Your Smile Makeover Consultation

Every smile makeover begins with a consultation. During your consultation, you will talk to one of our restorative and cosmetic dentistry specialists to start planning your smile makeover.

First, your dentist will listen to your aesthetic concerns and goals. Although smile makeovers are largely cosmetic procedures, feel free to bring up any concerns about the function or comfort of your teeth.

Next, your cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth and gums, paying particular attention to any concerns you raise. They may ask additional questions to help them understand your situation. If you provided x-rays or other supporting documentation from your general dentist, your cosmetic dentist will look at these. They may also order additional X-rays or imaging such as CBCT scans or pictures with an intraoral camera. These will help your dentist make important treatment decisions and help you understand your condition.

With supporting imagery, your dentist will propose one or more treatment plans. Often, there are multiple options for achieving the desired results, so your dentist will explain these to you, along with the benefits and limitations of each option.

Smile Makeover Options

A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment option for improving the appearance of your smile. This can include numerous potential cosmetic concerns, such as:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth
  • Worn, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Small or poorly formed teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Old restorations, including metal fillings and crowns
  • Worn, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Small or poorly formed teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Old restorations, including metal fillings and crowns
  • Missing teeth

Often, there are multiple ways to treat each of these aesthetic concerns. We’ll explain these options in detail so you can choose the one that works best for you.

Discolored Teeth Options

Discolored teeth are one of the most common cosmetic complaints about their smile. The most common treatments for discolored teeth are teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.

Teeth whitening works excellent for teeth discolored by outside sources, such as foods like berries and chocolates, drinks like coffee and wine, or smoking cigarettes or marijuana.

Porcelain veneers work better than whitening if your teeth are stained from within. You might have enamel defects, thin enamel, or a dark tooth interior. People also choose to whiten with veneers if they have other cosmetic concerns they’re treating with veneers.

Options for Crooked, Crowded, or Gapped Teeth

Most people think that their only option is orthodontics if they have crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth. Often, orthodontics is the right choice; if that’s the case, we will refer you to an orthodontist.

However, in many cases, restorations like porcelain veneers and dental crowns can give you the straight smile you’re looking for while correcting other cosmetic concerns like discoloration, wear, and more.

Worn, Chipped, and Cracked Tooth Options

If your teeth are worn down, chipped, or cracked, restorations like veneers and crowns can help. Veneers work great for cosmetic damage, but crowns are best for damage that has weakened your tooth.

Our prosthodontists will evaluate your cracked tooth to determine whether the damage requires root canal therapy or an extraction and replacement. If it requires that level of care, we will refer you to an endodontist or a periodontist.

Small or Poorly Formed Teeth

Attractive teeth are proportional to your face and have a pleasing shape. If your teeth are naturally small, porcelain veneers are often the best way to build them up. This includes retained baby teeth, peg laterals, and other congenital causes.

Decayed Teeth and Old Restorations

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the world. It’s normal to have cavities in your teeth. Most types of cavities benefit from fillings. We offer composite fillings for relatively small cavities. Larger cavities benefit from ceramic fillings that are more beautiful and more durable. Sometimes, a badly decayed tooth would benefit from a dental crown.

We can also replace old restorations with attractive ceramic restorations, such as metal amalgam fillings, metal crowns, and more.

Missing Teeth

There are many replacement options for missing teeth. We commonly use dental bridges, but in most cases, dental implants are the best tooth replacement. We don’t place dental implants but ensure that every implant has a beautiful, perfectly fitted crown, bridge, or denture.

Smile Makeover Patient

Why Choose South Bay Prosthodontics for Your Smile Makeover

At South Bay Prosthodontics, our cosmetic dentists are specialists in prosthodontics. Most smile makeovers include prosthetics like porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and more. Our specialists have exceptional training in how to use these procedures.

With a general dentist offering cosmetic dentistry, you don’t know how much training they have in prosthodontics. It might be a weekend course. It might be just what they encountered in dental school. You also don’t know how often they do cosmetic dentistry.

At South Bay Prosthodontics, you know our dentists are credentialed specialists in prosthodontics. At our office, we do almost nothing but prosthodontics, and we are busy every day helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

We bring expertise, experience, and dedication to your smile makeover. If you want a smile makeover, it’s worth it to invest in specialist care that can help you achieve the results you’re looking for.

Ready for a Smile Makeover in Torrance, CA?

If you’re unhappy with your smile and are ready to do something about it, let South Bay Prosthodontics help. Our prosthodontic specialists are great cosmetic dentists who give you the care your smile deserves.

Please call (310) 378-9261 or use our online form today to request an appointment at South Bay Prosthodontics in Torrance, CA.