The road to a confident and pleasing smile can be fraught with uncertainty without research. We encourage all our current and new patients to educate themselves about the procedures they are interested in, even before coming in to visit. Below we have listed the most frequently asked questions that our patients in Palm Beach Gardens, FL have asked. If you still have more questions, feel free to contact our office and we’d be happy to assist you.
Smile design procedures are primarily for aesthetic purposes, turning those discolored, chipped, cracked, or diseased teeth into bright, shining rows of pearly-whites. Most adults have found that an improved set of teeth has given them a renewed confidence in themselves. They also offer many psychological benefits as well, such as decrease in depression or unhappiness with your appearance, and an increase in confidence.
Porcelain veneers are essentially porcelain-white shells that are attached to the fronts of the teeth. They are thin and allow the light to pass through, creating a brilliant and beautiful smile. Teeth whitening involves using bleach gel and bleach lights to carefully whiten your teeth, ridding any discolorations and leaving your teeth as white as eggshells.
Lastly, gum contouring is for those who may have uneven gums, small teeth, or other gum abnormalities. Using the latest technology in laser dentistry, we can cut and shape your gums to a pleasing appearance.
After a consultation with Dr. Ajmo, there is a chance that he could recommend more than one procedure, depending on the current condition of your oral health. We understand that each of your patients is unique, and Dr. Ajmo and his capable staff members are very experienced with planning and performing combined procedures.
How much does each procedure cost? The total cost of a smile design will vary depending on a few factors – the condition of the patient’s oral health, how many procedures will be needed, and any supplemental materials that may be required. Our mission is to never keep a patient from achieving their dream smile due to worries about the cost of a procedure – we proudly accept many payment methods, as well as offer many financing options to fit the budget of any patient. We also work closely with CareCredit and Springstone Financial plans.
Candidates for smile design procedures typically have good to fair oral health. It’s expected that your teeth may not be in the best order if you are seeking cosmetic smile design procedures. However, patients who have extensive damage or multiple missing teeth may be directed to a few restorative procedures in addition to the cosmetic changes that they seek.
Also, if you have a tendency to clench or grind your teeth, be sure to let Dr. Ajmo know so that you can explore the various cosmetic options that would be the most beneficial for you. Dr. Ajmo will also review your medical history for any obstacles that may arise during the procedures.
Restorative dentistry is dedicated to restoring damaged or missing teeth with the use of crowns, prosthetics, implants, dentures, etc. While cosmetic procedures are purely aesthetic on the surface level, restorative procedures are meant to replace or repair the whole tooth.
For example, let’s take the difference between porcelain veneers and dental implants. Porcelain veneers are pure white caps that are bonded to the tooth, usually to just the front of the tooth. Dental implants replace the entire tooth with an artificial root, abutment, and a prosthetic crown. Porcelain veneers camouflage any discoloration, cracks, or slight crookedness in a tooth, while dental implants are meant to give the illusion of a whole natural tooth.
If you still have some questions about smile design dentistry, don’t hesitate to contact us! Our dedicated and experienced staff would be happy to address any additional questions you may have. We proudly serve patients in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and beyond, and welcome any new and current patients to our warm and inviting office. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Ajmo to discuss your smile design questions, the procedures, cost and financing, and more.