Celebrities get smile makeovers all the time, so why shouldn’t you? Many are under the misconception that these makeovers are a luxury and shy away from getting them. At All American Dental in Columbia, MO, we believe that if you want to make changes to your smile, then you should.
Our smiles affect how we see ourselves and how others see us. When a person is satisfied with their smile, they’re more confident and outgoing, which is always good for relationships as well as work. At All American Dental, we can use veneers, implants, composite bonding, and teeth whitening techniques to give you the smile you want.
Veneers and composite bonding can be used to lengthen teeth and hide stained ones. They should last a very long time when properly cared for and are almost impossible to differentiate from natural teeth. Not all of your teeth might need these procedures. Our primary focus is usually on the front teeth, but if work on the rest of your teeth is needed, Dr. Wietholder and Dr. Schilke will discuss that with you.
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Missing teeth don’t always show, which makes people think they won’t affect their smiles. This is wrong because even missing molars will cause shifts that’ll affect your other teeth. Teeth are positioned relevant to each other and the space available, when more space appears, they’re going to drift apart.
Dental implants are important for cosmetic purposes in addition to daily functions like chewing and speaking. We attach a titanium screw to your jawbone for fixation then, during a 2nd visit, apply a false tooth to the screw.
Teeth whitening can be done alone if all your teeth look fine but are stained, or in combination with other techniques. It can be done in-office or at home, but even if you plan on doing it at home, we recommend that we examine you first to give you advice on how to best whiten your teeth.
There are plenty of methods involved in smile makeovers. According to each case, we’ll recommend the procedures we see necessary, and it’s up to you to decide what you want to do.