Change Your Smile – (™ Smile Makeover)

Change a smile…..change a life…..

How much does your smile mean in your life?

Are you not happy with your smile? Do you want to enhance your smile to improve the shade, shape or length of your teeth? Or change the extent of appearance of your gums or lips to give your full fledged smile a more appealing look?

A recent survey revealed that:

  • Over 75% of people don’t feel confident to smile in a photograph.
  • Over 45% of people assess a person by the look of their smile.
  • Over 75% of people think that a beautiful smile helps them grow psychologically.
  • Over 65% of people think that an attractive smile helps in a better well being.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover also known as a smile rejuvenation which is more commonly done today and can change your appearance in a very short time.

The process begins with a consultation of your dentist so that the patient can express their concerns and desires. This enables the dentist and patient to decide together what options can be implemented and the outcomes that can be achieved to give the patient the look they desire.

A smile makeover to one person could mean something completely different to another, and it is an every individual choice. For example, some people want the perfectly white makeover, or the celebrity smile with pearly white porcelain veneers. Other people may just want a simple improvement, such as the replacement of silver fillings with tooth colored ones and teeth whitening.

Studies show that people are catching on to the social and emotional importance of a healthy, beautiful smile. Smile makeovers were thought to be a cosmetic treatment procedure for the rich and affordable in the past, but it is quickly becoming a common household term for many people today.

Even more than your dressing, gesture, or other things about yourself, the condition of your teeth and smile speak volumes. When you feel confident about having a strong, bright, and well-aligned set of teeth, you subconsciously smile much better. You are friendly and more secure, and other people sense that, trust you, and want to be around you.

A beautiful smile communicates your state of mind and health. In fact, recent studies have revealed that smiling, as opposed to frowning, sour, or unhappy, can benefit your life in multiple ways.

Smiling causes your own state-of-mind to be positive. Whether you are dull, angry, or bored, a smile can easily transform your mood. You begin to view the world in a more positive way, which opens the door to more positive interactions throughout your day.

Smiling is easy and attractive. You use fewer muscles when smiling compared to when you frown, and a great smile brightens your face. When you have missing, misaligned, broken, or crooked teeth, you can feel self-conscious about smiling or speaking in public.

If your smile is not at its best, you may feel held back socially and unable to achieve your life goals professionally. Even regular day-to-day tasks can seem more distressing because of your life insecurities.

How can a smile makeover improve my smile ?

Though there may be many reasons for your dissatisfaction with your smile, yet there are many different ways in which you can improve your smile using modern cosmetic dentistry.

Crooked teeth: The 32teeth in your oral cavity are meant to be straight and in alignment but that may not be true in every person. Some teeth may show twisting, overlapping, crowding. They are all commonly called as crooked teeth. The commonly affected teeth are lower front teeth.They can be straightened with Invisible braces or conventional braces. They can also be covered with porcelain veneers for a quicker solution. In this situation, the main disadvantage is that your teeth need to be treated for veneers.

Chipped, broken teeth: They can be repaired – the treatment will depend on the extent of damage, but the best options include bonding, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns.

Missing teeth: The worst outcome of negligence in maintaining the health of the teeth is loss of teeth. This results in a gap in the arch. The consequences of missing teeth can be permanent.

The gaps between your teeth can cause functional problems as well as being unsightly. However, a smile makeover involves the replacement of existing gaps between teeth. Solutions include dental implants, a dental bridge or a denture. Gaps between your teeth can be restored to give your smile a more even look. This can be achieved accurately with porcelain veneers, Composite resin bonding techniques & invisible braces.

Gummy smile: This can easily be rectified by our laser gum contouring. If you are not satisfied with the shade of your teeth, or if you have stained teeth, they can be treated with oral prophylaxis or professional teeth whitening. The end result of a smile makeover for majority of the people is a smile to be heart warming, one that is bright , white and perfectly aligned.

What does a dentist do?

Some of the options we consider today are tooth recontouring to even out the smile and create a more symmetrical look. We may replace old crowns where the metal underneath has been exposed due to the change in gums, with new type full porcelain crowns where there is no metal underneath.

Many times we will take impressions of the patient’s teeth and make a set of study models. We then perform our changes on the models in wax and then meet again to evaluate the models and discuss the resulting changes to determine if our goals are met.
We also may include porcelain veneers as an option to change a contour or shade of some teeth to obtain the desired result. We also look at the gum line and determine if any improvement in gums is necessary to obtain that balanced symmetrical appearance.
Implants have been a life changing experience. Opting for a dental implant procedure can be described as an investing in your future dental health. It can provide you with a new lease of life in such a short period of time.

All this is done , painlessly and in a short period of time.

It’s all about attitude:
A healthy smile not only makes you more appealing, confident, and approachable, but also gives you a healthy well being. It’s amazing to know how such a small thing can impact your life in many ways. Positively, a smile makeover can help to create a better, brighter, and healthier smile using one or more dental procedures, such as tooth whitening, tooth implants, braces, tooth veneers, and recontouring, etc.

The appropriate procedures are unique to your dental needs, and in just a few visits to your dentist, you can boost your self confidence and look years younger with your better smile.