The link between functional dental health and its benefits to overall health have been well established, but did you know that the cosmetic element of dental health can boost emotional well-being? Conversely, those with visible dental limitations or deficiencies affecting their smiles may suffer from a loss of self-confidence.
If you have concerns about the look of your smile, consider adding a smile analysis to your next regularly scheduled check-up. Along with their expert skill at functional dentistry, the dental professionals at Southwest Florida’s Island Tower Dentistry have extensive experience and expertise in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They can fully assess the functional and cosmetic health of your teeth and gums to determine which components of a smile makeover may best meet your aesthetic goals.
Smile Analysis and Design on Marco Island
The dental professionals at Island Tower Dentistry begin each smile analysis by taking a close look at the basic components that constitute the overall look of your smile. In particular these components include:
- Mouth, jaw and teeth positioning
- Condition of the teeth and gums
- Color and translucency of the teeth
- Assessment of teeth in relation to the shape and size of your face, as well as skin
- Determining how much of the teeth and gums show while smiling
Following the smile analysis examination, our cosmetic dentistry trained experts work with the patient to tailor a “smile design” that fits the patient’s desires and lead to a smile makeover that is natural looking, long lasting and functional.
Cosmetic Treatment Options Used for a Smile Makeover
A smile analysis may lead to a smile design that calls for several different cosmetic fixes to boost your smile power, or perhaps just one. The primary treatment options used in a smile makeover include:
- Advanced Whitening
- Cosmetic Sculpting
Advanced whitening is the most consistently used treatment in a smile makeover.
Veneers are another important cosmetic treatment option in the smile makeover toolbox. Consisting of a thin layer of porcelain, veneers are permanently adhered to the surface of teeth to change their shape, repair extensive decay, restore worn surfaces, correct dimensions, and block whitening treatment-resistant stains. Porcelain veneers can be colored and shaded for a perfect match with existing teeth. They are long-lasting and require the same maintenance as natural teeth.
Dentures have come a long way in recent years, and we can create a set of dentures that look and feel so natural that no one but you will know that you’re wearing them. In considering dentures, the additional placement of implants under the dentures may be recommended to better stabilize the dentures and provide a more effective chewing surface. Today’s custom dentures provide a range of easy and comfortable denture-to-implant options. In fact, make sure to ask during your smile analysis whether Teeth Tomorrow might be a good option for your smile.
Finally, your smile analysis may determine that cosmetic sculpting will help bring out the best in your smile. Because the contours of the gum tissue help frame the teeth that make the smile shine, reshaping those gum lines can often improve the overall look and breadth of the smile. Island Tower Dentistry utilizes a laser to gently sculpt the gum tissue to achieve the desired aesthetic look. Along with the gum lines, the edges of the natural teeth can be sculpted to bring about a more symmetrical smile. Little changes by these non-traumatic sculpting techniques can make a huge difference in the overall transformation of your smile.
Along with functional dental health, the dental-care experts at Island Tower Dentistry have extensive training and expertise in cosmetic dentistry. Our Marco Island, Florida office’s smile analysis and subsequent smile makeover can help you greet each day with a brilliant smile that will boost your self-confidence and bring out the smile in others. To learn more about our smile analysis, smile makeover, and other elements of our dental practice, please contact the Island Tower team today at 239-394-1004 to make an appointment!