Smile design is a cosmetic dental option that is especially beneficial to individuals who have a displeasing smile. It is a combination of several cosmetic dental procedures that are intended to enhance the appearance of one’s smile. During this, multiple dental concerns of yours will be addressed to give you the best smile possible.
Candidacy for a smile design
Individuals with the following oral conditions are the right candidates for smile design therapy:
- One or more missing teeth.
- Worn out biting surfaces of the teeth
- Gum diseases
- Cracked, chipped or fractured teeth
- Excessive plaque and tartar accumulation on the surface of the teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Receding of gums
Smile design treatment options
When patients visit our dental practice for a consultation, we would conduct a thorough diagnosis to understand the severity of the issues they face. Based on the observations, we would decide whether or not they are the right candidates for smile design. Some of the concerns we address are as follows:
Missing teeth: Missing teeth pose several drawbacks such as hindered ability to bite and chew food, displeasing appearance of the smile, drifting of teeth, etc. Dentists suggest their patients get missing teeth restored with prosthetic ones at the earliest to avoid complications in the future. When a large number of teeth have to be restored, we usually suggest dentures. However, when a few teeth are to be replaced, dental implants or bridges would be the apt solution.
Damaged teeth: Teeth may undergo damage due to external trauma or when the patient bites into something too hard. Such teeth could potentially expose the pulp to microbes in the mouth, thereby putting them at risk. Dental restoratives such as crowns, veneers, and composite bonding can be used to restore damaged teeth.
Cavities: Cavities are caused due to the microbial activity of the accumulated plaque and tartar on the surface of the teeth. This leaves dark holes on the teeth that appear quite displeasing when you smile or talk. Cavities can be filled using tooth-colored fillings that are made from ceramic or composite resin.
Teeth staining: Discoloration of teeth happens when the patient consumes a lot of colored foods or doesn’t brush the teeth regularly. This can leave a yellowish layer of plaque on the surface of the teeth. Teeth whitening solutions help to get rid of these stains from the teeth surfaces, thereby leaving you with sparkling white teeth.
Gum diseases: Gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis can lead to devastating symptoms. Some of them are receding gums, decayed gum tissues, loosening of the teeth from their sockets, etc. Decayed gum tissues can be gotten rid of using laser therapy and healthy tissues can be grafted using a gum graft surgery.
Call us at (850) 763-4545 or schedule an online appointment with Arzu Ersoy, D.M.D. and we’ll be able to guide you further.