Smile Makeovers

Smile Makeovers in Westwood, NJ

A person’s smile is one of the first traits people notice about them, especially in professional and romantic settings. So, it makes sense that many patients try to get the brightest, healthiest, and often straightest smile possible. While we here at Starry Dental, PC focus on maintaining overall health and wellness for our patients, we also understand that the smile is important for self-confidence and esteem. We, therefore, offer a broad range of cosmetic services, including thorough smile makeovers.

What It Is

A smile makeover refers to doing multiple procedures designed to improve the overall physical appearance of an individual’s smile. Some of the more common requests are for dental bonding, implants, teeth whitening, and the application of veneers. Patients work with a dentist and other professionals to create the perfect plan to create a smile that a patient will be happy with.

Because everyone’s face shape is different, there are numerous factors to consider when crafting the right smile. Patients will be encouraged to have x-rays taken to search for any underlying or lingering damage, and the office will utilize state of the art technology and imagery to help individuals see what their smile could look like once complete.

Common Elements

Patients can choose from a broad range of procedures, so it’s important to understand what each one entails.

  • Teeth Whitening: During this procedure, hydrogen peroxide or a similar substance is applied to the teeth and then strengthened under a special light. The chemical can brighten the teeth by eight shades and eliminate surface stains.
  • Veneers: Veneers are thin shields that are placed over the front of the teeth to cover minor imperfections like cracks, chips, and discoloration. They last for 20 years.
  • Dental Bonding: During bonding, a composite resin is applied to the teeth and then sculpted and shaped to change the surface of the tooth and eliminate chips and unevenness. It is hardened and can be used like a regular tooth.
  • Implants: Implants are false teeth connected down through the gum and to the jawbone. They can fill gaps where teeth have fallen out and help complete a smile.
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