The 5 Most Popular Procedures Included in a Smile Makeover

Your smile greets the world and plays an important role in how you communicate — so you want your message to be a good one. And few things accomplish this better than beautifully white, straight teeth that exude vitality and confidence, giving you a winning smile that speaks volumes before you utter a word.

At Roach Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of a bright, white smile, which is why we offer a host of services to our Nashville, Tennessee, area patients that bring the best out of their smiles.

To give you an idea of how we can get you the smile of your dreams, here are the 5 most popular procedures that go a long way toward a smile makeover.

1. Whiten up

Far and away, the most popular step toward a great smile is simply whitening your teeth, and it’s an easy step that delivers a big impact. If you give us one hour, we can whiten your teeth by up to 10 shades using the professional-grade Zoom Teeth Whitening System. With this system, we use a strong whitening product that you can’t get in over-the-counter products, and we combine it with a special light that activates the bleaching agent. This system allows us to accomplish in one visit what other products take weeks, and sometimes months, to accomplish. This means you walk out with a new smile that brightens your entire face.

2. Cover up

If you’d like to hide a host of imperfections while also brightening up your smile with whiter teeth, veneers are a great option. With veneers, we place wafer-thin fronts over your natural teeth that not only provide you with instantly whiter teeth, but they also cover up chips, uneven teeth, gaps between your teeth, and a number of other small imperfections. Veneers give you the appearance of straight, white teeth without having to wear braces or undergo more invasive procedures.

3. Close the gap

If you’re missing teeth, or you have a badly-compromised tooth, we offer crowns and bridges that fill in beautifully, in both form and function. For example, if you have a tooth that’s cracked or had too much dental work, we can provide you with a crown that preserves the internal structure while also giving it a new, better-looking cap. The materials we use for the crown mimic your natural teeth, and your crown is custom-made for your mouth, fitting in seamlessly with your existing teeth.

If you’re missing one or more teeth, we can provide you with a bridge that, as the name implies, bridges the gap with replacement teeth, which we anchor to your natural teeth for stability. Bridges are custom made, allowing you to chew and speak normally, giving you another reason to smile from ear to ear.

4. Fill it up

Even if you diligently take care of your teeth, cavities can develop, and these holes require fillings in order to prevent further decay. It used to be that cavities were filled with unsightly metal (amalgam) fillings in the belief that they were the best way to keep your tooth functioning properly.

Thanks to new materials, we can put a halt to tooth decay and fill in the damage without leaving behind any evidence of our work. To do this, we use tooth-colored porcelain, ceramic, or a composite material called resin, which is a mixture of glass and plastic that can be tinted to match your tooth. These materials are safe and durable, and best of all, you’re not flashing metal every time you smile.

5. Clean it up

At the heart of every great smile is great dental health, and this is largely accomplished through regular care, starting with your professional teeth cleaning twice a year. While it may not be as glamorous as getting your teeth whitened, this basic step in your oral care preserves your teeth for years to come.

Since we can’t whiten, straighten, or brighten what’s not there, your smile makeover should always start with a combination of vigilant at-home care and our regular professional cleanings, which keep tooth decay at bay. And that is really something to smile about.

If you want to get started on your smile makeover, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool on this website to book an appointment.

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