If you are not currently satisfied with your smile, then you may be considering a smile makeover to achieve the smile that you have always desired. A smile makeover can be composed of a single procedure that is designed to address a specific issue that is affecting your smile, or it can be a series of procedures that are designed to fully transform your smile. Surgery may or may not be required as part of a smile makeover, as it depends on the specifics of any given case.
If you are missing several teeth, our dentist may recommend that you replace them with dental implants as part of your smile makeover. Placing the dental implants does require surgery. Implants are drilled directly into your jaw bone, and mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. If implants are recommended and you do not have enough jaw bone to support them, then you may need to undergo a bone graft surgery before the implants can be placed. If you suffer from a gummy smile, then you may need gum contouring surgery in order to correct this particular issue.
Most smile makeover procedures do not require surgery, though. Dental bonding, crowns, bridges, tooth-colored fillings, and veneers are some examples of smile makeover procedures that do not require surgery.
If you are looking to improve the aesthetics of your smile, contact our smile makeover specialist in Beverly Hills, CA to set up a consultation.