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Smile Makeover Basics

smile makeover before and afterA smile makeover is a custom-designed smile using a combination of services such as whitening, bonding, veneers and more.

Whether it’s coffee stains, unsightly blemishes, chipped or faded teeth, or just a worn down aged smile that has been around the block a few too many times – age, wear and tear all take a dramatic toll on our smile and our self confidence. Regardless of how you may have arrived in this condition, the impact on your dental health and your smile is unmistakable. Whether your teeth are stained due to tetracycline, if they have been damaged from teeth grinding or if some of them are missing – you could be a good candidate for this modern restorative dentistry.

Here are some of the most common restorative solutions used in today’s dental world:

Teeth Whitening:

Who doesn’t want a whiter smile? Teeth naturally darken with age, and they are stained by beverages like red wine, coffee and by smoking. Certain antibiotics and root canals or tooth trauma can also cause teeth to darken. We offer tray whitening and chair-side whitening treatments that can restore your teeth’s natural coloring or brighten them 4-10 shades whiter if you prefer.

Veneers:

A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that covers your existing natural tooth and can correct many issues like spaces, cracks, stains, unevenness, chipped enamel and more. Veneers appear and feel like your natural teeth. The procedure is quick and virtually pain free.

Dental Implants:

This is the best treatment option to permanently replace missing or extracted teeth, dental implants do not alter additional teeth as is the case with crowns. An implant is a “man-made” replacement for a missing or rotten tooth, consisting of a titanium root implant, an abutment to serve as a base for the replacement tooth and a restorative crown.

Whatever your needs, a smile makeover can get you to a place where you are proud of your teeth and on top of your oral health.

Gary:

Gary was always self conscious of his front teeth and did all he could not to show them to people. He had a metal based crown placed many years ago which stood out and his midline was off considerably.

Treatment:

Eight porcelain crowns and veneers were placed shifting his midline towards center as much as his mouth would allow.

Results:

Gary cannot stop smiling now. His new smile has taken years off his appearance.

Tom:

He came in with concerns over the appearance (size, shape, color) of his teeth and smile. He had actually trained his lip to cover over much of his teeth when speaking and smiling. Tom was also getting sensitivity around many of the old metal fillings he had.

Treatment:

Twelve upper and twelve lower all porcelain crowns to proportion the size and shape of his teeth to the size of his jaw while enhancing the color and removing all old restorations and cavities.

Result:

Tom smiles bigger than ever now. Notice how already his lip has begun to relax and show off his new smile. He has a big family reunion upcoming and is now confident in his appearance.

Richard

This gentleman came to our office with concerns over old metal materials in his mouth and its overall health.

Treatment:

  • A progressively phased plan was made to address the back teeth and restore them to health first.
  • Next we addressed the worn down front teeth which were no longer functioning properly in his bite.
  • This also allowed us to improve how Richard felt about the appearance of his smile along with increasing strength and function.

Result:

Full mouth restoration with porcelain crowns and veneers which brought a bigger brighter smile to his face and greatly improved his overall biting function. According to Richard: “It was definitely worth doing and wish I had done it earlier.”

Aesthetic Family Dentistry

26232 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 515-0404


If you're looking for a professional and highly trained dentist in the North Phoenix & Cave Creek area, you've come to the right place. Our amazing dental team is ready to take care of all your dental needs. We welcome patients from all over Phoenix, including the Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, Tatum Ridge, and Desert View Village neighborhoods. Some of our more popular dental services include: cosmetic dentistry, regular cleanings, exams, dental implants to take care of those missing teeth, teeth whitening for a brighter, whiter smile, and porcelain veneers for a more beautiful smile. Contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry to book your next appointment at our North Phoenix dental office today.