Popular Smile Makeover Techniques By drednarcisi on December 04, 2011

Dental problems come in many different forms, which is why it’s so important that we offer a wide variety of dental care services. Whether you need Pittsburgh cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, or even basic dental care, we can meet your needs here. In fact, for major dental problems, we can perform a smile makeover.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is not a single dental care procedure. Rather, a smile makeover is a combination of multiple dental care treatments designed to enhance a patient’s dental health as well as the aesthetics of that patient’s smile. There are many different treatments that we can use to beautify and enhance a smile. Let’s take a moment to look at some of these popular smile makeover treatment options.

Porcelain Dental Veneers

One of the most versatile treatment options out there is porcelain dental veneers. Pittsburgh porcelain veneers are these thin shells of a special dental ceramic that are adhered to the front portions of the teeth. When in place, a porcelain veneer can effectively mask a dental stain, a chip, a crack, or even minor misalignment and unevenness.

Professional Teeth Whitening

If you have teeth that are discolored or stained, it’s important that you consider undergoing professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is much more effective than over-the-counter whitening strips and tray systems. In just a single whitening session, your smile can be brightened by up to 10 shades.

Dental Bonding

For chips, cracks, and some stains, sometimes dental bonding is the best option. Dental bonding refers to the use of composite ceramic materials that are applied directly to a tooth. This will help patch or conceal a dental.

Dental Implants

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, one of the most effective restorative dentistry treatments to address this issue is dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into your jawbone in order to secure a dental bridge, dentures, or an individual dental crown.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are removable dental restorations that literally bridge the gap when you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth. The bridges are held in place using adjacent teeth or may be secure with a dental implant.


Dentures are used when a person is missing many teeth in a row and dental bridges are no longer a feasible option. The dentures are held in place using a patient’s gum structure, and the hold can enhanced using denture creams. Dentures can also be secured with dental implants.

Invisalign® Invisible Braces

When it comes to the latest in orthodontic care, one of the best options our there is Invisalign®. Invisalign® uses clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten the teeth rather than the brackets and wires of braces in the past. When in place, no one will notice that the aligner is being worn. It’s just that simple and convenient.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps that fit snuggly over a tooth, providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance and restored structure and strength to a tooth. They’re ideal for severe tooth damage, tooth decay, and to cap a dental implant.

The Treatment Options are Essentially Endless

Whether it’s general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, or orthodontic care, we can meet your needs and craft the dental treatment plan just for you.

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Dr. Edward Narcisi, DMD

Edward Narcisi, DMD

Dr. Narcisi is devoted to helping patients achieve stunning, healthy smiles through comprehensive dental care. He is a member of many prestigious associations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 
  • Academy of Osseointegration 

To schedule a consultation at the Center for Dental Excellence, request an appointment online or call us at (412) 373-9447.

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