Contrary to popular opinion, a smile makeover is not reserved exclusively for celebrities. Virtually anyone can enjoy the advantage of having brighter and whiter dentition. You may be worried about the appearance of your smile due to a chipped or broken tooth, tooth decay, stains and discolorations or something as harmless as a “gummy” smile. Many people find themselves smiling less and hiding their teeth due to the appearance of their smile.
What you should know
There are a few points you need to consider if you are considering a smile makeover. The treatment is a combination of elective procedures to change the smile’s appearance. This should not be confused with dental reconstruction, which is a necessary procedure to restore the standard form and functions of the teeth, mouth and jawline. If you are opting for a smile makeover, it means that your oral health is not compromised.
Before choosing any procedure, you must explore every option available. Your dentist can guide you. Once the smile makeover procedure starts, you must go through with the entire treatment; otherwise, you may end up with an unpleasing result. A smile makeover will not only improve the outlook of your smile but also boost your confidence and make you feel better about yourself.
Get an assessment from a professional cosmetic dentist
If you are smiling less than you should, you may want to opt for a smile makeover. Before you make that conclusion, however, it is advisable to book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. The expert will examine your oral health and recommend suitable treatment options that will help achieve the best results. Feel free to discuss all your concerns and expectations during your consultation.
You should also inform the dentist about any pre-existing medical conditions, as they may adversely affect the result of the treatment or cause complications. For instance, diseases such as diabetes may affect your eligibility for dental implants.
Certain conditions may also necessitate a smile makeover. For instance, patients who are genetically prone to tooth decay or jaw problems or continuously struggle with issues such as tooth loss or cavities may also enjoy the benefits of a smile makeover. The procedure can help transform the appearance of decayed teeth and restore the shape and function of a lost tooth. Besides teeth whitening and stain removal, a cosmetic dentist can alter the shape of the smile using implants, veneers and prosthetic dental crowns.
Consider these factors
The result of your smile makeover depends on the current condition of your teeth, gums and mouth. For the smile makeover, the dentist will adjust the teeth’s alignment, color, shape, width and presentation for the best appearance. The quality of the result lies in the skill and expertise of the cosmetic dentist. The primary aim is to restore balance and harmony.
Even if you do not think you are a candidate for a smile makeover, you can contact a cosmetic dentist for an evaluation and expert opinion to determine what would be the best treatment to get your smile shining again.
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