What is a Smile Makeover & How your teeth will look afterwards
Are your teeth the one thing you notice in pictures that make you want to become a photoshopping expert? Do you envy the smiles of others and hide yours as a result? You’re not alone!
Unfortunately, very rarely is someone born with the right genetics to have shining white teeth immune to coffee staining and misaligned growth. In most instances, the smile you envy is within close reach.
In fact, a dentist has likely created those smiles that tweak your jealousy. A professional cosmetic dentist uses advanced tools and technology to create smile makeovers for shy smilers who want more confidence in their day to day life. In just one short appointment, you could be walking out the door smiling at everyone you pass, thanks to the wonders of cosmetic dentistry. In this post, you’ll learn what a smile makeover is, reasons people request them, and what features to expect from a full smile overhaul.
Let’s talk smile makeovers
What is a smile makeover? A smile makeover refers to the steps taken to improve the appearance of your smile. This can be achieved through cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening services, dental crowns, implants, dental veneers, and composite bonding. Your treatment plan is tailored to your smile goals and the state of your oral health.
Your dentist will consider aspects such as your facial appearance, skin tone, the size and appearance of your natural smile, tooth length, and lips and gums. From here, your treatment options will be presented with the goal of providing both a comprehensive and affordable solution for your new beautiful smile.
4 Common reasons for a smile makeover include
While we believe every smile is beautiful in its own unique way, there is nothing like a smile makeover to bring superstar confidence to your everyday life. Achieving a new smile can be a life-changing event, and more than improving your confidence, it can help to prevent cavities, protect sensitive teeth, and heal the gums. Here are the most common reasons why people choose to improve the appearance of their teeth.
1. Staining and discolouration
Natural teeth are susceptible to staining and discolouration. We all eat and drink things that cause staining, which is often unavoidable. While some are more prone to it than others, nobody is exempt from the effects of discolouration.
Discolouration can occur if you’ve had amalgam or silver dental implants, making those teeth stand out like a sore thumb. These can make the smile seem aged and cause many insecurities for people who have them.
Good cosmetic dentists can colour match your new teeth to perfectly suit your skin tone, hair colour, eye colour and shading, so your smile doesn’t stick out for the wrong reasons. Some cosmetic dental treatments that address teeth discolouration include porcelain veneers, crowns, composite bonding, dental implants, and bridges.
2. Lost adult teeth
Nothing can dim a smile quite like missing teeth. Whether you’ve been a victim of a wayward football or fallen prey to the effects of severe gum disease or tooth decay, your cosmetic dentist can replace one or multiple teeth to make your new smile wider than ever. Missing teeth treatments include implants, partial dentures, or bridges.
3. Gummy smile
Many people are born with a gummy smile, and nothing is wrong with that! However, it can cause some insecurity when the photographer asks you to ‘say cheese’.
A gummy smile can be contoured to harmonise the upper and lower teeth. The treatment for a gummy smile can include a gum tissue lift, jaw or lip surgery, orthodontic treatment, or it can be as simple as needing a professional tooth cleaning.
4. Ageing or face misalignment
A good dental clinic can work with you to make your smile perfectly aligned with the features on the rest of your face. This can make you appear more youthful, with a fuller smile and more confidence to boot. In addition, porcelain restorations or dental veneers can make a face appear brighter and prevent the staining that would bring an aged appearance.
How your teeth will look after a cosmetic makeover
Before your treatment begins, your cosmetic dentist will plan your new smile based on several factors to do with the aesthetics of your face, including:
Believe it or not, all teeth have different lengths. A longer tooth will generally give a more youthful, slimming, and symmetrical appearance. Sometimes, all that’s needed for a fuller smile is to lengthen the two front teeth with porcelain veneers or composite bonding.
Well-proportioned and even
Generally, the smiles that inspire people to get their smile makeover done have similar characteristics, which come down to the proportions of the teeth. The two front teeth will be dominant with more length than width, guiding the size parameters for the rest of the teeth.
The goal of aesthetic dentistry is to create a stunning new smile that looks and feels as natural as possible. Your dentist will consider the texture and characteristics of the rest of your smile to determine how your crowns, veneers or implants should look and feel. They may also explain the pros and cons of dental veneers vs other options.
Well-constructed smile line
Though not clearly perceptible, everybody has a clear smile line. This follows the edge of your teeth from side to side, and often, pleasing smiles are thought to have the same curve on their lower lip. Your dentist will consider these measurements, so your smile matches your natural smile line to bring an effortless beauty.
Start your smile makeover journey today
While any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks, as your local cosmetic dentist, we are committed to providing a calm, welcoming and non-judgemental experience so you can have confidence every time you sit in the dentist’s chair. With KB Village Dental on your side, visiting the dentist has never been so easy, comfortable, or enjoyable.
We implore the most innovative and advanced technology to make smile makeovers come to life in the most efficient and effective ways. This includes digital imaging software, photography and x-rays along every step, dental study models and everything on hand to have you smiling wide from the very first visit.
To get started on your smile makeover journey, simply contact our team. We would love to welcome you to our practice to give you the confidence that only a new smile can bring.