We all know how it works. When looking at a group photo, where does your focus go first? Most likely, it’s on yourself. And what do you notice most? Unfortunately, most people only see the negatives. The things they want to change. If your focus is on your smile—or your lack of one—you may wonder if it’s time for a smile makeover.

There’s no need to worry about the vanity in that. Consider this—improving your smile improves your overall health and wellbeing. It also improves confidence and self-esteem.

At Metropolitan Dental Care, we understand the importance of a beautiful smile. And our Denver dentists have the knowledge, expertise, and care it takes to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

What is a smile makeover?

Smile makeovers range from simple teeth whitening to complex, involved treatments. It all depends on your needs and situation. A smile makeover focuses on and fixes whatever issues you have that detract from your idea of a beautiful smile.

Consider whatever it is about your smile you aren’t 100 percent happy with. Does your smile make you look older? Are your teeth discolored? Do you have cracked, chipped, broken, damaged, or crooked teeth? Maybe you have receding gums. Are you missing a tooth?

Our cosmetic dentists at Metro Dental can fix all the above and more.

At Metropolitan Dental, we fix problems with teeth and gums every day. Some patients have one problem tooth. Other patients have several problems. We even take care of patients who have a mouthful of complex issues.

Are smile makeovers only focused on appearance?

While cosmetic dentistry can vastly improve your smile, sometimes treatments are about more than appearance. For instance, if you have a missing tooth, it can cause your remaining teeth to shift and move. This can change your bite and affect chewing and eating, which affects nutrition.

Crooked teeth also increase your risk of gum disease and tooth decay, as they make it harder to maintain good oral hygiene.

If you are missing a tooth root, this causes destruction of bone where the tooth root should be. Loss of jawbone leads to a “sunken in” look in the face, which makes you look older. It also puts you at higher risk of losing more teeth.

Affordable Options for Minor Smile Improvements

If your teeth and gums are healthy and your only issue is yellow stains, teeth whitening is the treatment of choice. Our in-office teeth whitening treatments can improve the color of your teeth by up to eight shades.

Maybe you have old amalgam fillings that bother you. We can replace dark-colored fillings with tooth-colored composite resin for a more natural, invisible look.

For issues like a chipped tooth, a gap between teeth, or a misshapen tooth, composite bonding works wonders. Much like a dental filling, the area is covered or filled in with natural-looking, tooth-colored composite resin.

Moderate Smile Makeover Options

If you have one or two damaged, broken, or severely discolored teeth, dental crowns might be your best option. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the visible part of your tooth, hiding any imperfections.

Patients with receding gums notice dramatic results from a gum graft. Not only will this improve your smile, but it also helps keep your gums healthy and reduces sensitivity.

A dental bridge fills in the void for up to three missing teeth. The bridge includes an artificial tooth, also called a pontic, for each missing tooth. It is fixed and anchored in place by dental crowns on the two teeth that “bridge” the gap.

Major Investments in Your Smile

Crooked teeth and a misaligned jaw affect more than your appearance. Whether you prefer Invisalign® or need traditional braces, Metropolitan Dental has your answer.

For a more comprehensive fix for a missing tooth or teeth, we offer dental implants. This is a titanium screw that replaces the missing tooth root. Not only does a dental implant halt bone loss, but it also encourages bone growth. When covered with a dental crown, this gives the most natural look.

For those looking for a complete, dramatic smile makeover, veneers offer stunning results. Veneers can correct severely discolored, damaged, chipped, and misshapen teeth. They can also correct less severe misaligned teeth.

Veneers are a thin, porcelain covering for the front surface of teeth. They are durable and natural-looking and can be placed on one tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth involved in your smile.

Now is the Time to Improve Your Smile

There’s no reason to put off achieving a beautiful smile. At Metropolitan Dental in Denver, CO, we have financing available. Improve your confidence, self-esteem, and outlook on life. Contact us online or call our office at (303) 534-2626 today to schedule your consultation.