At Buckwalter Dental Care, we specialize in full smile makeovers. No matter what cosmetic problems or oral health issues may face you, Dr. Joel Darrah can create a dental plan to restore your smile, your oral health, and your confidence.
What procedures are needed for a full smile makeover? That’s a good question. And the answer is “it depends!” Each patient is different. A wide variety of treatments may be required, depending on your case, so let’s look at them now!
First, you may need multiple dental crowns or fillings to restore your teeth if you have one or more cavities. Fillings and crowns help cover up your damaged tooth and prevent further decay. We use tooth-colored fillings and crowns for better cosmetic results.
If you have a broken or decayed tooth that has become infected, root canal therapy may be required to eliminate the infection and save your tooth. With a root canal, you can protect and preserve your tooth for years to come.
If you have teeth that are too damaged to save with other dental treatments, they will need to be extracted. Then, once the area heals, you can get a replacement tooth like a dental implant to restore your bite and your smile.
If you have gum disease, you will need to get treatment to get your gum disease under control. Depending on your case, this may involve simple treatments like a deep cleaning (scaling & root planing), or multiple surgeries to repair your teeth and gums.
Once Dr. Darrah has restored your oral health, it’s time to think about replacing your missing teeth. If you’re missing one or more teeth, you have a few options, such as partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
Partial dentures are an affordable way to restore your smile, and are usually covered by dental insurance. Bridges cost more, but offer more convenience and long-lasting results. Dental implants are the most expensive option, but last 30+ years and help protect your oral health. Dr. Darrah will help you determine which treatment is right for you.
If you have stained or discolored teeth, Dr. Darrah may incorporate teeth whitening into your treatment to reverse stains and brighten your smile. Teeth whitening is fast, non-invasive, and a great way to make you look younger and feel more confident about your smile.
If you have issues with your smile such as chips, gaps between your teeth, uneven teeth, or misshapen teeth, Dr. Darrah will recommend cosmetic dentistry treatments such as dental veneers or dental bonding to cover up these flaws and improve your smile.
Most patients will not require all of the procedures we discussed above. Every person is different, and every smile is different. If you’re wondering what kind of treatment you may need during the smile makeover process, contact Buckwalter Dental Care online or give us a call at (843) 815-3232 to schedule an appointment.
At your smile makeover consultation, Dr. Darrah will perform a comprehensive oral exam, and help you learn more about the treatments that you may need to get the smile you deserve. We’re always accepting new patients, so don’t wait. Get started today.