Smile plays a major role in how we perceive ourselves as
well as the impressions we make on the people around us. Attractive
smiles can dramatically improve the individuals appearance
and boost their self confidence.
Smile Makeover is a popular term today. Whether
on TV or in the latest fashion magazine, you’ll likely
hear about the “life changing” effects of a person’s
smile makeover. In terms of cosmetic or esthetic dentistry,
smile makeovers can typically correct most deficiencies in
a person’s smile.
A smile makeover takes into consideration
your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color,
width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips
to develop your ideal smile. Smile makeovers are performed
for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.
An attractive smile design can be created by analyzing the
existing smile and correcting the contour, color and alignment
of teeth using dental procedures like cosmetic contouring,
veneers, crowns, composite resin bonding and orthodontics.
One popular esthetic dentistry technique used in smile makeovers
is teeth whitening. Although effective for adjusting tooth
color, teeth whitening is not effective in correcting other
possible dental deficiencies. Compared to teeth whitening,
all-ceramic dental veneers and dental crowns can both improve
the color of a person’s teeth, and can correct problems
like chipped, crack, or crooked teeth.
Cosmetic contouring is a popular procedure as it can improve
the appearance of the teeth by giving the illusion of uniformity
and alignment, in lesser time without the use of anesthesia
Excessive display of the front teeth, variations in the width
or length of the front teeth, crowding or overlapping of the
front teeth can be corrected to improve the smile, and to
make the smile line follow the contour of the lower lip.
In the search for the ultimate “smile makeover”
it is still possible to improve a patient’s smile where
there is actually nothing wrong with their teeth! As the gums
also influence the smile ,they may be analyzed and require
gum surgery in cases where there is excessive
display of gums or where there is gum recession.
In the case of a “gummy smile”, the gums are simply
too big or appear too big when the patient smiles.
Where gum tissue overgrows to cover more of the tooth than
is desirable, a cosmetic dental technique called gum contouring
can be used.
In general, the "smile-makeover," can:
• cover your discolored teeth,
• lineup your crooked teeth,
• repair your chipped teeth,
• fill the gap between your teeth
• Correct gum problems
• Glamorize your smile.