You may have heard the term “smile makeover” or “smile design” recently, but what exactly does that mean?
A smile makeover uses a variety of cosmetic dentistry techniques to achieve that elusive perfect smile that we see on the likes of celebrity and models. The techniques would vary depending on what you need – be it missing teeth, broken or deformed teeth, tooth discoloration and more. Some of the following techniques could include:
Dental implants replace any missing teeth. The implant base is fused into the jaw and then a natural looking crown is fitted on top. Crowns and bridges are often placed on top of dental implants.
Age, illness and lifestyle choices (such a drinking coffee/ tea / red wine) can stain your teeth over time. Teeth whitening will lighten your teeth to your desired color
Porcelain veneers are paper-thin, custom made porcelain shells that are bonded onto the front and side surfaces of your tooth
Inlays and Onlays
Usually made of porcelain, inlays and onlays are matched to your tooth color to provide a durable and stain resistant surface
Cosmetic re-contouring reshapes the gumline and may lengthen or improve the look of teeth that appear smaller due to gum tissue overgrowth.