If you’ve been searching the internet for ways to improve your smile, you may have come across the term “complete smile makeover.” But what is it, exactly?
In the most general sense, a complete smile makeover is a set of cosmetic dental procedures that enhance the appearance of your teeth and gums. (Note, that gums are a vital part of the smile makeover process too. If they are receding, damaged, or infected it adversely affects the natural beauty of your mouth). The vast majority of smile makeover procedures are minor interventions and require little to no recovery time.
The Purpose Of A Complete Smile Makeover
The general purpose of a complete smile makeover is to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums. How Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale achieves this, however, depends on the current state of your mouth.
What Techniques Might Your Dentist Use For A Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover can include one or a combination of the following cosmetic techniques:
- Repairing cracked or chipped teeth. You may feel that your chipped and cracked teeth adversely impact the beauty of your smile. Dental professionals, however, can use a combination of techniques to repair cracks and chips and help your teeth achieve their full potential.
- Adjusting the layout of your teeth. Not all teeth come through in the right place. Some slant inwards or outwards, while others can come through twisted. A complete smile makeover, therefore, includes orthodontic techniques to adjust the position of your teeth, straightening them where possible and improving your bite.
- Whitening your teeth. Over time, teeth can lose their natural whiteness and take on a yellowy-brown color. Smile makeovers use a combination of whitening techniques to remove staining and get teeth looking their best once more.
- Replacing missing teeth. Missing teeth are common. You may have lost a tooth through injury or decay. Dentists can replace missing teeth with implants – permanent false teeth which attach directly to the jawbone.
As you can see, getting a complete smile makeover is a considerable undertaking, potentially involving multiple steps. Don’t worry though: before your dentist carries out any procedures, he or she will talk you through the entire process. Most dentists offer an initial consultation where they ask you about the problems that you’d like them to correct and tell you how long treatment will take. Sometimes you have to complete one step before you can begin another, so the consultation is an excellent opportunity for you to set realistic expectations.
How Do You Maintain Results?
A complete smile makeover can last a long time, but you need to maintain it. The basics of oral hygiene apply: brush your teeth twice per day for two minutes and floss regularly. Limit your intake of sugar to prevent decay, and reduce tea and coffee consumption to cut down on staining.
The great thing about a smile makeover is that it can do wonders for your confidence. People who change their smiles feel happier in social situations and have higher self-esteem.
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If you are interested in a complete smile makeover and finally have the smile that you have always desired, then schedule a complimentary consultation with us today!