Design a new smile with a smile makeover in Farmington Hills, MI
By Dr. Richard Bernstein
Having a beautiful and healthy smile can be a priceless asset. Studies have shown that people who have attractive smiles are often happier, more successful, and enjoy more social interactions. Investing money in your smile can give you a great return. After all, wouldn’t it be nice to feel more confident and have better self-esteem? At Richard S. Bernstein, D.D.S., we believe that changing smiles can ultimately change lives. Dr. Bernstein offers patients in the Farmington Hills, MI area many cosmetic dentistry procedures that can truly enhance a smile. When combined, these procedures can also be used for a full smile makeover. If you are tired of feeling embarrassed by your smile, it’s time to call us to schedule a consultation to let us design your new smile
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a treatment plan that serves as the stepping stones to achieve your brand-new smile. The process begins with a consultation where you will meet with Dr. Bernstein to discuss your concerns. During this visit he will thoroughly assess the condition of your teeth and gums which allows him to determine what procedures he’ll recommend as a part of your smile makeover. Other factors that go into designing brand-new smiles are: facial shape and contours, skin coloring, hair and eye color, and the shape of the lips and nose.
Treatment options for a smile makeover
The treatments recommended by Dr. Bernstein will vary by your individual needs. Some of the procedures that he may include are:
Dental crowns are an excellent way to repair teeth that are worn, cracked, or fractured. Crowns are made from a high-quality porcelain that looks like natural tooth enamel and is strong enough to withstand normal biting and chewing.
To place a dental crown, the tooth will need to be reshaped, which requires removing some of the enamel to allow room for the crown. A temporary is placed while the permanent crown is fabricated at a dental laboratory. Once the final crown is ready it will be cemented into place. Crowns can last decades when taken care of properly with good at home oral care and regular dental visits.
Veneers are also made of porcelain and are used to hide imperfections in teeth. The facings of porcelain are attached to the front of teeth to cosmetically enhance teeth with cracks, chips, uneven lengths, gaps, or permanent discoloration. Veneers are natural looking and can last for many years, however it’s very important for individuals to avoid biting down on hard objects as it could break the veneer.
Teeth whitening is often the most requested aspect of a smile makeover because it makes a big improvement for a relatively low cost. Professional teeth whitening uses a stronger bleaching solution than over the counter solutions, which makes it faster and more effective. We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening.
Dental implants replace missing teeth. Gaps in the smile really detract from its appearance and can also have a negative impact on oral health. Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. The implant acts as a replacement for the missing root and can be completed by attaching a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on how many teeth are being replaced. Dental implants are natural looking and considered the only permanent solution for missing teeth. With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, they can last a lifetime.
Getting started with your smile makeover
If you are ready to start your journey to a completely transformed smile, the first step is to call our office for a consultation. We’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and find out what you’d like to see changed in your smile. From there, we’ll be able to develop a treatment plan achieve your goals.
Cosmetic dentistry has evolved so much in the past few years that there is no reason to feel stuck with a lackluster smile. If you are in the Farmington Hills area, and have cracks, chips, discoloration, or missing teeth… we can help. Call us today at 248.636.2100.
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