Full Smile Makeover Procedure

Not all the problems we have with our teeth are painful. Some of them are just embarrassing! Yellow teeth, stained teeth, irregular teeth, missing skew or crowded ones can see you covering your mouth with your hand when you laugh or smile. But

How it all begins

A smile makeover consists of a procedure or combination of procedures that will leave your teeth looking great. Your first step is to see your dentist about your smile-related issues. Tell him or her why you feel unhappy with your smile, and ask for a treatment plan that will provide you with the solutions.

A thorough check up

To see what can be done for you, your dentist will need to look at your teeth. For example, teeth-whitening doesn’t work for everyone. If you have deep stains or discolorations, you may need veneers. Your dentist can only tell by taking a good look at what’s going on in your mouth.

Your smile makeover plan

Now that your dentist knows what can and can’t be done to fix your smile, he or she can discuss the full smile makeover plan with you. Some of the options that may enter the discussion include:

  1. Whitening

Even if you’ve been trying hard to whiten your teeth with over the counter remedies without success, your dentist has access to materials and methods you wouldn’t be able to access in a store. In-office whitening gives the fastest results, but dentists can also supply you with equipment for home tooth whitening.

  1. Veneers or composite bonding

Permanently discoloured teeth, chipped or cracked teeth and even skew, irregular or overcrowded teeth can be hidden away with the help of porcelain veneers or composite bonding techniques. Your dentist will discuss your options with you.

  1. Braces or invisalign aligners

If your teeth need to be properly straightened, braces or invisible aligners that fit into your mouth but can be removed for eating and teeth cleaning could be the answer. It’s not a quick fix, but it is a permanent one!

  1. Crowns, bridgework or implants

Like veneers, crowns can be used to improve the way teeth look. Gaps that need to be covered up can either be addressed with a bridge that fits onto adjacent teeth “bridging” the gap, or with implants. Implants take longer to get done, because an artificial tooth is fitted onto a socket implanted into your jaw, but it is also the best and most natural-looking way to replace missing teeth.

  1. Work on your gums

Gums can also be to blame for “odd-looking” teeth. Your dentist will know what procedures to recommend for improving your gum line to show off your teeth to the best possible advantage.

Now it’s up to you to follow through

After discussing your options and deciding on the treatments that are best suited to your case, you will know what procedures you have chosen and what they entail. You may only need one of these procedures, or you may need a combination of several. One thing you can be sure of: your brand-new smile is going to give you the confidence to laugh and smile naturally, and that means a whole new, great-looking you.