Knowing your smile looks good can do wonders for your self-confidence and be a considerable asset in an increasingly image-conscious world. If you feel embarrassed about your teeth, perhaps because they are misaligned, stained, or damaged, you may find it negatively impacts social and professional interactions with others. This is when a smile makeover could help.
What Is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover uses a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve the appearance of your teeth. The treatments chosen can range from straightforward teeth whitening to more complex procedures like dental implants. A smile makeover aims to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance while ensuring your teeth and gums are strong, healthy and fully functional. Some dental procedures provide purely cosmetic benefits, while others can also help to protect your oral health, making them an excellent investment.
Common Problems That Can Be Addressed by a Smile Makeover
We often see people for smile makeovers, and listed below are some of the most common problems this procedure can address.
Front teeth can often become chipped. These chips require mending to protect the tooth; otherwise, it could feel increasingly sensitive and eventually become infected and decayed. We can restore chipped teeth using dental bonding, a composite resin material, or a porcelain veneer or crown.
Misaligned teeth fail to bite together properly, resulting in teeth wearing down more quickly or placing stress on the jaw joints. Potential solutions can include Invisalign aligners, an adult-oriented braces system that realigns teeth to look more cosmetically perfect and ensure they bite together properly.
Gaps Between Teeth
Gaps between teeth can look unsightly but can also trap food, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. We can use dental bonding or porcelain veneers to minimise or close gaps, creating a more perfect and potentially healthier smile.
Surface or external stains on teeth are often caused by lifestyle habits like coffee, tea and wine or highly coloured or acidic foods and drinks. Usually, teeth can be brightened considerably with a professional teeth whitening treatment. When you visit our dental practice, we can assess why your teeth have discoloured and, if appropriate, provide a professional teeth whitening treatment to restore their natural colour. A professional teeth whitening treatment is fast, effective, safe, and affordable. If teeth are stained internally, we may need to cover them with a porcelain crown or veneer, as internal stains cannot be bleached with an ordinary teeth whitening treatment.
Many people will lose one or more teeth, and leaving a gap in your smile can negatively impact your remaining teeth. They can start to shift towards the gap, destabilising them and affecting your bite. Possible choices include dental bridges supported by natural teeth or the most up-to-date dental implants.
Would you like to learn more? Visit us for a consultation and discover how a smile makeover could help enhance the appearance of your teeth while potentially protecting oral health.