Evaluating Candidacy for a Smile Makeover By Dr. Degel on July 18, 2022

two women with beautiful smilesCosmetic dentistry, specifically a combination of treatments in a custom-designed smile makeover plan, will deliver a head-turning smile that you’ll feel proud to share. Smile makeover candidates have good oral health and a desire for a more youthful, attractive smile. Before determining if a smile makeover is right for you, patients must consider whether their smile goals can be achieved through the procedures. 

Serving patients across Queens, NY, Long Island, NY, and all of NYC, Dr. Carmen Every-Degel and Dr. Clifford Degel at Astoria Dental Group will answer all of your questions and set you on the right track toward the smile makeover of your dreams. 

Common Concerns

Are you struggling from low self-esteem due to the appearance of your teeth or smile? If you have crooked, discolored, missing, or misaligned teeth, a smile makeover may be the answer for you. 

Every smile makeover is completely customized to suit the unique goals of the patient. To determine a person’s candidate for a smile makeover, dentists first evaluate dental imperfections and assess whether they can be improved by cosmetic dentistry. 

Some of the most common problems that make a patient a good candidate for a smile makeover include:

Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth, and teeth with uneven or wide gaps between them, can be realigned and reshaped through procedures such as Invisalign® and veneers. 

Invisalign changes the alignment of teeth by using clear, discreet plastic aligners worn over the teeth. Veneers can hide gaps between teeth or make one or two crooked teeth appear perfectly aligned. Made from high-quality dental porcelain, veneers are small shells placed on the top of one or multiple teeth, in the front of the mouth. 

Discolored Teeth 

Yellow, stained teeth are one of the most common complaints among patients. Thankfully, there are two simple and quick fixes: professional whitening and veneers. 

Professional teeth whitening addresses extrinsic dental stains caused by foods and drinks that stain the teeth over time. If you have intrinsic dental stains caused by a medical condition, trauma, or medication, veneers might be the best option for a brighter smile. 

Broken Teeth 

Chipped or cracked teeth will need to be evaluated to ensure the teeth have not become infected. If the teeth are not infected, there are several cosmetic solutions for chips and cracks, including dental bonding and veneers. 

If the tooth has become infected, a root canal or extraction may be necessary. If this is the case, the tooth can be covered with a dental crown or completely replaced with a dental implant and restoration.

Missing Teeth 

If you are missing one or more teeth, it is essential to seek treatment as soon as possible. If not, it’s likely that all of your teeth will shift to fill in those gaps. Common smile makeover solutions for missing teeth include dental bridges, dentures, and implant-supported restorations.

Bite Problems (Malocclusion)

Misaligned teeth and malocclusion can also be sources of insecurity. In most of these cases, our team recommends Invisalign clear aligners to improve the alignment of the teeth and jaws. Consequently, the appearance of your smile will improve as well.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

As a staple in the community for nearly two decades, the dentists at Astoria Dental Group have the experience and training necessary to provide patients with life-changing smile makeovers. Using the latest technology, Dr. Clifford Degel or Dr. Carmen Every-Degel will transform your appearance and deliver a beautiful smile that you’ll love for years to come. 

Call (718) 278-1123 or use our online form to request your appointment today in Queens, NY. 

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Doctors Carmen Every-Degel and Clifford Degel

Astoria Dental Group

Our doctors are widely recognized for their contributions to the field of dentistry. They are members of various prestigious organizations, including: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry 
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 
  • American Dental Association

If you are ready to transform your smile with Astoria Dental Group, request a consultation online or call us in Queens at (718) 278-1123.

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