There are many reasons why a patient may not be satisfied with the appearance of their smile. Some have stained, discolored teeth while others struggle with misalignment. Other patients may be dealing with missing or extracted teeth, or breakage that impacts the look of their smile. In situations such as this, many patients find that working with a cosmetic dentist is the smartest choice. Fortunately, many cosmetic dentists, including Dr. Chong Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics, offer dramatic solutions for transformation known as smile makeovers.
What is a smile makeover?
Dr. Chong Lee is a cosmetic dentist who can develop a complete smile makeover for new and current patients. A smile makeover combines several cosmetic treatments to entirely transform the look of the smile and address undesirable imperfections that may be present. The smile makeover plan is custom designed for the patient and can be done in one or several appointments.
What restorations are used in a smile makeover?
There are several restorations commonly used by dentists in a smile makeover. They may include:
- Porcelain veneers – veneers are wafer-thin restorations made of ceramic that are bonded over the front of a tooth to change its appearance. This is often done on the teeth near the front of the smile that are commonly seen by others. Veneers are strong, durable, and long-lasting with proper care.
- Dental crowns – dental crowns are ceramic restorations that are made to bond over the top of a prepared tooth. This crown may be done to strengthen a tooth, protect a tooth, or keep a tooth from experiencing breakage after fillings or other dental work have been done.
- Gum reshaping – patients who are unhappy with their gummy smile may find that gum reshaping can completely transform their look. Gum reshaping and contouring can change the shape and size of the teeth while addressing excess soft tissues that detract from an otherwise beautiful smile!
Learn more about the smile makeover
Patients in the area of McLean, VA who are in need of dental work are encouraged to book a consultation visit with Dr. Chong Lee and the team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics to discuss their options. The practice is located at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite #120 and can be reached by phone for an appointment at (703) 448-1020.