If you want to improve your smile, you can choose to have a smile makeover. This particular makeover is customized. It takes into account reasons and issues unique to your situation, as well as your personal features like hair color, skin tone, facial appearance, lips, gum tissue, and teeth (shape, length, width, color, and display) to determine what to do, so you can have the perfect smile. It may include one or more of the following cosmetic dental procedures; tooth implant, composite bonding, teeth whitening, braces or orthodontics, oral maxillofacial surgery, gum reduction, dental veneers and dental crowns.
Your dentist will discuss several things at length with you. What do you like about your present smile? What do you dislike about it? What do you want to change? He may recommend one or more procedures to address your preferences and condition.
What are the components of a smile makeover?
If you have teeth that are dull, discolored or stained, your dentist may do teeth whitening to improve their color. If you are not happy with your amalgam or silver fillings because they look unnatural, you can have them replaced with composite restorations that are tooth-colored, and look natural against your teeth.
You will have to consider tooth color and shade when you are thinking of having cosmetic dentistry procedures, like dental implants, bridges, crowns, composite bonding and porcelain veneers. Your cosmetic dentist will give you well-considered advice regarding the shade that you need for teeth whitening. After the procedure, you can expect to have teeth that look natural and beautiful against the color and tone of your hair and face.
Spacing and Alignment
You are likely to feel self-conscious if your teeth are crooked, overlapping, or have big unattractive gaps between them. Your dentist may recommend the use of veneers, orthodontics or Invisalign or clear aligners to improve your smile.
If you have missing teeth, you may face several problems. Missing teeth make a difference to your bite. They promote tooth decay. They make you look and feel unattractive.
Your dentist can make partial dentures, bridges or dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Wear and tear and aging result to making your teeth shorter. Short teeth make you look old.
Your dentist can lengthen and reshape your teeth with porcelain veneers or composite bonding. He can also do crown lengthening to improve your smile.
Balance and Harmony
Are your teeth chipped and uneven? Your dentist can do cosmetic bonding to improve your teeth and smile.
Do you show a disproportionate segment of gums? Your dentist can re-contour your gums for a better smile.
Fuller and Younger-looking Cheeks, Lips and Smile
Do you have an unshapely face? Do you have cheeks that sag and make you look old and worn?
You can look younger and more attractive by having your doctor do a smile makeover with oral maxillofacial surgery or orthodontics.
A smile makeover has many components. Discuss your options with your cosmetic dentist. He will design a treatment plan that will help you get a bright and beautiful smile.