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What to Know Before Getting a Smile Makeover in Montville

October 15, 2018

Filed under: Support — cpranadental @ 4:11 pm

Woman smiling in dentist's chair.Getting a smile makeover in Montville is a life changing experience. Having a full, healthy, and beautiful looking set of pearly whites can open doors in your professional and social life. However, receiving a brand-new grin is a big decision, so there’s some factors you should consider before receiving a smile makeover. Read on to learn about these factors from your local cosmetic dentist.

The Health of Your Teeth

Before any cosmetic services, even whitening, your teeth should be evaluated for decay. A simple X-Ray and exam tells your dentist how many of your teeth are healthy, and it tells them the best treatment option for each part of your smile. Another reason to get decay checked out is that services like whitening can actually be painful if your smile has untreated tooth decay.

The Color of Your Teeth

When your cosmetic dentist in Montville does restorative work for your smile makeover, they’re matching their restorations to the color of your teeth. Because of this, your dentist may recommend whitening before restorative treatments, so the color they match with is your desired whiteness. This can also sometimes reduce the amount of restoration your teeth may require.

Additionally, fillings, crowns, and veneers don’t whiten like your natural teeth. So, once a shade is picked, it will stay that color. That means that you’ll want to pick the desired color of your smile before these restorations are made by whitening beforehand. On the upside, porcelain veneers and crowns do not stain, so you’ll enjoy their radiant color for years to come.

Your Bite

Your dentist will carefully look at your teeth, how they come together, and if there’s any sign of grinding. If they see worn teeth, they may recommend a nightguard with your smile makeover to prevent wearing of your new smile.

In some cases, your dentist may recommend braces or Invisalign to realign the teeth slightly for a better bite. This step beforehand can help preserve your new grin by making sure your teeth come together safely and smoothly.

Your Gum Health

Your gums and their underlying bone are the main support for your teeth, so they play an important role in the longevity of your new smile. Gum disease can cause complications for your grin, like loose or lost teeth. Areas of your mouth affected by gum disease will be hard to restore, so it’s important you get your gums healthy before receiving any cosmetic or restorative services.

After considering the above factors, does it sound like a smile makeover is right for you? These factors can affect how long your new smile lasts, so talk to your dentist in Montville to see if you’re a good candidate.

About the Practice

At Comprehensive Dental, we have a team of 3 highly-trained dentists ready to provide you with quality care. Dr. Samir K. Rana even specializes in smile makeovers by performing expert full mouth reconstructions with a cosmetic touch. The dentists can be contacted through their website or by phone at (973) 633-5666 for any questions you may have.

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