How Can a Smile Makeover Help Me?

 In Yaletown Dental Blog

It is difficult to imagine doing anything that is absolutely selfish, isn’t it? Or perhaps it isn’t – but it could be difficult to imagine doing something that is termed as ‘unnecessary’. A smile makeover is something that comes with the connotation of being a waste of time, effort and money.

These thoughts are coming from people who have never considered or researched this procedure, clearly. It is not a selfish endeavour; it is not always an unnecessary change; and it certainly will not be time, effort and money not well spent. How so? Well, first let us properly understand what is involved in a smile makeover.

What is a Smile Makeover?

This is a process that is planned and carried out by a cosmetic dentist and it may include one or more dental procedures. The aim of a smile makeover is to improve the overall appearance of the patient’s smile. Sometimes it is to attack a specific problem, such as crooked, discoloured, or missing teeth. At times it could be that the patients smile has just aged over time and they would like it to look youthful again – it obviously cannot undo the effects of aging entirely but it can certainly improve the persons smile, making it look more youthful. What are some techniques and procedures used in this process?

Procedures in a Smile Makeover

Not all of these procedures will be used in every Smile Makeover process, and there are others that could be included too. Your dentist should sit down with you and plan what all you would like done to improve your personal smile. The patient needs to be open and honest about what they are unhappy with and what they want to change about their smile. Some of these procedures could then be used:

Teeth Whitening

This is the most common procedure undergone in a smile makeover. It can take as quick as twenty minutes, or it can be done gradually over as long a period as a month. It again depends on what will suit the patient best. Almost all patients will improve their smile through teeth whitening – often our teeth become discoloured from the food and drink we consume daily.

Dental Bonding

This is s a procedure that can be used to fill any small gaps in the teeth, as well as chips, cracks and even stains. This is not an invasive process and can be done quickly and easily – ideal for a smile makeover.

Gum Recontouring

This can be necessary if the patient has a seemingly ‘gummy’ smile. It is done to enhance the teeth and show of the new pearly whites in the mouth. Patients gums can be reshaped and evened out in as little as one sitting.

Dental Implants

Unfortunately, we may lose teeth along the way, or experience the dreaded dentist warning of future tooth extraction. Dental implants replace any missing teeth and give the patient a heathy, strong, durable and permanent solution. Dental implants are also good for the surrounding bone and tissue in the mouth.

Why Choose a Smile Makeover?

It is clear then that a smile makeover is not just to improve the overall appearance of the teeth, but also the overall health. Our smile is something that will bean identifying mark of who we are for the rest of our life. Giving is a necessary makeover is not a selfish act. Yes, you will experience the benefits first hand, but so will everyone else around you.

A smile can be something that gives you that much needed confidence boost. When you are not ashamed to open your mouth and show people your teeth – smiling, laughing, and talking whenever you want – your quality of life improves. A new smile; a new you.

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