When it comes to your looks, health and happiness, it’s never too late to achieve your personal goals! This is important to keep in mind in all aspects of your life, and your smile is no exception. Those that suffer from missing, weak or damaged teeth often experience related hurdles in their personal lives, from being shy or self-conscious about their smile to the inability to eat their favorite steak dinner. If you are such a person, don’t worry. There is hope. Advancements in dental technology are allowing skilled dentists to accomplish amazing things. Here are a few of the treatments to look into if you wish to revitalize your smile.

Dental Implants

For a patient that needs a tooth removed or is living with an already-missing tooth, dental implants are a great solution for restoring the natural look of their mouth. Not only can a missing tooth affect one’s self-esteem, but it can also lead to problems like misalignment, bone loss, or even the loss of other teeth. The right dentist will approach your case with thorough preparation and attentive treatment. First, they will take a detailed scan of your mouth with state-of-the-art 3D technology which allows for proper planning the elimination of guesswork and uncertainty. Then they will use their findings to help surgically insert the implant, which is essentially a manmade root to house your tooth replacement. This replacement will be made from an impression of your mouth and constructed in a laboratory to ensure that it’s an exact match for your existing teeth. In the meantime, the dentist will likely provide a temporary tooth so that your smile will feel complete the day you walk out of the office. Your replacement will look and function just like a natural tooth.

All-on-4 Implants
All on 4 Implants

This is a solution for an individual who only has a few healthy natural teeth remaining or has no teeth at all. It is a great alternative to traditional removable dentures for a few reasons:

  • They are permanent: Patients with removable dentures are often required to have ongoing dental visits for refitted dentures as their mouth moves with age. All-on-4 implants eliminate this inconvenience by functioning like natural teeth, and with a few periodic minor adjustments, fitting comfortably for a lifetime.
  • They are convenient: All-on-4 implants require just the same maintenance as your natural teeth (brushing, flossing and professional cleanings). They don’t need to be removed for nightly cleanings, and they don’t run the risk of breaking after being dropped.
  • They are comfortable: Removable dentures are known to slide around the wearer’s mouth and can affect their eating habits and speech. Since All-on-4 implants are secured soundly to the jaw, they function just like your natural teeth.

While veneers are a popular choice for famous celebrities, they are much more attainable than you may think. Laminate porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover just the visible portions of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can fix most cosmetic problems and completely transform a smile in just two appointments. They are bonded to the natural surface of the tooth to improve its appearance, and are often used as a means to make cosmetic changes for teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped or misaligned. The porcelain is extremely hard and durable, as well as resistant to staining. The right dentist can transform your smile with veneers in just two easy appointments. Veneers can make you feel younger by reversing dullness, damage and discoloration from aging or even years of smoking and drinking dark beverages.

If you’d like to speak to a dentist who offers all of these services and more, call Dr. Markowitz and his expert team at Great Boca Smiles at (561) 221-2045 or fill out the form on the website.