A profound effect on your appearance while potentially improving your oral health
A smile makeover can have a profound effect on your appearance while potentially improving your oral health. When you have strong, healthy teeth and a healthy jawbone, they provide the correct support for your facial features. If teeth are missing, decayed or broken, your facial features can lack this essential support and may begin to collapse inward, a prematurely aging effect.
Why have a smile makeover?
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a custom-designed treatment plan where often several cosmetic procedures are combined to help you meet your goals. Using more than one procedure is often the most conservative and cost-effective way to rejuvenate the appearance of your teeth. Procedures typically used during a smile makeover include:
- Dental crowns and bridges
- Dental veneers
- Dental bonding and recontouring
- Zoom whitening
Other times, more advanced treatments are needed as part of a smile makeover. These treatments may be necessary when teeth are infected or decayed or when there are problems with a person’s bite and where teeth are significantly misaligned. Problems with gum health must also be addressed before a smile makeover as strong grams provide the foundation for longer-lasting treatment outcomes. Treatments that may form part of a more advanced smile makeover include:
- Root canal therapy
- Periodontal (gum) therapy
- Adult orthodontics
- Dental implants
When to consider a smile makeover?
How to plan a smile makeover?
Every smile makeover is custom-designed because your oral health needs and your treatment goals are unique. During your initial visit, we discuss the type of changes you wish to achieve, and we may want to take photographs, dental impressions, and x-rays. Our dentist will carry out a detailed smile analysis, considering your current oral health and overall health and your treatment goals. We consider your facial features, gender, skin tone, and even your personality when designing your new smile. We use the information to create your custom treatment plan.
What is a smile makeover custom treatment plan?
Your treatment plan details every procedure we think will help you achieve your aims. Sometimes there may be more than one option where a slightly different procedure or material can create a similar outcome. If you have existing dental problems, we will recommend treatments to address these issues and to restore dental health; the healthier your teeth and gums, the better the long-term outcome of a smile makeover. We explain every treatment recommended clearly, avoiding confusing dental terminology. The treatment plan will detail the costs and time required for each procedure. Questions are encouraged because we want you to understand fully exactly what a smile makeover entails. Armed with this information, you can take control and can decide which treatments will suit you best.
Sometimes the entire procedure can be carried out by your dentist. Other times, we may collaborate closely with other dentists in our practice who may have more specialized skills suited to your needs.
Can I preview my smile makeover?
Discussing your smile makeover is all very well, but most people want to know what they will look like once treatment is complete. There are a couple of ways you can visualize your smile more clearly. One is by using digital images of your teeth that we can manipulate to show how your appearance will improve once treatment is completed. Another way is to complete a mockup of your smile. A mockup is where we take models of your teeth and adjust them to show how your teeth will look after specific treatments are complete.
Previewing digital images or models of your teeth can be a useful exercise and especially during a comprehensive smile makeover. It allows you to collaborate with our dentists and to have your say in the appearance of your teeth. We can adjust the digital images or models until you are happy with your predicted appearance. Sometimes we can also use these images or models to create temporary restorations that can be tried in your mouth so you can “trial” your smile.
How long to complete a smile makeover?
The time required to complete a smile makeover depends on the treatments chosen. Some treatments can be completed within a matter of just a few weeks, while others will take a little longer. It also depends on your current oral health and whether any procedures are needed to restore it first. We are here to assist you and guide you through the entire treatment process as your new smile emerges.Although some treatments can take longer, for example, dental implants and adult orthodontics, the long-term benefits can be considerable. We aim to provide you with a smile that is long-lasting, healthy, and attractive. Ideally, when planning your smile makeover, try to allow plenty of time for completion. However, if you only have a short while to complete a smile makeover, we can adjust your treatment plan to suit your timeline.
How much a smile makeover cost?
How to care for your teeth after a smile makeover?
We only use the most durable and highest quality materials because you want you to enjoy your smile makeover for as long as possible. Caring for your teeth will help prolong the results while protecting your oral health. Ensuring you brush at least twice a day and floss once-a-day and that you see your dentist regularly for checkups and hygiene appointments is the simplest way to maintain your healthy and attractive smile.