Our cosmetic dentists recently attended the 2018 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session, and…
Smile Design Treatment Planning
Smile Makeover Consultation
During your initial consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists, he will evaluate your needs and help you determine if a full Smile Makeover will be beneficial, or if just one or two cosmetic dentistry options can fulfill your goals. You will be asked what you would like to change about your smile, and what specific issues you would like to address. If you are not exactly sure how you would like to renew your smile, below are some questions to help you narrow down what you may want to achieve:
- Are there any gaps, chips, or cracks in my teeth I want to have fixed?
- Do I want to whiten my teeth?
- Do I have stains and discolorations on my teeth?
- Do I have crooked teeth I want to have straightened?
- Is my jaw misaligned or do I have trouble biting down?
- Do I want to decrease the amount of gums that show when I smile?
- Do I have any missing teeth that need to be replaced?
- Do I hide my teeth when I smile because I’m self-conscious about the way they look?
Smile Makeover Process
At your initial consultation, our cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth and gums, take an x-ray of your mouth, perform a thorough cosmetic analysis, and discuss your available treatment options. Then, he will talk with you about the best procedures and treatments to renew your smile, and develop a customized treatment plan. We offer Smile Makeover candidates a variety of cosmetic dental procedures to achieve an amazing smile. Depending on the type of treatment and the number of treatments you will need to achieve your goals, a full Smile Makeover can often be performed as a combination of procedures in just one or two office visits, or as a staged procedure completed in successive appointments.
Dr. Gruen is truly the best dentist anyone could hope for. Excellent staff!! Caring and he is a perfectionist! For a perfect smile you must come here.
December 10, 2015
Cosmetic Dentistry Options
The following options can be performed as stand-alone procedures, or as part of a comprehensive Smile Makeover. You can also check out our smile gallery to view before-and-after results of cosmetic dentistry in some of the many patients we treat here at Germantown Dental Group.
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, plastic teeth aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. The teeth aligners are virtually undetectable to others and can be removed at any time, allowing you to conveniently eat food, drink, brush your teeth, and floss without any trouble.
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that can dramatically change your smile. The extremely durable veneers can last up to 20 years once they are bonded to the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can help disguise cracked, chipped, and discolored teeth. They are also stain resistant.
Teeth Whitening is a popular treatment at Germantown Dental Group since many people experience stained or discolored teeth due to aging, coffee, tea, soda, wine, or tobacco products. We offer Zoom!® teeth whitening in our office, which uses hydrogen peroxide gel and a UV light to provide significant results. If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the privacy of your home, we also offer at-home whitening trays.
Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping, can reduce excess gum tissue that may be causing a “gummy smile”. Our team can use an advanced laser designed to remove extra soft tissue to improve balance and symmetry between your gums and teeth. This procedure can ultimately make your smile look more even and healthy.
Composite Bonding can transform your smile by fixing misaligned, cracked, worn or discolored teeth. This procedure is an alternative to porcelain veneers and uses a strong resin to improve the shape and appearance of the affected teeth. The resin is sculpted onto the tooth and then hardened by a special light. A final polish should bring it to its beautiful, natural-looking result.
Contact Germantown Dental Group for a Smile Makeover
With cosmetic dentistry and Smile Makeover options, you can have the smile you’ve always desired. Contact Germantown Dental Group today for more information, or to schedule an appointment.