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Smile Makeover 101: Your Path to a Happy & Healthy Smile in Staten Island

Are you unimpressed with the health, function, or appearance of your teeth or gums? Don’t worry – a smile makeover awaits at Healthy Smiles in Staten Island!

I know that feeling… You’re brushing your teeth in front of the mirror, and you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to have a perfect set of teeth. I’m talking about a set of teeth that are so straight, so white, so shiny, and so natural that you can’t help but smile – isn’t that what the Staten Island community wants? 

The problem for most of us, myself included, is that the ‘perfect set of teeth’ we’re looking for often seems so far away that we don’t even consider fixing it out of fear of the cost, procedure, recovery, or the dentist, in general. Unfortunately, this only makes it worse and welcomes even more problems on top of that. 

Don’t worry – that’s where we come in.

At Healthy Smiles, we understand how frustrating dental problems can be – especially when they start to duplicate and multiply. It might feel like your mouth is working against you, but we can help restore that balance and give you a greater sense of freedom over your oral health – like a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card. 

We call it a ‘smile makeover,’ and it’s exactly what it sounds like – a makeover for your smile. By taking into account all those pesky imperfections and underlying dental concerns that have you fuming in front of the mirror, we can give our patients the smile they’ve been dreaming of while improving their oral health. 

Reasons to Get a Smile Makeover at Healthy Smiles

Most dental appointments are either preventive or reactive – you’re either scheduling a cleaning or exam to prevent tooth disease, or you’re scheduling a follow-up to address a dental concern you have. Most of these appointments are straightforward and only require one treatment, but that’s not always the case. 

Some treatment plans are more complex than others, but that’s where a smile makeover comes into play. It’s reserved for those with two or more dental issues to address – ensuring the right course of action is taken to improve oral health and appearance, while preventing further damage or complications.

You should consider a smile makeover if you’re experiencing two or more of the following: 

  • Tooth Decay (cavities)
  • Misaligned Teeth (overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, gap teeth, crowded teeth, crooked teeth)
  • Discoloration (surface stains, yellowing, or darkening of tooth)
  • Tooth Injury (cracked, chipped, broken, or loose tooth)
  • Gum Disease (gingivitis, periodontitis)

Dental problems often result in a loss of confidence and self-esteem, but a smile makeover can help you regain a sense of self-worth and finally feel comfortable in your own teeth again. Everyone deserves to have a winning smile, and that’s something we’re committed to achieving in the Staten Island community. 

Best of All Worlds: Which Treatments Are Included in a Smile Makeover?

At Healthy Smiles, we dream of a world where tooth disease and dental issues don’t exist. Unfortunately, not all dreams translate to reality, and that’s certainly the case with oral health. Don’t let that discourage you, though – we can help treat a wide variety of dental concerns and can even prevent future problems. 

Here are just some of the dental procedures often included in a smile makeover at Healthy Smiles in Staten Island: 

1. Oral Exam & Teeth Cleaning

An oral exam and teeth cleaning are two of the most basic procedures included in a smile makeover. The exam gives your dentist a clear idea of your oral health as-is and what your goals are. On the other hand, the cleaning gives them a clean canvas to operate on and prevents issues from developing or worsening. 

2. Dental Implants

When bridges and dentures aren’t cutting it for you, it’s time to turn to dental implants – your solution to an everlasting smile. A small metal rod is implanted into your jawbone to provide a solid foundation for the crown, which sits on top. They’re more sturdy, natural-looking, and functional than dentures and bridges.

3. Teeth Whitening

Are your teeth starting to lose their pearly shine? Don’t worry, this can be solved with our impressive Zoom whitening solution – where UV light meets hydrogen peroxide. A whitening gel is applied to the teeth before being activated by the Zoom laser – expediting the bleaching process for a brighter smile!

4. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers and laminates won’t fix the dental problem at its root, but they will provide a disguise for your imperfect teeth to hide behind – especially if they’re stained, crooked, or chipped. A dental veneer is essentially a thin porcelain film that sits over your teeth – mimicking the tooth’s natural appearance. 

5. Invisalign

There’s nothing more frustrating than misaligned teeth. Overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, gap teeth, crowded teeth, crooked teeth – the list goes on! While braces are a trusty solution that gets the job done, Invisalign is the new gold standard that promises an easier, more comfortable treatment process. 

Healthy Smiles: Where Staten Island Goes to Smile Again!

Are you unimpressed with your smile? Do you have a number of dental problems you’d like to address? Is there a lot you want to fix about your smile but don’t know where to start? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, contact Healthy Smiles immediately – a smile makeover is right around the corner!

We take pride in offering a safe space for Staten Island residents to discuss their oral goals and concerns – whether it be rooted in the health, function, or appearance of the teeth and/or gums. Don’t hesitate to book your appointment with Dr. Joseph Cipriano for a brighter, healthier, happier, and more radiant smile!