What is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a technique that is used to enhance the appearance of a person’s smile. A smile is a vital form of communication. A real smile leaves a good impression to strangers and friends, and it also plays a significant role in a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Various dentistry procedures are used to get the best results, and such procedures include dental veneers, composite bonding, dental implants and teeth whitening. Aspects that influence the appearance of a smile such as a tooth colour, alignment, and spacing among others are put into consideration.

Below are some of the choices that are utilized in the process of creating a beautiful and long lasting smile.

Veneers: Used to fix chips, cracks, and gaps that may be available in-between the teeth. Porcelain veneers are used to create straight, uniform and natural looking teeth giving one a healthy smile.

Dental crowns and bridges: these are utilized in correcting damages or decay that is more severe. Teeth required undergoing extraction can be treated by use of dental crowns.

Teeth whitening: teeth that are stained or discoloured are subjected to whitening to help remove any staining and improve the overall colour of the teeth. Whitening can be done either in surgery or from the comfort of one’s home.

Reshaping of the gum: this option is utilized in cases where the gum covers more of the surface of  the teeth than the normal. The excessive gum tissue is removed by gum lifting and reshaping using a laser. The process is quick and relatively painless.

Alignment and spacing: this process involves straightening and reshaping the teeth that appear crooked or  are overlapping. The process is carried out by use of orthodontics or Invisalign then later they are improved using veneers.

Missing teeth: missing teeth can negatively impact the appearance of one’s smile. The missing teeth can also increase the chances of tooth decay as well as affect a person’s bite. Dental implants, bridges, as well as partial dentures, can be used to replace the missing teeth.

Fuller Lips, Cheeks, and Smile: the process involves rejuvenating an ageing face with procedures such as orthodontics and maxillofacial surgery.

Smile Line: this refers to an imaginary line that follows the edge of the upper lips from side to side. It is presumed that the line should be the same as the curve of the lower lip when a person smiles.