What Goes into a Smile Makeover

woman with bright smilePopular among many reality shows, the smile makeover is a means of improving the appearance of your smile through one or several cosmetic dentistry procedures. Common procedures that are included as part of an overall strategy include dental veneers, composite bonding, dental implants and teeth whitening. Essentially, a smile makeover is any procedure that you choose to have performed, while mouth reconstruction involves procedures you need for the sake of your health.

When you come in for an evaluation, we will evaluate your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth, gums and lips to customize a plan to improve your smile. We’ll consider:

Tooth Color. A mouth full of bright, white teeth gives you a youthful appearance. Teeth whitening can improve the color of stained or dulled teeth, and when considering veneers, bonding or implants, we’ll give special consideration given to the tone and color of your face and hair in order to find the right balance between providing you with a brighter, whiter smile and maintaining a natural look to your smile.

Tooth spacing and alignment. If you have crooked, overlapping or gapped teeth, they can be straightened through orthodontics or invisalign and improved with veneers.
Replacing missing teeth. Not only do missing teeth affect your smile, they affect your bite and increase your risk for tooth decay. That’s why dentures and dental implants are also used in a comprehensive full mouth reconstruction plan.

Creating a harmonious smile. Chipped and cracked teeth can be bonded for a restored appearance, and a gummy smile can be re-contoured to help improve the overall look of your smile.

A smile makeover may consist of many cosmetic procedures that also restore functionality to your teeth. The overall plan can include teeth whitening, composite bonding, veneers, dental crowns, orthodontics (braces), oral maxillofacial surgery and gummy smile reduction. If you’re interested on what a smile makeover can do for you, make an appointment today.