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What Are My Instant Smile Makeover Options? By Stephen Dowell, DDS on April 03, 2020

Do cosmetic issues like chipped and stained teeth leave you embarrassed to smile? Dr. Stephen Dowell can perform multiple smile makeover treatments (often during one visit) to brighten your smile.

Many of our Minerva, OH, patients have benefited from a smile makeover. A beautiful smile can leave you looking younger, healthier, and more attractive. Our office, which also serves Carrollton, OH, and Dover, OH, combines cutting-edge technology and several decades of combined experience to bring you the best possible care and cosmetic results. Here, you can learn more about your instant smile makeover options.

What Are My Smile Makeover Options?

Our Minerva dental practice offers cosmetic treatments that can address a wide range of aesthetic issues. Depending on your personal goals and cosmetic needs, our office can offer:

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin, curved shells that cover the front of teeth. The attachments can address teeth that are:

  • Misshaped
  • Small
  • Discolored
  • Chipped
  • Worn
  • Crooked
  • Gapped

If you are considering orthodontic treatments, veneers may be a quicker alternative treatment option. Veneers are sometimes called “instant orthodontics” because the shells can correct misaligned and crowded teeth. Veneers cannot address underbite or overbite issues.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening treatments can life extrinsic stains using a concentrated hydrogen or carbamide peroxide solution. Our in-office treatments use Zoom! Whitening, which can whiten teeth by several shades. Some patients prefer the option of undergoing whitening treatments in the comfort of their homes.

Gum Contouring

Excess gum tissue can leave teeth looking small and misshapen. Gum contouring safely removes excess gum tissue to reveal larger, more attractive teeth.

Dental Crowns

Many people associate dental crowns with restorative treatments. Dental crowns are commonly placed after root canal therapy and other procedures, but the ceramic caps can also reshape teeth for cosmetic purposes. If you have a tooth that is severely discolored, crooked, chipped, or misshaped, one of our doctors can have you fitted with a natural-looking cap that restores your smile.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses composite resin to address cosmetic issues. Bonding can address minor chips, gaps, and patches of discoloration, among other issues. Bonding is fairly affordable, and the treatments can often be completed in under half an hour. One downside to this procedure is that dental bonding typically lasts a few years to several years at most.

Other Treatment Options

Invisalign® treatments also offer dramatic cosmetic results, but the treatment can take several months or a few years to complete. If you are undergoing Invisalign treatments, you may wish to consider having your smile makeover or teeth whitening treatment performed at the end of your Invisalign treatment.

During your exam and consultation in Minerva, Dr. Dowell may find that you require restorative treatments. Our office offers dental implants and a wide range of tooth loss solutions.

Schedule Your Invisalign Treatment Today

A smile makeover can deliver life-changing results. No matter what your cosmetic issues are, Dr. Dowell can customize a cosmetic treatment plan that addresses all of your needs and personal goals.

Dr. Dowell has provided exceptional results in a spa-like environment for over 25 years. To schedule your cosmetic consultation, please contact our office online or call (330) 868-5001.


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