Every week, I talk with patients who are struggling with their smiles. Either they’re embarrassed about the way it looks or are worried about a painful tooth — often it’s a combination of both.
Life comes at us fast, and many of my patients live with these dental concerns for years before they decide to make a change. If you’re struggling with your smile, my hope is that you’ll understand the value of a makeover treatment. Fixing your smile is not an indulgence, it’s good for your health, wellbeing, and happiness.
Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to motivate us to take action. If you’re unhappy with your smile, keep reading to learn about what could be possible for your smile!
How a cosmetic smile makeover can improve your life
The way your smile looks affects your appearance… but that’s not all. Things like chipped teeth, a crooked smile, missing teeth, and dark or stained teeth can also make your dental health susceptible to big problems.
- Chips and cracks – Lead to decay and tooth loss
- Crooked teeth – Can cause gum disease, cavities, uneven teeth, and TMJ pain
- Missing teeth – Leads to misalignment of other teeth as well as bone loss, tooth decay, and disease
- Cavities – If left untreated, tooth decay can advance and cause painful toothaches and dangerous infections
- Swollen gums – Often a sign of gum disease, leading to chronic bad breath, gum recession, tooth sensitivity, and missing teeth
When your dental health is in jeopardy, your entire health is at risk. For example, gum disease is linked to issues like heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. Your dental health IS your health — give it the proper care and attention it deserves.
5 amazing smile makeover before and afters
There are a variety of treatments used to create the perfect smile. See what’s possible with some of the most common smile makeover treatments.
1. Six Month Smiles® before and after
I’ll often recommend the Six Month Smiles® system for those who want straighter teeth. This orthodontic treatment provides a modern twist on traditional braces, gently straightening and aligning your teeth in an average time of only 6 months.
There are a lot of reasons I recommend this treatment as part of a smile makeover:
- Fast results
- Nearly invisible brackets
- Lightweight wires are comfortable and effective
As you can see from the before and after example above, this treatment leads to amazing results!
Learn more about the Six Month Smiles® system.
2. Dental bonding before and after
This smile makeover before-and-after is a great example of how even a relatively minor change can make such a huge difference. Dental bonding is a simple method for improving and strengthening your smile and I often recommend it for patients who want a quick, reversible, and non-invasive approach.
This smile makeover treatment involves using a tooth-colored resin to cover up stains and chips and close gaps. Then, we polish and harden the resin for a beautiful finish. This can all be done in one simple visit!
Learn more about dental bonding
3. Dental crowns before and after
Most people know dental crowns as just a treatment you get when you have a big cavity. While this is true, dental crowns can work wonders on your smile as part of a total smile rehabilitation.
A dental crown is meant to fix and protect the remaining structure of a damaged tooth, restoring its natural function and bringing it back to its original shape, size, and color. It’s a great option for those dealing with issues like decay, chips, or tooth discoloration.
Some of the reasons I often recommend this treatment include:
- Crowns are created with a non-toxic, porcelain material
- This treatment is minimally invasive and comfortable
- Your crown is durable, meant to last, and will look really nice
- This treatment will help to prevent future damage
Learn more about dental crowns.
4. Porcelain veneers before and after
If you’ve ever dreamed of a Hollywood smile, what you’re really asking for is a veneers makeover. Veneers are thin porcelain shells designed to cover your teeth and are very popular on the red carpet. Veneers can be completed in various ways — including removable and permanent options — and completely transform your smile.
This treatment can be used to fix minor to severe imperfections, resolving issues like…
- Stains or discoloration
- Chips and cracks
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Rough or jagged teeth
Learn more about how veneers can transform your smile.
5. Dentures before and after
There are a lot of misconceptions about dentures. Most people immediately think of their grandparent’s obviously false teeth, but modern-day dentures are much more advanced.
Using state-of-the-art techniques, we can determine whether you need a partial or complete set of dentures, and then put together a traditional or implant-supported dentures treatment plan. Whichever route is best for you and your health, you can trust that modern dentures look incredibly natural — no one will know except that your smile looks so much better!
Learn more about dentures.
What type of smile makeover is right for you?
I’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of people perfect their smiles and their dental health through a smile makeover. I’ve learned that the best results come from a personalized approach.
Through dedicated time and one-on-one attention, we’ll discover what’s really going on and find the best fix that will improve your health and your smile.
A native of Yazoo City, Dr. Lee Gary received his degree from Mississippi College and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. Dr. Gary is dedicated to not only cosmetic transformations but the overall health and well-being of his patients.