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Steps to health and beauty with full mouth reconstruction in Farmington Hills


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Smile Makeovers in Farmington Hills - Smile makeover smiling face Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S. views every appointment and treatment as a partnership with the patient, so it’s fitting that any smile makeover starts with the doctor asking: “If you had a magic wand, what would you change about your smile?”

Dr. Bernstein’s magic wand comes in the form of ongoing continuing education, which results in proficiency with the latest dental technologies and techniques. Emphasis on consultation is as powerful as knowledge of modern dental approaches. Just as your mouth is unique, so are your preferences for treatment. You may, for example, want a more brilliant white smile than a friend or family member who wishes to restore the natural whiteness of his or her teeth.

There are some basic components of a smile that are noticed for the right reasons.

  • Symmetry - It’s said the most beautiful faces are symmetrical – the left side mirrors the right. The same theory applies to teeth. Asymmetry presents with gaps and overlaps, or chips that make a tooth on one side of the face appear larger or smaller than its counterpart on the other side. Dr. Bernstein helps you achieve greater symmetry with dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic braces such as Invisalign.
  • Shade - Youthful features like smooth, unblemished skin are valued in many cultures. It is the same with teeth. Protective enamel thins with age, revealing the darker dentin underneath. The resulting discoloration can be treated with chairside and home whitening treatments or, for stubborn stains, Dr. Bernstein may recommend bonding or veneers to restore brilliant luster that makes you look instantly younger.
  • Smooth surface and shape - You may have been blessed with good genes and never missed a cleaning or check-up, yet normal wear and tear can chip teeth. A shiny, polished appearance on the the surface of the tooth is another indicator of advancing age. Years of soda consumption, abrasive toothpastes, and acidic foods thin the tooth’s surface, taking natural ridges with it. Veneers or bonding can smooth these imperfections and even reshape teeth for a more uniform look.
Dr. Bernstein refers to characteristics like color and texture as the distinctiveness of the tooth. A distinctive smile is one designed and customized to you, so while many of the features above are considered universally attractive, each individual has unique preferences and goals.

Some needs may call for procedures that restore the function as well as the appearance of the tooth and gums. For instance, proportion is another element of a great smile. Over time, you may find that retreating tissue makes your teeth appear longer than they actually are. Have you ever heard of the phrase, “Long in the tooth,” which is used to refer to an older person?

Receding gums are also a sign of periodontal disease. Any existing disease and decay will need to be treated with appropriate therapies and restorative procedures, such as crowns following root canal procedures.

Smile makeovers in Farmington Hills are as unique as you are. Call 248.636.2100 to schedule a smile design consultation, which will help to guide your personalized makeover and full mouth reconstruction.


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