Serious problems with the aesthetics of your smile require major cosmetic dental work. That’s when Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht may recommend a smile makeover. Using different cosmetic procedures, our Staten Island, NY dentists can remake even the most flawed smile.
Yet there is a new kind of smile makeover that is faster and arguably just as effective. It’s known as an instant smile makeover. We’d like to discuss the benefits of an instant smile makeover and why it may be right for you.
What Makes an Instant Smile Makeover Different?
A traditional smile makeover typically combines teeth whitening, dental bonding, gum augmentation, and other procedures to achieve the ideal aesthetic outcomes. An instant smile makeover uses porcelain veneers alone to address all flaws that affect the smile.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are affixed to the fronts of the teeth. With a porcelain veneer in place, flaws affecting the appearance of the tooth are hidden from view. To accommodate the veneer, just a little bit of tooth enamel is removed so the veneer can naturally fit into place.
What Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Treat?
Porcelain veneers can be used to treat the following aesthetic flaws:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Dental stains
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth gaps
- Crooked teeth
- Uneven tooth size
- Smile asymmetry
Who Is a Good Candidate for Instant Smile Makeovers?
Good candidates for instant smile makeovers are people who suffer from aesthetic flaws affecting the appearance of the front teeth. They should be in otherwise good dental health and understand the nature of treatment. During the consultation process here at Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist, we can determine if an instant smile makeover is right for you.
How “Instant” Is an Instant Smile Makeover?
The “instant” is a relative term.
In a traditional smile makeover, multiple procedures are performed over the course of several weeks to a few months. This allows the cosmetic benefits of each procedure to be fully realized.
In an instant smile makeover, all that is required are two dental visits roughly two weeks apart. The first visit is to prep teeth and take impressions, while the second visit is to place the finished veneers when they arrive from an off-site dental lab.
So it’s still an instant, just relatively speaking.
The Results of Instant Smile Makeovers
The results of an instant smile makeover can be extremely dramatic. A person’s smile will appear pristine and perfect in a natural way. Since porcelain veneers are made of a semi-translucent material, light passes through them much like your regular teeth. This means that up close or at a distance, in artificial light or natural light, few people will notice the you have porcelain veneers in place.
Porcelain veneers are quite durable, and can last for many years with proper oral hygiene and aftercare. Instant smile makeover patients are typically quite satisfied with the results of treatment.
Learn More About Instant Smile Makeovers
If you would like to learn more about instant smile makeovers and why they may be ideal for you and your needs, be sure to contact experienced cosmetic and restorative dentists. You can reach the team at Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist by phone at (718) 215-0657.