Your smile is one of the most recognizable features of your appearance, and having a bright, healthy smile does wonders for your mental wellbeing and social confidence. It’s no surprise that getting a smile makeover is increasingly popular as a safe cosmetic procedure. They also have the benefit of kickstarting an excellent oral hygiene routine. So once you have a great smile, you want to take care of it! Brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use become a part of your daily routine, helping you keep healthier gums and teeth for that winning smile.
While the overall health of your teeth and gums is always more important, smiles play an essential aesthetic role in our lives. Maintaining their beauty and function is only natural. In this guide, we’ll explore what to expect from your first smile makeover appointment. Champions Dental offers cosmetic dentistry procedures that range from simple corrections to a full smile makeover.
What is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is a catch-all term for several cosmetic dentistry procedures all performed at once. Therefore, carefully considering the patient’s needs is the first step. What do they not like about their smile? What do they think would make a big difference in the way they look?
Many factors define your smile, and the marvel of modern dentistry allows for all of them to be addressed. The color, shape, and uniformity of your teeth are most apparent.
Color, Shape, Spacing: The Basics of Your Smile Makeover
In much the same way organizing furniture within a room can breathe new life into a cramped or cluttered space, a smile makeover can dramatically improve the way you look.
Darker, discolored teeth result from consuming staining or acidic foods or using tobacco products. This may suggest that you’re older than you actually are. Naturally, you would want a youthful, bright white smile while still retaining a natural appearance. As a result, our dentists will strike the perfect balance between a natural tooth color while brightening your teeth overall. The dentist can use whitening agents to restore yellowed teeth or apply veneers to correct for color and shape at the same time.
Next, the shape of your teeth is an integral component of your smile. If you have crooked, misaligned, or unevenly spaced teeth, your dentist can straighten them out. You have many orthodontic options, such as braces or invisible aligners. Dental bonding and veneers are also available to repair chipped or cracked teeth.
Finally, if you have missing or damaged teeth, we can replace them with dental implants, bridges, fixed partial dentures, or full dentures. A weak or misshapen tooth can have a crown placed on it.
A bonus is that a dentist can also shape your gum line. If you feel that your smile is too “gummy” and would like more teeth to show, we can perform gum reshaping to allow that. This also helps straighten out an uneven gum line to allow a natural-looking, beaming smile. We can also perform gum grafts in the case that the gum line needs to be accentuated.
The Procedure is Elaborate, But Worth It
A smile makeover includes a combination of several of the procedures mentioned above. We consider your unique requirements in planning a makeover, including the size and shape of your face and jaw, the condition of your teeth and gums, and your age and oral health.
Ultimately, the procedure can be complex, but the results are stunning to behold. You can contact our Champions Dental experts, certified by the American Dental Association, at (281) 866-0442. We’ll give you personalized advice to start your journey to a brighter, healthier smile.