smile makeover

Options for Your Smile Makeover

Your smile is a part of who you are and how you present yourself to the world. A great smile is captivating! When there are details about your smile that make you self-conscious due to a lack of overall dental care, or a result of smoking, age, or other health-related effects, it can be difficult to imagine how you might feel if these distractions were eliminated. Fortunately, BayRidge Dental is here to help restore the win in your grin.

Where We Begin

With a smile makeover from BayRidge Dental, Dr. Carangelo and his team will first consult with you regarding what you would like treated. An appropriate time-frame and cost estimate will be discussed with you, along with expectations of results with before and after images of your mouth. X-rays, optical scans, or mouth molds may be required, depending on the results you are seeking to attain.

Smile Makeover Options

A dental makeover can be anything from replacing an old crown that did not age well, eliminating gaps between teeth, correcting chipped teeth, reshaping teeth, removing discoloration and stains to dental alignment or even cosmetic orthodontics for the perfect result.

  • teeth whitening (bleaching)
  • porcelain veneers
  • teeth bonding
  • gum re-shaping and contouring
  • cosmetic orthodontics, inlays, onlays, crowns, dental veneers, and other options

Some of the options above can be completed in just one visit to our office for almost instant improvement!

Clear aligners and almost-invisible orthodontics are frequently appropriate for older children through adults. Your consult will determine the best course of action to straighten (and keep teeth straight), as well as a timeline for completion. Every mouth is different and so the custom approach to the desired results will differ as well.

Porcelain veneers (sometimes called dental porcelain laminates) are a very popular approach to eliminate spaces, tooth rotations, and discoloration. These are custom-made for each patient to beautifully match your teeth and bring out the best in your smile. As thin as an eggshell, each veneer is fit exactly to each tooth and bonded for a long-term improvement. Because veneers are made of porcelain, they are extremely durable and smooth, making it easy and comfortable to have them in your mouth.


Our teeth are consist of enamel and dentin, and many times may yellow or gray out as we age. We are asked about tooth whitening frequently and many people decide that they prefer a refreshed, more youthful look. 

Gum Reshaping

Sometimes referred to as gingival sculpting, the reshaping of the gum line is not invasive and is used to reduce the gum tissue and expose more of the tooth itself. It can be used to straighten an uneven gumline, reduce the amount of tissue in your smile or even add tissue in some cases. The before and after changes from this procedure are typically striking and patients are very pleased with the results to their smile.

Some patients opt for more than one of these mentioned options, combining whitening and veneers or straightening and bonding. Your desired results will determine the course of action when you consult with our team.

Our goal is to give you the smile you’ve always wanted! Schedule a consult appointment with our office today and learn more about the options that are right for you.