Your smile leaves a lasting impression. It’s important to make it a good one. Working with Dr. Pia, you can rejuvenate that smile with an assortment of makeover features–from closing gaps to repairing tooth erosion and enamel wear. It’s time for your smile to make the appearance of a lifetime, bringing happiness to yourself and to those around you.
A Smile Makeover will aim to:
- Rejuvenate discolored/stained teeth
- Close or conceal gaps -between teeth
- Reduce overcrowding
- Replace missing teeth
- Repair cracked
- Straighten crooked teeth
- Improve the appearance of gums
- Provide facial & lip support for the face – taking years off your appearance
**Depending on the complexity of the case, a smile makeover could involve many visits and no two cases are alike.
Smile Makeover with Dental Implants
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that replace the root when there is a missing or fractured tooth. They provide a strong foundation to hold one or more replacement teeth. Dental implants typically take the form of a small titanium anchor, which is permanently attached to the jawbone. A replacement tooth, called a crown, is placed over the dental implant.
The creation of dental implants and porcelain crowns requires great attention to detail. Dr. Pia carefully evaluates color, shape, length, and size in order to craft a porcelain crown that is nearly identical to the original tooth, if not better. The results are long-lasting and virtually unnoticeable.
Smile Makeover with Dental Crowns
Dental Crowns, also known as caps, slide over the teeth to hide misshapen, post root canal, misaligned, discolored, or other tooth/teeth imperfections. Dental crowns cover and protect cracked teeth, increase comfort, and offer extra support to teeth that are weak or damaged.
Unlike veneers, porcelain crowns cover all surfaces of the tooth and are used only when the tooth is fractured or very broken down. The porcelain used varies according to your custom specifications to create a strong and natural-looking smile. Because our dental crowns are made of porcelain, they do not leave a black line at the gum level as seen in so many conventional crowns.
Think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone (A) they bond with your natural bone. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns.
A connector – known as an abutment (B)– is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth (C).
Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.
When performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry.