Smile makeover – 9 questions with detailed answers

Have you wondered how your favourite celebrities and Hollywood stars have such attractive smiles? “Are they all naturally blessed with perfectly aligned, pearly-white teeth?” you might ask yourself. The fact is that while some of them may have a naturally beautiful smile, others have to rely on their cosmetic dentists to get a picture-perfect  Hollywood smile with a complete smile makeover. 

But this does not mean that a smile makeover is only for famous people. Anyone who is not happy with their smile or facial appearance can get the smile of their dreams with a complete smile redesign. If you are thinking about a smile makeover and have questions in your mind, this article is for you. Continue reading to find out everything you need to know Smile Makeovers.

Visit Waldron Dental at our convenient locations in Biggin Hill, New Cross, or Wallington to explore personalized options for transforming your smile. Schedule your consultation today and let our experts guide you towards achieving your dream smile.

What Is A Smile Makeover? 

According to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a smile makeover combines cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to transform one’s smile and facial aesthetics while ensuring optimal dental function and health. So, the number of procedures required for an aesthetic makeover varies from person to person. While some people may only need teeth whitening, others may need a combination of cosmetic procedures like veneers, crowns, and gingival recontouring to achieve their dream smile. 

Which Treatments Are Included In A Smile Makeover? 

Dentists use a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to perform a complete smile makeover. Some of these treatments include:

  1. Teeth whitening 
  2. Bonding 
  3. Lumineers
  4. Porcelain veneers
  5. Porcelain crowns
  6. Dental implants to replace missing teeth 
  7. Gingival aesthetic procedures such as gum reshaping and gum bleaching 

What Can I Do To Improve The Appearance Of My Smile?

Perhaps, the easiest and the most cost-effective method for improving one’s smile is maintaining optimal oral hygiene through brushing and flossing. When we brush and floss regularly, not only we remain protected from teeth cavities and gum problems that may affect our appearance, but we also minimise the chances of the development of teeth stains.  

Regular checkup visits to your dentist will also go a long way in helping you maintain a beautiful and charming smile. During a routine checkup appointment, if your dentist finds an underlying problem, they will fix it well before it can affect your smile or facial aesthetics. However, in case you do develop any aesthetic flaw, no need to worry. Your cosmetic dentist will take care of it. 

What Can A Cosmetic Dentist Do?

A cosmetic dentist performs different cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to remove aesthetic facial flaws while ensuring optimal oral health. Cosmetic dentists are trained to identify cosmetic facial defects and remove them to give you a picture-perfect, dazzling smile. 

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Cosmetic Dentistry? 

Pros of cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dental treatment offers several advantages:

  • Improvement in a smile and facial aesthetics 
  • Boost in self-confidence 
  • Your dentist will also repair crooked, chipped or fractured teeth to give you excellent oral health. 
  • Cosmetic dental treatment also helps with gum recession and periodontal problems.
  • When you have a healthy and beautiful smile, people will perceive you as more friendly and approachable. 

Cons of cosmetic dentistry

While there are not many disadvantages of cosmetic dentistry, some of them include:

  • High cost 
  • Restriction to some foods and drinks that may stain the teeth 
  • Some cosmetic procedures may need to be repeated after some time. 

Can Our Teeth Be Shaped? 

Your cosmetic dentist can reshape your teeth in any way you like. If you’re not happy with the shape of your teeth, your cosmetic dentist will perform a cosmetic tooth reshaping procedure. In this procedure, they will recontour your teeth to remove aesthetic flaws and, if necessary, resize your teeth to match your facial profile. Tooth recontouring is also helpful in cases when one or more teeth excessively larger or smaller than the rest. 

Can You Have A Smile Makeover With Resin Veneers? 

While your dentist may remove your cosmetic teeth defects with resin veneers, it is not a recommended option. This is because the resin veneers are not very durable. Besides, they tend to get stained easily. Therefore, full smile makeovers to reshape or resize crooked or chipped teeth are done using porcelain veneers. Not only porcelain veneers translucent just like the dental enamel, but they are also strong and durable – giving you lasting aesthetic results. 

How Are Veneers Made And Applied To Teeth? 

According to the Oral Health Foundation, a veneer is a thin shell made of resins or porcelain that is applied to the front surface of the teeth to fix aesthetic and structural dental problems. During the procedure, your dentist will remove a thin layer of the tooth surface and reshape your teeth for the attachment of the veneers. Don’t worry, the amount of tooth structure removed will be so thin that it won’t harm your teeth in any way. This tooth removal is done to create room for bonding the veneers to your teeth. 

Once your teeth have been prepared, your dentist will make an impression of these teeth and send them to the laboratory for fabrication of the veneers. While your veneers are being prepared, your dentist may attach temporary veneers to the prepared teeth so that your facial aesthetics are not compromised. During your next appointment, your dentist will first try-in your the veneers on your teeth and check their fit and aesthetics. If everything goes well, your dentist will bond these veneers to your teeth with an adhesive. That’s it. Now you are a proud owner of a brand-new, beautiful smile. 

Can You Have Composite Bonding On Overlapping Teeth?

There are many ways to fix overlapping teeth. While orthodontic treatment is the “gold standard” for such problems, composite bonding may also be used to aesthetically fix this problem. Your dentist will first remove a thin layer of the overlapping teeth to reveal a flat surface. Afterwards, they will then apply bonding on the prepared teeth to restore optimal aesthetics and structure of the overlapping teeth. 

Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. Let your smile and facial aesthetics do the talking for you. If you want to enjoy a charming and beautiful smile in New Cross, Waldron Dental Clinic should be your first choice. Whether you need cosmetic dental treatment, Invisalign aligners or root canal treatment, we provide all services in a comforting environment under one roof. So, book a free consultation appointment with us today and take your first step towards the smile of your dreams.  


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