A Smile Makeover is a cosmetic dentistry procedure designed to improve the aesthetics of your smile. It involves more than one cosmetic dentistry procedure and includes veneers, implants, teeth whitening, bonding, some orthodontic procedures and gum enhancement (lifting and reshaping).
A Smile Makeover can improve the following:
- Stained teeth.
- Crooked teeth.
- Chipped, cracked or broken teeth.
- Gummy smile.
- Missing teeth/unnatural gaps in teeth.
What does a Smile Makeover involve?
Firstly you will be invited to a consultation with Mr Flanagan, where you can discuss your expectations and ask any questions you may have. A comprehensive examination will be carried out and photographs will be taken to aid in the planning process.
The impressions of you teeth will also be used for planning models. You will be shown photographs and models of previous cases so that you can understand the process and time frame involved – if relevant, this can also aid in deciding if you would like the procedure performed entirely with veneers, crowns or a combination of the two.
In some instances, you may require aesthetic gum contouring for the optimal result to be achieved, utilising the ‘Golden Proportion Rule’ of Smile Design1. Principal dentist at 03 Dental Mr Flanagan has an extensive portfolio of Smiles Design types and time will be taken with you the patient, in choosing the most suitable.
Examples of popular Smile Makeover treatment combinations are:
Implants & orthodontic treatment – When you have a missing tooth that is left for a long period of time, your other teeth may shift into the vacant gap which can cause dental health complications as well as low self-esteem. Orthodontic treatment (specifically braces) can be used to widen the gap, allowing a dental implant and crown to be placed.
Veneers and teeth whitening – Veneers are thin layers of tooth-coloured material placed over the front of your tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers can be used in conjunction with teeth whitening as a cost-effective way of improving your smile, opting for part veneers treatment and whitening remaining teeth to match the new veneers.
If you would like to find out more about cosmetic treatments at 03 Dental, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange a FREE consultation.
1. Golden Proportions – ‘Adhering to smile design principles is essential when initiating the restoration of teeth in the anterior region of the mouth. … A mathematical concept called the Golden Proportion has provided guidelines for tooth preparation and fabrication of the restorations.’