Smile makeovers change lives. Even the smallest tweak can transform a person’s smile – and their confidence. If you’re plagued by an unsightly smile that makes you self-conscious and reluctant to smile or make your voice heard, it’s time to give thanks for cosmetic dentistry and find the treatment that’s right for your smile goals.

1. Cosmetic Gum Recontouring

People with a gummy smile either embrace it or are embarrassed by it. But you certainly don’t have to live with this characteristic if you don’t want to. Cosmetic gum recontouring, also known as a laser gum lift, is a sophisticated, minimally invasive treatment that reshapes the gum line by removing excess gum tissue and revealing more tooth enamel. You only need a local anesthetic to undergo the procedure and the results are instantaneous, permanent – and dramatic. Some patients combine a laser gum lift with porcelain veneers for a full-mouth smile makeover.

2. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are all about perfection. If you have dreams of a flawless, celeb-worthy smile, it’s possible. Veneers are customized in color, shape, size, and length so they are flattering and beautiful. These super-thin pieces of porcelain are made in a lab then bonded to your natural teeth. This cosmetic dentistry treatment is long-lasting and the porcelain is stain-resistant so your smile makeover can last for years.

3. Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening remains one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments because it’s fast, easy, effective, and affordable. Unlike over-the-counter treatments, your Fort Lauderdale dentist’s bleaching products have a powerful, professional-grade composition that really breaks through stains and doesn’t just slough off surface discoloration. Whether you choose to have your teeth whitened in your dentist’s office or opt for customized take-home trays, the results will be a white, brilliant smile.

4. Invisalign

Invisalign is often categorized as a cosmetic dentistry treatment. The work it does is orthodontic, aligning tooth roots and crowns, but the results are aesthetic – a beautiful, straight, healthy smile that is easier to take care of. Many patients finish Invisalign with a round of teeth whitening for a thoroughly transformed smile. And the best part is – the trays are clear and so hard to see that your entire treatment can be done discreetly.

5. Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are not intended to fix cavities alone. The composite materials used in white fillings are versatile and work as a cosmetic solution too, often eliminating the need for more-invasive dental repairs. White fillings can restore cracked or chipped teeth, prevent decay and deterioration, fill gapped teeth, whiten teeth, stabilize tooth structure, and replace unsightly and unhealthy silver fillings.

6. Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are typically thought of as a dental restoration. They cap teeth that have undergone root canal therapy, anchor porcelain bridges, and cover up broken-down teeth. But porcelain crowns are also a cosmetic solution. An unsightly tooth, a tooth that is stained but can’t be whitened, a misshapen tooth – all sorts of imperfections can be concealed by a customized crown that blends right into the rest of your teeth.

Contact Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Charmaine Johnson to find out what cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you and your smile makeover.