Your smile can be improved by the techniques and the procedures in cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry is the only field where the patient plays an active role in the makeover of their smile. The doctors and the team of oral healthcare professionals in our office educate patients, long-standing and new, on the techniques, considerations, and evaluations of their dentist during a smile makeover.
Prior to any procedure, your dentist will consider facial appearance, hair color, and skin tone along with the condition of your teeth, gums, and lips. Smile makeovers are customized to address the goals and concerns of the patient.
Considerations in Cosmetic Dentistry
The color and the shading of teeth are important considerations when preparing for and evaluating the use of veneers, crowns, bridges, and implants. Our dentists are skilled at finding the right balance of providing their patients with a whiter smile and maintaining the natural tooth color.
Alignment & Spacing
Teeth that are crooked, gapped, or overlapped can be straightened orthodontically or corrected cosmetically with veneers.
Missing teeth will negatively affect your smile, your bite, and will increase your risk of tooth decay. Replacing missing teeth through cosmetic dentistry will improve facial aesthetics with a positive effect on oral health.
Harmony & Balance
Dental bonding will repair teeth that are chipped, uneven, or cracked.
Cheeks, Lips, & Smile
These features can be rejuvenated through procedures in cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery.
Aesthetic Components of a Smile Makeover
Along with the above considerations, our team will also evaluate the conditions below:
The length of teeth is affected by genetics, age, and a gummy smile. Teeth can be reshaped with veneers or composite bonding, and the gum-line can be re-contoured with laser procedures. Any adjustments to the length of teeth will positively affect the overall structure of the face.
The appropriate length of teeth for a person is determined by the smile line. This is an imaginary side-to-side line that follows the edges of the upper teeth. Ideally, this line follows the same curve as the lower lip.
A pleasing smile is recognized when the two center front teeth are dominant. This proportion guides the length and width of the remaining teeth.
Tooth Texture & Characterization
An experienced and artistic dentist can characterize crowns and veneers for a smoother texture and can create a more feminine or masculine appearance.
The Cost of the Smile Makeover
There are many factors that affect cost. The component with the most impact on cost is the overall condition of your oral health.
If there are underlying conditions that need attention prior to a cosmetic dental procedure, then these issues need to be treated and cured. The cost of the overall teeth makeover could be less if any underlying condition is covered by a dental plan.
None of the treatments and procedures in a smile makeover are permanent or indestructible. Restorations need replacement, whitening treatments need to be maintained, and consistent oral hygiene becomes more important and necessary.
However, when factoring in confidence, self-esteem, quality of life, and the benefits to oral health, a total smile makeover is priceless.
If you would like to consult with us regarding your customized procedures in a total teeth makeover, please contact the oral healthcare professionals at our office, where new patients are always welcome.
Advanced Dental Solutions is trusted and highly recommended for cosmetic dentistry, as well as treatments and procedures in the general and restorative fields.