What Can be Part of My Smile Makeover?

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Having a gorgeous smile can give you more confidence in yourself. Unfortunately, most of us aren't born with a perfect smile, but that doesn't mean we cannot have one. When you're ready to improve your smile, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at Riley Dental. Dr. Luke Riley and our staff are skilled in many cosmetic and restorative dental treatments, including veneers, in-office or home teeth whitening, and orthodontics, for patients near Haslet, North Richland Hills, and Fort Worth, TX. There are many cosmetic procedures to get a desired smile, so let’s discuss what concerns you might want to address during your smile makeover:

Why do I need a new smile?

  • Misaligned teeth
    Teeth that are misaligned or crooked can be a problem for your smile. Both of these problems can lead to overcrowding and bite issues. Depending on your specific concerns, you can find solutions for a straighter, more symmetrical smile.
  • Stains and discoloration
    Many men and women deal with discolored teeth. Your teeth can be stained on the exterior of your enamel (extrinsic stains from things like using tobacco and drinking coffee) or inside (intrinsic stains brought on by medication or trauma to a tooth). A dull or yellow smile may be making you look unhealthy or older. Brightening your enamel is a simple procedure to improve your smile.
  • A cracked tooth
    A crack in a tooth can look like a tooth that is chipped, but generally, a crack is much easier to see, particularly if the problem is in the front of the mouth. Not only could it look bad, but a cracked tooth can be painful when you try to use it, and it can be extra sensitive to extreme temperatures. A cracked tooth can also be susceptible to infections, which means you should get it fixed as soon as possible.
  • Chipped teeth
    Getting a chip in your tooth can be as simple as biting down on a piece of ice or falling and hitting the sidewalk. A small chip can make your smile appear uneven, but it may also make it much easier for the tooth to become infected. If you have a chipped tooth, you should get it fixed to improve both how your smile looks as well as your oral health.

Improve your smile

Cosmetic treatments by Dr. Riley and our team in Haslet, TX can help you improve the health, function, and appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic treatments in a smile makeover can help your teeth look better and increase your confidence. Your treatment plan can include one procedure or several procedures.

What can be a part of my smile makeover?

  • Cosmetic bonding
    Dental bonding is a treatment to fix and improve the look of your teeth if they are chipped or stained. Composite resin (the same substance used as a filling for cavities) can be carefully applied by a dentist to fill chips and hide stains. After the bonding is set, the composite resin will be polished, and the edges will be contoured to get a smooth, even shape. Bonding is a quick, less costly cosmetic procedure; however, the outcomes will not last as long as some other treatments, like veneers.
  • Teeth whitening
    If you are looking for an effective and safe method to brighten your smile, teeth whitening might be your solution. Though there are many different choices (strips, gels, toothpaste) that you can buy in the store, professional teeth whitening typically produces better results and can be customized to suit your unique needs. At Riley Dental, we offer both whitening kits to use for at-home whitening and in-office whitening treatments. A home kit will consist of custom-made whitening trays to get a more comfortable treatment than normal trays in whitening kits you buy at the store and a professional-strength whitening gel. If you would rather have quicker results, Dr. Riley and his team also perform in-office teeth whitening.
  • Replacing old fillings
    Composite resin fillings are used to treat a cavity after the decayed enamel has been removed. Many smile makeovers include switching older amalgam fillings with modern tooth-colored fillings. Along with lasting longer, tooth-colored fillings are made with composite resin, so they are less visible compared to amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings may be used for your front or back teeth to treat small to medium cavities. Tooth-colored fillings can help you get a better-looking smile and a stronger restoration. At Riley Dental, our team mixes the filling material to match your teeth so the result is smooth.
  • Custom veneers
    If you want to enhance your smile quickly, cosmetic veneers are a terrific choice. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth. They are used to improve the look of cracked teeth, cover the gap between teeth, and conceal discolored teeth. Veneers are an ideal choice if you want an efficient way to enhance the appearance of your teeth and get a smile that gives you more confidence in your appearance. Porcelain veneers at Riley Dental are custom-made to appear natural and last quite a while.
  • Teeth straightening
    If you had braces as a kid, your teeth can still move and change, resulting in overlap and a crooked tooth look. Fortunately, there are modern orthodontic alternatives for older patients who want to fix this issue with Invisalign® clear aligners.

Makeover your smile with cosmetic dentistry

As you can see, there are many options to improve how your smile looks. When you are ready to boost your confidence in your smile and get healthier teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Luke Riley and his team. If you live near Haslet, North Richland Hills, or Fort Worth, TX, and need an experienced group that offers cosmetic and restorative procedures, please contact Riley Dental to schedule a smile makeover consultation. Once we've heard your specific needs and wants, we'll help create your smile makeover treatment strategy to help reveal a gorgeous smile.

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