Cosmetic dentistry

A Whole New Meaning to Smile Makeover - Dr. Thomas T. Chung - The Teeth People

Smile Makeover: Cosmetic Dentistry 101

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Today, cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, from whitening and shaping to closing spaces and replacing teeth; plus dentists have a wide array of tools and techniques at their disposal for improving the look of your smile.

People choose to have a smile makeover procedure for various reasons—to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance.  Whatever the reason, the ultimate goal is to restore a beautiful smile and confidence in outward appearance. Dr. Thomas Chung understands you want to look your very best.

Smile Makeover Procedure

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Common smile makeover procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth. They also can be used to change the overall shape of teeth—from teeth that are too long or short, have gaps, or simply need to be reshaped.

Some of the more common procedures involve:
 

  • Bonding - A procedure in which tooth-colored material is used to close gaps or change tooth color.
     

  • Contouring and reshaping - A procedure that straightens crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth.
     

  • Veneers - A procedure in which ultra-thin coatings are placed over the front teeth. Veneers can change the color or shape of your teeth. For example, veneers have been used to correct unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, oddly shaped or discolored teeth.
     

  • Whitening and bleaching - As the term implies, whitening and bleaching, a rapidly increasing procedure, are used to make teeth whiter.

How Do I Start?

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After Dr. Chung evaluates which procedures you will need to achieve your smile goals, we will work with you to setup treatment plans and a time frame for completing your full mouth smile makeover. During this phase, it’s important to discuss not only your desires for your dental health, but to discuss the cost of care. We have a great office team that can assist in creating a payment plan that you can afford.

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