A smile makeover is the ultimate Christmas gift because it gives your recipient the ability to transform their look and truly change their appearance. People typically don't consider cosmetic dentistry as a present, but it truly is one. Your loved one will be so happy to receive a beautiful smile for Christmas that they can show off to everyone else. It's also a great gift because the procedure is quick and painless.
A smile makeover is an extensive combination of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Some of the most common treatments include dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants, root canal therapy, and teeth whitening. Cosmetic treatments like veneers and porcelain crowns are also commonly used to achieve a more beautiful appearance. These procedures are combined to improve the appearance of the teeth when multiple issues are present. For example, if a cavity is present along with staining and misalignment, then the dentist will recommend a combination of two or more of these treatment options to repair the smile. The goal is to achieve an attractive and healthy smile that looks natural and balanced.
Our dentist will first go over your smile design with you to make sure you are on the same page. Next, your dentist will prepare your teeth for veneers by shaving off a very small amount of enamel from the surface of the teeth so that the veneer will fit properly and look natural. Once your teeth are ready, our dentist will take an impression of your mouth and send it to the dental lab, where your customized veneers will be made. It usually takes a couple of weeks for the dental lab to make your custom veneers. In some cases, the dentist may give you temporary veneers to wear until your permanent ones are ready. Once your new smile is ready, you will return to our office to try them on and have your final bonding appointment. Once you have your new smile, the only thing you need to do to care for it is practice good oral hygiene and see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. However, keep in mind that porcelain veneers are stain-resistant but not stain-proof. It is best to avoid coffee, tea, red wine, dark berries, soy sauce, mustard, tomato sauce, curry, vinegar, and other highly pigmented foods to maintain the beauty of your smile. Although porcelain veneers are considered a permanent treatment, they can chip or break and need to be replaced.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Walnut Creek, CA, to have a consultation with our Dentist in Walnut Creek, CA. You can call us at (925) 937-2273 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.