Several Essential Smile Makeover Considerations

Your smile says a lot about you–what your emotions are, how comfortable you are interacting with others, and how confident you are as a person. If you’re not happy showing your stained and crooked teeth or your gummy smile, then you may not be confident enough to smile at all. One great solution to have the perfect smile and to raise your confidence in yourself is to improve the appearance of your smile.

A smile makeover is the process of improving your smile using one or several cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as composite bonding, tooth implants, dental veneers, and teeth whitening. Before going through the process, your dentist will take several factors into consideration in order to give you the perfect smile. Some of these factors include:

Tooth Color

The color of your teeth is important in creating the perfect smile. Teeth whitening or bleaching is done to improve the color of dulled or stained teeth. Determining the shade of the teeth is essential in preparing for other procedures, such as porcelain veneers, bridges, crowns, dental implants, and composite bonding. The shade chosen for the teeth whitening procedure should also match the tone and color of your face and hair.

Harmony and Balance

Imperfections in some teeth, such as unevenness, cracks, and chips, can be cosmetically bonded to improve their appearance. Recontouring gummy smiles can also be done in order to improve your smile.

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth not only affect your smile’s appearance, but also increase the risk of getting tooth decay and negatively impact your bite. Your dentist may suggest using dental implants, dentures, or bridges to have a better smile.

Fuller Lips, Cheeks, and Smile

Depending on the extent of the smile makeover process, your cosmetic dentist may suggest undergoing oral maxillofacial surgery and other procedures to rejuvenate an aging or unshapely face.


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