If you have several dental concerns, a smile makeover from Batavia Family Dental, your dentist in Batavia could be the perfect solution to transform your smile for the better.
Our caring team regularly helps patients who require more than one dental procedure to improve the appearance of their teeth and overall oral health. As a general dentist in Batavia, we’ll work closely with you to produce the right plan to fulfill your vision and goals. You’ll be able to smile confidently in front of others, savor your favorite meals… maybe even set a new goal for yourself.
Which smile makeover services does our dentist in Batavia provide?
Great question. If you have missing, damaged, or misaligned teeth, these are some of the restorative & cosmetic options available at our practice:
- White fillings – After we remove decay from a tooth, we’ll use a white (or tooth-colored) filling to restore it and prevent further decay. These are also a discreet option to replace old or failing silver-colored amalgam fillings.
- Dental implants – If you’re missing teeth, dental implants are as close as you’ll get to the real thing. Since they’re made of titanium, they’re incredibly strong and fuse well to the jawbone and work to preserve your bone as your tooth roots do. Once the implant site has healed, we’ll add a dental crown that perfectly matches your remaining teeth in color and shape. They feel the same as a real tooth and function like one too.
- Dental bridges – Bridges are made up of one or more artificial teeth that are connected to adjacent teeth with crowns. They are an excellent option when a large gap needs to be filled. That way, your teeth won’t shift, which can cause other dental issues.
- Dental crowns – Think of a crown as a cap for your tooth. This fixed prosthetic strengthens a tooth that has been damaged or affected by decay. Dental crowns are also a popular cosmetic treatment when you don’t like the shape of your teeth or if they have worn down over time.
- Dental veneers – Dental veneers can cover many smile concerns including chips, stubborn stains, white spots due to fluorosis, and uneven teeth! They are extremely thin, natural-looking porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth and are one of the more-popular cosmetic dental treatments we offer.
- Invisalign – These clear aligners are a popular option when it comes to straightening crooked teeth. Adult patients are attracted to this orthodontic treatment because it’s barely noticeable and aligners can be removed for brushing, flossing, playing sports, or even playing a wind instrument.
- Teeth whitening – We are your go-to practice for teeth whitening! We’ll ensure your custom-fitted whitening trays fit snugly over your teeth, that the teeth whitening solution is exactly the strength you need, and that the length of treatment is perfect for your unique smile.
One cosmetic factor to consider when planning a smile makeover is the “smile line,” which follows the edges of the upper teeth from side to side. It should mimic the curve of the lower lip when smiling. This imaginary line serves as a point of reference that helps determine how long your teeth should be. Since longer teeth lend a youthful appearance to a smile, shorter front teeth may be lengthened through bonding, porcelain veneers, or recontouring. These same procedures may also be used to correct or modify chipped teeth and/or fill in gaps between your teeth. To lengthen the appearance of teeth to avoid a “gummy smile,” a laser may be used to change the gum line.
Are you a candidate for smile makeover? We can’t answer that question in this blog, but we can when we meet you. The first step is to give us a call to book a full smile analysis. This will allow us to get the full picture, ask you some important questions about your individual needs and desires for your smile, and recommend a treatment plan that is right for your unique needs.
Yours in dental health,
Dr. Steve Sokolovskiy, dentist in Batavia
P.S. Replacing missing teeth is an integral part of a smile makeover that not only makes a smile far more attractive, but also reduces the risk of malocclusion (“bad bite”), tooth decay, and shrunken jaw bones that lead to a collapsed bite.