Combining multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures into one treatment plan can overhaul your smile completely. Dr. Colin A. Forde provides multi-stage treatment plans to help patients achieve the smile they have always wanted. Dr. Forde will help you select the treatments that will most benefit your smile, as well as create a plan that works with your busy schedule. To learn more about what to include in your smile makeover, contact our Albuquerque, NM, dental practice today and schedule your consultation.
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Your smile makeover procedure begins with a consultation with Dr. Forde, where he will perform an oral examination, and discuss your aesthetic goals with you. He will consider the symmetry of your facial features, your skin tone, and help you determine which procedures would accomplish your goals.
Dr. Forde will review the treatment options available to you, explaining what each procedure entails, as well as the timeline. Based on that decision, he will create a treatment plan, and a wax model of your mouth with sample restorations in place, so that you can see what each treatment can accomplish.
There are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can be included in your smile makeover treatment plan, such as:
Invisalign®: Invisalign® corrects misaligned teeth using clear, removable aligners instead of traditional metal bracket and wire braces. The treatment time is much shorter than with traditional braces, and does not require monthly adjustment appointments.
Porcelain veneers: Veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are bonded to the visible surface of your teeth. Patients who have slightly stained teeth, gaps between teeth, or teeth that are misshaped may benefit from veneers. They can be used to lengthen teeth or make them whiter. An ultra-thin, minimal-prep version is also available, which requires little or no removal of the tooth’s surface.
Teeth whitening: Dr. Forde uses the Iveri teeth whitening system. The Iveri system can lighten your teeth by up eight shades in just one 20-minute treatment. The whitening agent is specially formulated to reduce dental stains, with little or no tooth sensitivity.
Gum contouring: If you have a disproportionate amount of gum tissue in your smile, we can perform gum contouring with a special laser. The laser may also be used to shape and smooth your gums, improving their appearance, with minimal discomfort.
Dental bonding: With dental bonding, we use a composite resin to repair chipped or cracked teeth. The resin will match the color of your natural enamel, and will be shaped to look and feel just like your other teeth. Once the resin has been applied and sculpted, it will be hardened with a curing light.
Before any of these procedures can begin, Dr. Forde will need to make sure that you are free of periodontal disease, and that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to receive a smile makeover. He may recommend adding general or restorative dentistry procedures to your treatment plan.
If you are anxious to show off a rejuvenated. dazzling smile, contact our practice today to get started. A smile makeover may give you the quality of life you have long desired.
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