Understanding VitaSmile

A VitaSmile procedure is similar to a smile makeover, but includes attention to the functional and health aspects of treatment in addition to aesthetic aspects. It’s like a smile makeover and a full smile reconstruction combined. 

A smile makeover will focus on cosmetic concerns like discolored teeth, gaps in your smile, and crooked teeth. It helps ensure you have a beautiful smile that you are happy to show off. It gives you confidence in the appearance of your smile. 

A full mouth reconstruction will look at health and problems in your mouth, such as tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth, and infected teeth. It also looks at the health of your bite, and factors such as an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or imbalanced bite. It will give you confidence in the health and function of your teeth. 

VitaSmile does both, giving  you complete confidence in the beauty, health, and function of your smile.

close up and portrait photos before and after dental treatment
smile close ups and portraits before and after dental treatment

If you have untreated tooth decay, like about a quarter of US adults, Dr. Reeves will normally recommend a filling. Often, he prefers ceramic fillings to composite resin fillings–they last longer and are more attractive. If you have metal amalgam fillings, it might be best to remove them and replace them with more attractive fillings that might also be better for the health of your teeth. 

Infected teeth can lead to infection of the brain or the blood if left untreated. In addition, they can increase your risk of heart disease. Dr. Reeves will recommend root canal therapy if you have infected teeth that can be saved. 

Dental crowns are good for treating tooth decay. They repair, support, protect, and beautify teeth all at once. In addition, dental crowns work well to protect teeth after root canal therapy.

Dental implants are the best way to restore the health and beauty of a smile affected by missing teeth.

Invisalign and other orthodontic treatments don’t just help your smile look beautiful, they can improve the health of your bite and your teeth. 

Porcelain veneers are cosmetic restorations that can help if your teeth are worn, chipped, discolored, or more. They give your teeth an entirely new look. 

Teeth whitening is a great complement to many restorative and cosmetic procedures, and we often use it to top off the effects of your VitaSmile procedure. 

VitaSmile and TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) can badly damage your teeth while leading to numerous symptoms that impact the rest of your body. Many people don’t realize that their headaches, neck pain, and even ear problems might be linked to your bite. 

For some cases of severe TMJ, VitaSmile is recommended to achieve optimal, long-term proper alignment of the jaw. Tekscan technology helps us ensure harmony in your bite. This digital pressure meter measures the force on every tooth and restoration so we can ensure your bite forces are properly balanced for long-term health and stability. With this tool, we can protect your new restorations from the damage that caused your natural teeth to need repair. 

female dental patient of Beyond Exceptional Dentistry shows off her smile before working with the Savannah dentistsPretty female patient of Dr. Rod Strickland showing off her amazing new smile.

About Dr. Ryan Reeves

A leader in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Reeves specializes in smile rejuvenation, aesthetic veneers, and migraine relief. His pioneering VitaSmile technique offers non-invasive solutions, eliminating discomfort and revitalizing smiles.

Your VitaSmile Journey in Savannah

VitaSmile begins with a thorough examination by Dr. Reeves. We will then listen to your aesthetic and functional goals. Finally, we will make recommendations about which cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures can best help you achieve your goals.

Although it may include many procedures, VitaSmile may be completed in just 2 or 3 visits. Many people want VitaSmile, but find they are held back by dental anxiety. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can help you overcome your anxiety to get the dental treatment you need and desire. We also offer convenient financing to help you fit your VitaSmile procedure in your budget.

Want to learn what type of results we can achieve, but aren’t ready for an appointment? Just send us a digital image of your smile and we’ll send back a digital estimate of the results we may be able to achieve for you. Click here to send your picture.

If you’d rather talk in person about your VitaSmile, please contact Beyond Exceptional Dentistry today for an appointment at our Savannah, Georgia office.