A beautiful and charming smile can do wonders. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people who have beautiful smiles are perceived as being more attractive, confident and successful. If you have cosmetic teeth defects that are ruining your smile, no need to worry. Thanks to a complete smile makeover, you can also enjoy a picture-perfect smile. Interested? Continue reading to find out how.
How Much Of Your Teeth Should Show When You Smile?
Did you know that the first thing that people notice about you is your smile? Yes, not your clothes, shoes, or personality – but how attractive your smile is. And what is the most essential component of the charming smile? Perfectly aligned, pearly white teeth. According to research, a beautiful smile shows all your upper front teeth – with no more than 2mm exposure of the gums. More importantly, the teeth that are visible when you smile must be perfectly aligned, with teeth on both sides being mirror images of each other. Finally, the shape, length, and size should be in harmony with the shape of your face and the size of your mouth.
What Is Included In A Full Smile Makeover?
According to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a smile makeover comprises a group of cosmetic procedures that are aimed at removing facial flaws, to give the patients the smile of their dreams. The cosmetic procedures required for transforming your smile with a cosmetic makeover depends on the extent of cosmetic defects. Typically, a smile makeover procedure includes, but is not limited to the following procedures:
- Teeth whitening
- Tooth coloured fillings
- Porcelain crowns and veneers
- Dental implants
- Aesthetic gum recontouring for fixing a gummy smile
- Gum grafting when gum tissues has been lost due to gum disease
- Moving teeth with various orthodontic treatments such as invisible braces.
What Is Dental Bonding In Cosmetic Work?
According to the American Dental Association, composite bonding is a cosmetic procedure in which your dentist will place a tooth coloured, resin-based filling material on your teeth to fix various esthetic and restorative dental problems like teeth stains, teeth gaps, and misshaped, chipped or crooked teeth.
Dental bonding is a simple and straightforward procedure, but it can have a considerable positive effect on your smile and oral health. Before bonding, your dentist will first remove the decayed tooth structure, followed with thoroughly washing and drying the tooth. Next, your dentist will apply an acidic gel over the teeth to create surface pores that will help the filling material adhere to the tooth. Your dentist will then apply the bonding on the teeth, shape it accordingly and then finally harden it using a special light. That’s it!
What Part Do Dental Implants Play In Smile Makeovers?
Missing natural teeth not only create problems in eating and speaking, they are also a cosmetic concern. Even a single missing tooth – especially if it is a front tooth – can ruin your smile and facial aesthetics, in addition to causing a number of complications if it is not replaced. That is why your dentist will replace your missing teeth as an essential component of a smile makeover. When it comes to one of the most esthetically pleasant, reliable and durable treatment options for replacing missing teeth, dental implants top the list.
An implant is a screw-shaped fixture which is directly embedded into the jawbone and it serves as the replacement root. Once the implant is firmly anchored in the bone, your dentist will attach zirconia crowns over them – which are not only durable, but also possess lifelike, excellent aesthetics – to replace the missing teeth, and give you a charming and beautiful smile.
Is The Smile Makeover Really Beneficial?
A smile makeover can completely transform your smile and facial aesthetics. If you are not happy with your smile, and would like to get a dazzling and charming smile, a smile makeover procedure will be highly beneficial for you.
To perform a smile makeover, your dentist will perform a thorough clinical examination to detect the areas that need cosmetic improvement. They will also look at the 3D impressions of your teeth and use special software to digitally design your new smile and prepare a custom treatment plan. Using this software, your dentist will show you, how the planned procedures will get rid of the cosmetic flaws, giving you an unblemished smile which you can be genuinely proud of.
Are Composite Veneers As Good As Porcelain Veneers?
Both composite and porcelain veneers are excellent options for fixing cosmetic tooth defects. However, there are significant differences between the two. Porcelain veneers are durable and possess translucency which gives them lifelike aesthetics. On the other hand, the composite veneers are made from a resin-based material that is not as strong as the porcelain veneers, making them more prone to accidental chipping, staining and fracture. However, a good thing about composite veneers are repairable. If you accidentally fracture your composite veneers, your dentist may repair them at the chairside. However, porcelain veneers if damaged, require replacement in most cases.
What Are The Pros And Cons Of A Smile Makeover?Are
A smile makeover is a cosmetic procedure which allows you to get the smile you have always dreamed of. Being an owner of a brand new smile will not only make you look more charming and attractive, but more confident, friendly and approachable. While there are numerous benefits of a smile makeover, it also has a drawback – and that is the high cost of treatment. However, the benefits of this procedure surely outweigh this drawback as it is long term investment – one that will completely transform your personality and your smile.
A beautiful and charming smile is not just for the celebrities – you can also benefit from one too! If you are looking for a cosmetic dental practice in Oxford, The Smile Practice should be your first choice. Our dedicated and highly experienced team will examine every aspect of your smile and prepare a customised digital smile design that will give you the smile of your dreams.
So, what are you waiting for? Book a free consultation with us today and let us give you a smile that will bring the best out of you.
This post has been written by Dr Ajay Murgai, he is a highly experienced General and Cosmetic Dental Surgeon. Dr Ajay runs clinics in Hertfordshire, South Oxfordshire and Harley Street, and carries out a full spectrum of treatments from Aesthetic Dentistry to routine examinations.