It is rare to come across someone who was blessed with naturally perfect pearly whites. And over time the teeth can become even more worn or damaged, leading to the need for extensive dental treatments. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, Dr. Scott Udoff can administer a complete smile makeover at his Middletown, New York dental practice. A well-crafted plan for achieving your ideal smile is first established, and then a combination of cosmetic dentistry treatments is performed simultaneously. Dr. Udoff is talented in recognizing what needs to be done in order to give you the smile of your dreams. To learn more about a smile makeover, contact our Middletown practice today.
Smile Makeover Procedures
To begin, Dr. Udoff will meet with you to discuss your aesthetic goals and perform an oral exam. He will evaluate X-rays and digital images of your entire mouth before determining the best course of action with which to move forward. Because we want you to experience long-lasting results following the conclusion of your smile makeover, we pay special attention to the composition of a patient's teeth, the alignment of his or her bite, and the space within his or her smile. By correcting existing dental complications during the initial stage of your smile makeover, we can ensure that your results will be maximized and your enhancement will appear seamless. Your treatment plan will consist of any combination of the following procedures:
Teeth whitening is an excellent treatment for achieving a brighter, whiter smile. Patients may have discolored or stained teeth for a number of reasons, such as age, medications, tobacco use, or coffee, tea, soda, or wine consumption. However, professional teeth whitening can eliminate stains and transform the teeth, leaving them up to eight shades whiter. Teeth whitening is often performed at the beginning of a smile makeover, so porcelain veneers or dental bonding can be effectively matched to the new, whiter shade.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution for patients with cracked, chipped, broken, uneven, or badly discolored teeth. A thin, wafer-like shell is custom-fabricated to fit your smile and is then bonded to the surfaces of the front teeth, thus concealing imperfections. The material is strong and durable, lasting up to 15 years or more with proper upkeep. Patients should have relatively healthy teeth and gums to be considered a good candidate for the treatment. Veneers are specially crafted to mimic tooth enamel for a natural-looking, beautiful, flawless smile.
Dental bonding is a putty-like material that can be sculpted onto the surfaces of the teeth, restoring chipped, cracked, widely spaced, uneven, elongated, broken, decayed, damaged, or discolored teeth. The composite-resin substance is color matched to the teeth for a natural, inconspicuous appearance. Many patients choose to have old, silver dental fillings replaced with the tooth-colored bonding material for a beautiful, healthy appearance. Dental bonding is strong and durable, often lasting 10 years or more.
Invisalign® Invisalign® is a revolutionary alternative to traditional, metal braces. Dr. Udoff administers a series of clear, plastic trays that gently shift the teeth into their correct position. The trays can be removed to eat, brush, or floss, and are virtually undetectable to others when worn. Invisalign® can achieve the same excellent results as braces, but are more comfortable, convenient, and inconspicuous. By correcting the contour of your bite we can improve your oral health and overall health. A misaligned bite can affect more than just the appearance of a smile - it can cause migraines, headaches, facial pain, and neck pain. Additionally, a misshaped bite can cause a patient to clench or grind his or her teeth, which can cause structural damage to the teeth and, ultimately, lead to TMJ disorder.
Benefits of Smile Makeovers
The benefits of a smile makeover include:
- Completely redesign your smile how you want
- Achieve a beautiful, perfect smile
- Boost self-confidence
- Improve oral health
- Enhance quality of life
- Undergo several treatments at once
- Appear more youthful
- Make better first impressions
- Tailored for your individual needs
- Results are natural-looking
Risks or Side Effects of Smile Makeovers
There are no serious risks associated with smile makeovers, especially when you go to an expert cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Udoff. Patients may experience some tooth sensitivity after certain procedures; however, symptoms generally subside after a short time and can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication.
Some procedures may be lengthy; therefore, the patient must commit to seeing treatment through to the end. Additionally, the teeth and gums must be healthy and free from any infection prior to beginning. Dr. Udoff will inquire regarding your medical history to ensure that a smile makeover is right for you.
Learn More about a Smile Makeover
At the practice of Dr. Udoff, we believe that everyone deserves to be pleased with his or her smile. If you have extensive cosmetic needs, we encourage you to explore your options for a complete smile makeover. Contact our Middletown dental practice today for more information, or to schedule a consultation.