If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, you may be uncertain about the best treatment for you. Perhaps you have more than one type of blemish that you would like to correct. If so, you may be a great candidate for a smile makeover at our San Diego practice. A La Jolla smile makeover allows you to choose several procedures to achieve your desired results. Dr. Georgaklis will provide a full consultation, and he will help you select the optimal procedures for your goals and dental health.
Are You Embarrassed by Dental Stains?
If you want your La Jolla smile makeover to give you a whiter smile, there are several options to choose from. First, teeth whitening can reduce extrinsic dental stains that result from foods, beverages, smoking, aging, and environmental factors. If you choose to include whitening treatment in your makeover, we will typically perform this treatment first. That way we can match any porcelain restorations to the new color of your smile.
If you suffer from dark intrinsic stains, such as tetracycline stains or the discoloration that results from dental infection, you are better suited to porcelain veneers or dental bonding. We will choose a shade of material that blends seamlessly with your smile and completely conceals the internal stains.
Do You Want a La Jolla Smile Makeover to Correct Small Teeth?
If you feel that your teeth look too small, this may actually be the result of a disproportionate amount of gum tissue. In this case, we will typically recommend gum contouring. During this procedure, Dr. Georgaklis will use an advanced surgical laser to remove a small amount of gum tissue and expose more of your teeth. He will work conservatively to minimize your discomfort and achieve a highly natural effect.
In some cases, however, your teeth may actually be unusually small, or they may have started to wear away. Many times, veneers or bonding can be a great solution. These conservative cosmetic treatments can elongate your teeth or close small spaces in your smile. At the same time, however, they involve minimal alteration to your teeth. If you have a more seriously flawed or worn tooth, we may recommend a crown as part of your smile makeover. Our San Diego practice offers highly lifelike crowns, made from advanced dental porcelain.
Are You Seeking a Smile Makeover in San Diego to Achieve a Straighter Smile?
Dr. Georgaklis can also include one of several orthodontic treatments in your La Jolla smile makeover. Like many cosmetic patients, you may simply desire minor to moderate adjustment to your dental alignment. In this case, we may recommend Invisalign® or Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM. If you need more dramatic correction, we also offer traditional and lingual braces for widespread misalignment. Typically, we will perform orthodontic treatment before any other cosmetic procedures.
Are You Missing Teeth?
Although smile makeovers are typically considered cosmetic treatments, Dr. Georgaklis can also replace missing teeth to restore your smile and bite. Here, too, we offer several options. A dental bridge can fill in the gap in your smile. Your dentist will place two crowns to support your new bridge. If you desire the most stable restorative option, consider dental implants. Dr. Georgaklis will permanently place these small posts in your jawbone, and they can hold up lifelike dental prosthetics.
Begin Creating Your Personalized La Jolla Smile Makeover
If you are ready to enhance your appearance with a smile makeover in San Diego, contact our office today. We look forward to meeting you, and George Georgaklis, DDS will help you achieve the stunning smile of your dreams.