What is a “smile analysis?”

What do you dislike about your smile? If you could change one thing about your oral condition, what would it be? These are a couple questions you may be asked to ponder during a smile analysis. Cosmetic dentistry has come a very long way in a brief period of time, and what you might have thought was only available for the wealthy can become a true reality for you in upgrading your appearance and restoring your self-confidence.

A smile makeover can be completed during one or more dental appointments and include any or all of the following:

Teeth whitening – Drab, lifeless teeth can become bright and shining with teeth whitening. This is generally the most economical cosmetic enhancement available that provides a big improvement.

Straight teeth – There was a time when the only way to achieve straight teeth was through years of orthodontic care. However, there are different procedures that provide the appearance of straight teeth without undergoing years of treatment.

Yet, if the willingness to undergo orthodontic care is there, but wearing metal bands and brackets is not appealing, there are alternatives, such as the use of clear aligners that gently shift teeth to their correct position.

The appearance of misshapen, uneven teeth or unwanted gaps between teeth can be altered through the use of porcelain veneers. Your smile is enhanced by covering dental imperfections with these wafer-thin shells. This process is permanent and can be completed in a few dental appointments.

Missing teeth is more than a cosmetic issue. When one or more teeth are absent, remaining teeth can shift resulting in a dental malocclusion. The ability to eat and speak can be disrupted with missing teeth. Your smile analysis may reveal you can restore missing teeth with dental implants allowing you to eat all the foods you love, speak clearly, and smile with self-confidence.

Your smile analysis may indicate the need to restore old silver dental fillings with tooth-colored composite resin. This is a plastic material that is completely safe, blends in with your natural tooth shade, and has many uses, such as tooth bonding, repair dental decay, and covering gum recession that eliminates the discomfort from exposed dental nerves.

At the office of Samuel Jirik, DDS, our friendly team is happy to conduct a smile analysis that can update and enhance your smile to last a lifetime. Call our office at 501-843-9561 to schedule an appointment today!

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