Smile Makeovers at Ash & Roberts DDS
What Is a Smile Makeover?
No one is born with a perfect smile, which is why when you see someone that has straight, attractive, white teeth, it’s usually because they’ve had a smile makeover. A smile makeover goes beyond responding to dental problems as they arise. A smile makeover is a comprehensive plan that’s uniquely suited to your own facial features and aesthetic preferences. If you live in Centralia, WA or the surrounding areas, we look forward to serving you.
What Is Included in a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover combines a variety of cosmetic dental procedures, including:
There are many different ways to whiten your teeth. Our dentists recommend using simple whitening trays because of the quality of whitening and the low cost compared with other methods, as well as the convenience of being able to do it at home. Whitening with trays (sometimes called bleaching) is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through Ash & Roberts DDS.
Veneers are a dependable, affordable solution to imperfect smiles. They are thin, tooth-colored porcelain shells that cover your natural teeth. Long-lasting and natural-looking, they can protect your teeth from further damage and give you the beautiful smile you desire. Whether our dentists are helping fill in a gap, lengthening a worn-down tooth, or covering cracks or chips, veneers can give you a fuller, more symmetrical smile — one that you can show the world with confidence.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin (a type of durable plastic) is applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile. Bonding is done to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, discolored tooth.
Anyone interested in dental bonding should be aware that resin can stain and is most likely to do so within the first few hours after treatment. This is why it’s important that you avoid drinking liquids like coffee, tea, or red wine. You should also not smoke during this time.
Crowns are made from different types of material. Early in dentistry, they were made from metals like stainless steel. Here at Ash & Roberts, DDS, we use porcelain crowns. The reason that we recommend porcelain is because of its strength and cosmetic appeal. Porcelain provides a better color match than other materials. It is also better for those who have metal allergies.
While some minor alignment issues or gaps between teeth can be corrected with veneers or dental bonding, problems like crowding or a bad bite will likely need orthodontic treatment to correct. We can recommend an orthodontist to give you the properly aligned smile you deserve as part of your smile makeover.
What Is the First Step?
Communication is vitally important in the smile makeover process, which is why at the first consultation we will listen intently to what you want to accomplish. We want to know what you would like and what you want for your smile. Once you’ve shared with us your goals, we will prepare a plan for treatment. Cosmetic dentistry offers an amazing array of lifelike tooth restorations and treatments.
Contact Us About Your Smile Makeover
Our caring team and dentists focus on transforming ordinary smiles into brilliant, stunning smiles through our smile makeover process. Regardless of what your smile looks like today, we are confident that we can improve it.
To find out more about our smile makeover treatment, call us at (360) 736-8380 or reach out to us via email. You can also learn more about us on our business page, and check this link for directions before you head our way.