Smile Makeover Procedures
Congratulations! If you are considering improving your appearance by having a smile makeover, you are prepared to make the most of what you’ve got. It is a good investment in yourself, as a confident smile will change your life in ways you would not have imagined.
It is an investment of money and, equally importantly, your time. You are also investing your trust both in the process, and in the dentist you choose to do the smile makeover for you.
So choose well. There are a few things to consider.
Which procedures will you need?
Firstly, it is a good idea to look at the options available in terms of procedures. This is where your cosmetic dentist can help you determine what those options are. Your dentist will take into consideration your facial features, skin tone, hair color, the color of your teeth, the length of your teeth, the shape of your lips, and, of course, the shape of your gums. Are your gums worn away by brushing too hard; are your teeth chipped or stained?
All of these factors make each and every smile makeover as unique as the person receiving the treatment. Procedures might be simple and quick. You might just want to whiten your teeth, for instance; or it could be lengthy and quite complex, as you might need crowns, or gum reduction.
If you have some teeth missing, and you would like to have them replaced, there are different ways of filling the gaps, including dental implants, fixed bridges, or partial dentures.
If your teeth overlap or are crooked, and have been an embarrassment to you all your life, now is the chance to discover a more confident you, through orthodontics or by using Invisalign transparent braces or have veneers fitted to your teeth.
Chipped or uneven teeth
Chipped or uneven, cracked teeth can be fixed with cosmetic bonding to give a cared-for appearance to any face, of any age. Your dentist can easily correct a gummy smile by re-contouring them to give you a beautiful and joyous smile again.
An aging, or unshapely face can be made to look younger by certain cosmetic dentistry procedures, including maxillofacial surgery or/ and orthodontics.
You will be given a plan that could include procedures to restore teeth cosmetically or functionally; it could include whitening, composite bonding, veneers, crowns or braces, or facial or jaw surgery.
Once your teeth are all beautifully repaired, the next step in the smile makeover is to have a look at the length of the teeth, the smile line, and the tooth positioning.
The beautiful smile
The smile line is the reference point of the smile, and should ultimately follow the curve of your bottom lip when you smile. This is how the cosmetic dentist will determine how long your teeth should be.
The cosmetic dentist knows what most people consider to be a friendly and pleasing smile. It is a smile in which the two front teeth are dominant in a ratio of 4-to-5 length to width. The length of other teeth can also be guided by these proportions, so giving the smile line a balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Cosmetic dentists are like artists
As you can see, cosmetic dentists are like artists, sculpting and painting the perfect smile for you. Make sure you choose a cosmetic dentist that is not only qualified to do an excellent job, but one who will listen to what your requirements are. Most importantly, choose one that you like and get along with, as the smile makeover is a process of trust, and you do not want to be disappointed once it is complete.
Wishing you the most brilliant smile imaginable!