Unhappy With Your Grin? Five Ways a Smile Makeover Can Help

As you get older, normal wear and tear can change the function and appearance of your smile. Broken, worn-down, or discolored teeth may be a source of discomfort or self-consciousness. There may even be times when you find yourself suppressing your smile. With a custom smile makeover at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York City, NY, a brand-new smile is within reach. 


The benefits of a smile makeover go beyond an improved appearance. While you will love the way you look after treatment, you will also enjoy renewed strength in your teeth and better oral health. Would you like to transform dull or damaged teeth into a gorgeous grin? At her New York City office, Dr. Marianna Farber helps patients achieve beautiful smiles that look and feel great. We welcome you to learn about cosmetic dentistry in NYC and how a custom smile makeover may be the ideal choice for you.


What’s included in a smile makeover? 

A smile makeover is designed to address cosmetic concerns affecting the smile zone, or the front portion of the teeth from canine to canine. Based on your unique concerns and issues, a smile makeover consists of one or more dental procedures to enhance the appearance of the teeth and gums. While the goal of these procedures is aesthetic, many cosmetic treatments can also improve the bite and function of the teeth. Dr. Farber and her staff at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry offer cosmetic dentistry in NYC to help men and women overcome imperfections such as damaged or dull teeth, a misaligned bite, and more. 


We’ve listed the top five ways a smile makeover at our office can refresh the appearance of your teeth. 


1. Whiten your teeth 

Stains on the enamel are caused by a number of factors, such as natural aging, coffee, wine, tobacco use, and even certain medications. Over time, this discoloration can make your smile appear dull or yellow. This can lead to feelings of embarrassment or uneasiness, especially when among friends and family. If you want a brighter smile, the KöR whitening system can give you great results with in-office whitening treatments and take-home kits. We also suggest scheduling biannual cleanings at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry to polish off your look. 


2. Straighten your teeth 

Crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth are not just an aesthetic issue. A misaligned smile can ultimately change the way you perform tasks such as chewing or speaking. In fact, an improper bite may lead to future dental problems that could be expensive and painful to fix. Trusted products such as Invisalign® properly align teeth to make them more attractive. Not only that, the aligners are clear and removable, making them more convenient than traditional metal braces. Gradually shift your teeth into a more comfortable position by getting a smile consultation with Dr. Farber. 

 

3. Improve the size and shape of your teeth 

Due to genetics, you may have teeth that are abnormally small, narrow, short, or otherwise ill-shaped. When it comes to achieving a gorgeous smile, having the right proportions is important. Cosmetic dentistry procedures and techniques can make your teeth actually appear larger and more symmetrical. Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry offers several options for patients at our New York City, NY, office. For instance, dental bonding and contouring may be able to help with tooth length and other flaws. Porcelain veneers can also correct the length and shape of your teeth. After a discussion with Dr. Farber, we will help you decide which method is right for you. 


4. Repair broken teeth 

Broken teeth are normally the cause of physical trauma, such as a sports-related dental injury. We find that it is essential to repair chipped or worn-down teeth so patients can restore their ability to bite and chew comfortably. A smile makeover can restore function to damaged teeth and bring a healthy appearance back to your smile. While this can be achieved through several cosmetic dentistry procedures, we may recommend dental bonding and contouring to help with cracks, chips, and even small gaps. 


5. Restore the gums 

Did you think we’d forget about the gums? The gumline is a very important part of the smile zone, which is why we include it in our smile makeover treatment plans. Patients with gum recession, for instance, may have noticed gaps or spaces between the teeth and gumline. Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry can reposition the gumline so that it covers more of the teeth. This cosmetic dentistry procedure makes your smile appear more balanced and helps eliminate pockets that could create an oral infection in the future. 


Schedule a custom smile makeover 

No matter what your cosmetic dentistry goals, a smile makeover from Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry is your path to a youthful, more energetic smile you will love to show off. Not only that, cosmetic dentistry procedures reestablish oral health and function by improving your ability to bite down. When stained, damaged, or misaligned teeth are getting in the way of what you want, our smile transformations can improve your quality of life. If you are ready to receive the benefits of cosmetic dentistry in NYC, contact Dr. Marianna Farber for your one-on-one consultation.   


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.