What is a Smile Makeover?

Any number of dental procedures may be used to create a brighter, healthier, or more desirable appearance. A smile makeover is the process of using dentistry to cosmetically improve the look of your teeth and gums. A smile makeover can include replacing missing teeth, whitening discolored teeth, lengthening teeth that are short or shortening teeth that are long, or using various dental techniques to create proper teeth alignment. Essentially, a smile makeover is customized for every patient depending on his or her needs and goals. If you are interested in improving your smile, schedule a consultation with Prime Dental Design. We will sit down with you to discuss your options – and we’ll give you a good idea of what can be accomplished.

Why Replace a Missing Tooth?

Not only can a missing tooth affect your appearance and your ability to chew certain types of food, but a missing tooth can also affect your jaw bone, your gums, and the teeth that surround the one that’s missing. Believe it or not, a tooth that is missing – even if it’s in the very back of your mouth – can lead to bone loss and ultimately affect your appearance. If a missing tooth is not replaced, the teeth surrounding the gap can become weak, which can lead to decay or to their collapse. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, it’s important to be evaluated by a prosthodontist to learn about your options and how to bring your mouth back to optimal health.

What is Digital Smile Design?

Prime Dental Design uses the latest technology in dental imaging (Cone Beam Computerized Tomography, or CBCT) to increase accuracy and to minimize radiation to our patients. The use of CBCT is integral to helping us plan your treatment for the best possible results. Along with video and dental photography, our 3D smile design program allows our technicians to create a preview of the smile of your dreams.

What is No Shot Dentistry?

No shot dentistry is exactly what the words “no shot” indicate. It means, there are no shots and no needles involved in your dental procedure. Prime Dental Design utilizes Kovanaze, which is a nasal spray that numbs the upper anterior teeth. It’s the first needle-free anesthesia approved by the FDA for use in dentistry.

Why is Having a Healthy Smile Important?

Healthy teeth indicate much more than just a pretty smile. Your oral health is a good indicator of your overall health. Your teeth and gums can reveal various health issues to your dentist and/or doctor. This is precisely why it’s important to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. Not to mention that a healthy smile is aesthetically pleasing. The brighter and more beautiful your smile, the more you’ll want to show it off. A healthy smile promotes confidence – and is more likely to cause others to look at you and smile back. When you have a fantastic-looking smile, you’ll feel great about yourself.

What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists are specialized dentists who are highly experienced in the restoration and replacement of natural teeth. Prosthodontists restore proper function to your teeth and make your smile look beautiful. In addition to graduating from dental schools, prosthodontists are required to complete a graduate program that consists of a three-year specialized residency that is accredited by the American Dental Association.

Why Choose a Prosthodontist?

Not only are prosthodontists extensively trained in all areas of dentistry, but they have also received specialized training. Their skills and experience allows them to create aesthetically-pleasing smiles and to restore perfect function to your teeth. Prosthodontists truly understand the components of a smile. For each patient they treat, they know how to recommend and create the proper tooth replacement option that will fit and function best. If you are seeking cosmetic or reconstructive dental work, a prosthodontist is the type of dental specialist you should trust.

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