If you aren’t happy with your smile but you’re not sure exactly where to begin, consider a smile makeover in Chicago to help ignite your confidence. Smile makeovers are an increasingly popular way to address smile insecurities.
What is a Smile Makeover?
You’ve likely heard the term “smile makeover” before, but you may not know exactly what it is referring to. Smile makeovers in Chicago combine multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures with the end goal of enhancing the overall appearance and aesthetic of the smile. Keep in mind that any existing oral health issues need to be treated before patients start the process of a smile makeover. Smile makeovers are designed to help improve stained, misaligned or chipped teeth. Our team will walk you through the different potential outcomes and ensure you have a realistic expectation of what your end results will be like. Each patient has different needs and potential insecurities that they want to address through their smile makeover, so we will cover all options during your initial consultation.
Why Choose Dr. Nihal Bicakci for Your Smile Makeover?
As prosthodontists, we specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, planning, maintenance and rehabilitation of oral function, making us a top choice for your smile makeover. With only ~3,500 prosthodontists in the United States, we take pride in being a trusted resource for patients who want to transform their smiles.
Here are some considerations to think about when determining what you want to get done during your smile makeover.
Your face shape: Believe it or not, your teeth help define your face. Missing or damaged teeth can cause the shape of the face to become altered. The right procedures can help give your cheeks the plumpness for a more youthful look.
Missing teeth: Missing teeth cause uneven gaps in your mouth that can put you at risk for decay and shifting teeth. Dental implants or dental bridges are an ideal solution to permanently fill any gaps and allow for complete functionality.
Misalignment: If you have small overlaps or misaligned teeth, we consider options like veneers, Invisalign or clear braces.
Overall tooth shape: You may not have given much thought to the natural shape of your teeth, but these small details can make all of the difference. We can lengthen or shorten your teeth accordingly to help enhance your smile.
Common Procedures Involved in Smile Makeovers
The specific procedures involved in smile makeovers in Chicago is dependent on the patient and their specific needs. Here are some examples of procedures we recommend to transform your smile.
Veneers: Veneers, also referred to as onlays, are small tooth-colored shells that are attached to the front of your natural tooth. Porcelain is the most common material used as it resembles your natural teeth and is also resistant to stains. Veneers can help improve a variety of cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, stained or small teeth.
Teeth whitening: Another potential facet of a smile makeover is professional teeth whitening that helps correct stained, yellow or overall dull teeth.
Dental implants: If you’re missing one or multiple teeth, dental implants are a permanent solution that have a high success rate. Dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone and can help promote the growth of new jaw bone, too.
Invisalign: Straightening methods such as Invisalign are a popular option for our patients who want to better align their teeth in a subtle way.
Tooth-colored bonding: This is a cost-effective way to fix damaged surfaces of the teeth. It can be used in conjunction with restorations like veneers or crowns to further make an impact on your smile.