What is Smile Make Over?
A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as:
- Tooth implants
- Dental veneers
- Composite bonding
- Teeth whitening
Do You Need Smile Make Over?
Some aspects of your smile that your cosmetic dentist will review with you and that could be improved include the following:
- Tooth Color
- Alignment and Spacing.
- Missing Teeth
- Harmony and Balance
- Fuller Lips, Smile and Cheeks
Aesthetic Component of Smile Make Over
There are several attributes of your teeth and smile that your dentist will evaluate with you when planning your makeover. These include:
- Tooth Length
- Smile Line
- Tooth Proportions
- Tooth Texture and Characterization
Cosmetic dentistry procedures require regular oral hygiene care and may require maintenance over time. For example, teeth whitening must be repeated on occasion in order to maintain brightness. Porcelain veneers may chip or break off and need replacement. Permanent composite bonding may stain and require enhancement or replacement. Dental crowns typically require replacement after 10 to 15 years. Gummy smile improvements may also require enhancement over time.
Your oral health must be evaluated before a cosmetic dentist develops a plan for your smile makeover. Your dentist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth, gums, underlying support structure and bite (occlusion) to determine candidacy for a smile makeover. If your evaluation reveals that you have an oral health problem – such as a misaligned bite (malocclusion) or gum disease – you will need to have that taken care of first.