Your smile forms a central part of your image, which affects your confidence and relationships, both socially and professionally

Do you feel lack of confidence while smiling??

Do you find yourself covering your mouth when you smile??

Are you perfect in smiling with your lips pursed because of bad smile??

The most common reasons people hide their smiles is due to presence of yellow, decayed, chipped, crooked, worn off and missing teeth. Fortunately, no matter what the problem with your teeth is, a smile makeover can help to restore your happy and healthy smile through the right combination of cosmetic and restorative treatments.

What is smile makeover??

A smile makeover is the process of improving or enhancing the appearance of the smile through one, two or combination of cosmetic dental procedures.

Commonly employed dental procedures for smile makeover are teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, implants, gum therapy, invisalign, full mouth enhancement and TMJ treatment.

For a customized smile makeover, we need to examine certain factors that tell us the type of treatment required. Tooth color : Tooth color is a very important factor of your smile. As a brighter smile can lift your mood and your confidence. Teeth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing the tooth surface. Tooth proportions and shape: The length of your teeth can affect how our smiles look. Long teeth lend a youthful appearance whereas shorter teeth give an aged appearance. Unesthetic tooth proportions like improper length, width and contours of teeth can be corrected by dental veneers. These veneers can be of two types based on the materials used – composite resin dental veneers and ceramic/porcelain dental veneers. Composite resin veneers are made by dentist using light cured composites. For porcelain/ceramic dental veneers dentist uses thin shells which are bonded to your tooth surface.

Balance of functional, aesthetic and biological harmony – Decayed, chipped, cracked, or worn off teeth can be corrected by composite resin restorations for an improved appearance. Gap between front teeth can also be corrected by composite resin veneers in single sitting. Gummy smile can be treated by surgical procedures and lasers resulting in beautiful smile.

Alignment of teeth – For protruding, overlapping or gaps between teeth, you should go for an orthodontic treatment or invisalign. This helps in achieving proper alignment of teeth giving you a natural happy smile.

Missing Teeth – Even a single missing tooth can affect your smile and oral health. The best way to replace the missing tooth is by dental implants and crown. It can give you a natural happy smile.

Just as each individual has a unique look, each smile makeover has to be customized by a skilled dentist to meet your aesthetic needs. Before starting with the smile makeover, your dentist will evaluate health of your teeth, gums, as well as other factors such as your facial appearance, hair color, and skin tone and make a customized treatment plan and a mock up trial to check type of smile makeover treatment you will need.

Once your smile makeover is done, it is equally important to know how to maintain it, as we all know, ”maintenance is the key to success of any treatment!’ Ask your dentist about the best way to maintain the smile makeover so as to have lasting good oral health and beautiful smile.

Benefits of smile makeover

If you get your smile makeover done, not only you’ll have a happy and healthy smile but also :

Confident smile:

You’ll have confident flawless smile rather than the previous flawed smile, which you got habit of adjusting by hiding your mouth when you’re interacting with others. Having a healthy beautiful smile, gives your confidence a boost and lets you feel comfortable with your appearance.

Improved Oral Health

Decayed, cracked, missing, or improperly aligned teeth not only look bad, but they can also cause problems such as gum disease, chewing insufficiency, jaw pain and TMJ related problems. Correction of these problems with cosmetic dentistry helps reduce the risk of oral problems and protects your overall oral health.

Greater Success in Relationships

You’ll be surprised to know that cosmetic dentistry really improve your chances of success in life? If you don’t have confident smile, it’s difficult to interact confidently with others. Basically, if you’re not smiling, others may perceive you as being unfriendly or unapproachable.

If you’re looking to restore or improve the health and appearance of your teeth, the first step would be a cosmetic consultation. If you’re self-conscious about your teeth, or want to improve your smile, please feel free to contact us.

Dr. Nisha Garg
Dental Academy