Research shows that more than 50% of Americans feel self-conscious about their teeth. If you can relate, consider a smile makeover. At Knight’s Dental in Decatur, Georgia, Tasha M. Knight, DDS, performs smile makeovers to transform smiles and improve oral health. By combining several cosmetic dentistry techniques, she can boost your confidence and self-esteem. To schedule an appointment today, book a consultation online, or call the office and speak with a friendly staff member.
A smile makeover is a type of cosmetic dentistry that combines several procedures, such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and teeth whitening to improve the physical appearance of your teeth and gums.
Prior to developing a custom care plan, Dr. Knight takes several factors into consideration, including your hair color, teeth color, skin tone, and facial appearance. She also asks what you like and dislike about your smile. If it helps, feel free to bring a list of goals to your initial consultation.
No two smile makeovers are exactly alike. However, each uses common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Depending on your goals for treatment, Dr. Knight might recommend:
If you’re missing one, several, or all of your permanent teeth, you might benefit from dental implants. Dental implants are metal posts that act as replacement tooth roots. They provide a supportive foundation for oral prosthetics like crowns, fixed bridges, or implant-supported dentures.
Aside from restoring your smile, dental implants can also prevent more serious health problems. If you’re missing one or several permanent teeth, you’re more likely to experience tooth decay, gum recession, and bone decay.
Porcelain veneers are tailor-made shells of porcelain bonded to your permanent teeth. They can address a variety of cosmetic imperfections, including chipped or cracked teeth, smaller-than-average teeth, or stains and discoloration that don’t respond to teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry technique used to eliminate stains and discoloration. There are several types of teeth whitening available, but most use a harmless product called carbamide peroxide. Teeth whitening treatment isn’t permanent, but it does provide results that last four to six months.
To determine if a smile makeover is right for you, Dr. Knight reviews your oral health history, conducts an oral exam, and asks about your goals for treatment. She also takes oral X-rays to look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or bone deterioration.
After gathering all of the necessary information, Dr. Knight develops a custom care plan that aligns with your budget, desires, and individual needs.
Don’t wait to learn more about the benefits of a smile makeover, schedule an appointment at Knight’s Dental. Book a consultation online, or call the office and speak with a friendly team member today.