The Steps of a Glendale Smile Analysis
What exactly is a smile analysis? A dental exam followed by a smile analysis are the first steps in the process of a smile makeover. During the dental exam your Glendale cosmetic dentist will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, bruxism, orthodontic or functional problems and will rule out potentially serious problems such as infections or oral cancers.
Since no two smiles are exactly alike, during a smile analysis your dentist will listen to your input regarding improvements you would like to see, recommend procedures he believes would best improve your smile, and then customize a plan to achieve your goals.
Some common procedures suggested during a smile analysis may include:
Teeth whitening, a popular procedure to remove stains that can be performed in the office in about an hour, and can safely lighten your teeth by up to twelve shades.
Enamel shaping, which is just what it sounds like. An experienced dentist can remove small amounts of enamel in order to help with overcrowding and uneven or oddly shaped teeth. This is another quick and painless procedure.
Glendale porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front surface of your teeth and can correct a number of different dental imperfections. If teeth are uneven or slightly rotated, veneers placed over the front surface give the illusion of straight teeth without the time spent on orthodontic procedures. Porcelain veneers are also an effective way to hide chipped teeth, or gaps between teeth. They can be used on all of your front teeth, or to conceal and protect just one damaged tooth. They are an extremely versatile tool used to improve the appearance of natural teeth without removing much of the natural tooth structure as is necessary in the use of dental crowns.
During your smile analysis, if you and your dentist agree that porcelain veneers will be a part of your Glendale smile makeover, your dentist will discuss the color, shade, size and shape of veneer best suited to your needs. This is where the skill, experience and artistry of your dentist comes into play.
A porcelain crown is used to completely cover a tooth that is fractured or badly decayed. Since a crown completely covers a tooth, it is necessary that more of the natural tooth structure be removed than with a veneer.
One or more dental implants may be needed to replace any missing teeth. Dental implants in Glendale are the modern and preferred replacement, consisting of an artificial tooth root that is screwed into the jaw bone and an artificial tooth that is attached to it. Dental implants provide a natural feel and appearance.
Glendale orthodontic treatment may also be recommended during a smile analysis.
As you can see, contemporary dentistry offers numerous means of improving your smile. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead, Dr.Ceyhan is highly trained and experienced in all areas of cosmetic dentistry. Having several procedures performed at the same place by the same dentist helps to achieve uniform results in the shortest possible amount of time. Call today to schedule a free consultation.
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