Patients near Westfield, NJ, ask dentist, "What is involved in a smile makeover?"

A confident and engaging smile is an important personal and professional asset. At the Westfield, NJ practice of Dr. Thomas C. Streko, we understand that improving your smile can improve your quality of life. A smile makeover may involve a few to several cosmetic or restorative treatments that address imperfections. They may include:

Dental implants

Tooth loss can have a devastating impact on your smile. Dental implants are considered the ideal solution for tooth loss because the sturdy titanium post actually replaces the root of the tooth, which keeps the bone from eroding and helps to support the surrounding teeth. The implant will naturally bond with the bone, restoring comfort and confidence when chewing. A dental crown serves as an artificial tooth and tops off the dental implant. Dental bridges and dentures may also be used in conjunction with dental implants for tooth restoration.


If you are self-conscious about crooked or protruding teeth or noticeable gaps in your smile, you may believe that traditional, visible metal and wire braces are your only option. The Invisalign alignment system straightens teeth and corrects bite issues with a comfortable and completely clear series of plastic trays that gradually and gently shift the teeth into proper position. Because the plastic alignment trays can be removed, there are no dietary restrictions and appropriate oral hygiene can easily be maintained during the twelve-month treatment period.

Zoom professional teeth whitening

Sometimes just brightening your smile can take years off your appearance. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. In about one hour, your smile can become up to eight shades whiter with our in-office whitening. The Zoom! system uses a professional-grade bleaching gel which is activated by advanced light technology to eliminate stains.

Juvéderm and Botox

Who better to address those smile lines and signs of aging in your face than the team that you trust to care for your smile? Botox, a neuromodulator, has been in high demand for years because of its effectiveness at erasing wrinkles and creases in the skin. Gently addressing the facial movements that cause frown and smile lines, Botox relaxes the muscle and smooths the skin. Juvéderm, a dermal filler, is composed of a naturally occurring, sugar-like substance that adheres to water molecules in the deeper layers of the skin and plumps the skin to fill creases.

Porcelain veneers

If you have multiple issues with your smile, such as cracks, gaps, crooked, or permanently discolored teeth, but don't wish to commit to several procedures to correct diverse problems, porcelain veneers are viable option. Made from ultra-thin layers of porcelain, veneers are custom-designed to your preference and bonded to the fronts of the teeth. Porcelain veneers resist staining and create the appearance of naturally straight, uniform, and white teeth.

Dr. Streko, Dr. O'Connell, and our friendly team at Dr. Thomas C. Streko in NJ, can help you to achieve the smile of your dreams. Call us today at 908-654-0095 for a comprehensive consultation.

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