer?

A smile makeover usually takes two appointments. The first appointment is for the dentist to take an impression of your teeth and manufacture a temporary crown. The second appointment is for the dentist to fit and place your new, custom-made crown or veneers.

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