Smile Makeover in Long Island & NYC
What Is A Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is a treatment process that may also be referred to as full-mouth reconstruction. This is a custom-designed treatment program that revolves around the functional and cosmetic needs of the individual. The purpose of a smile makeover is to address multiple concerns on a streamlined schedule. Some treatments may be combined in a single visit, while other processes may take multiple visits to complete.
What Is Smile Correction?
Several improvements can be made with a smile makeover customized to specific needs. At the onset of care, we discuss with each patient what they like and dislike about their smile. For some, they feel like their teeth don’t show enough. For others, it could be persistent stains that degrade their smile. Just as every person is unique, so is their smile. As every smile is unique, so is the smile makeover process.
What Concerns Can A Smile Makeover Address?
A smile makeover at Dental365 can address a variety of problems, including:
- Tooth color – Teeth whitening treatment is often the first stage of making over the smile. Many dentists begin with teeth whitening because this simple treatment elevates teeth to their ideal shade. From here, additional restorations, such as porcelain veneers, can be color-matched. Teeth whitening is suitable for extrinsic stains that are within the outer layer of enamel. Intrinsic stains, those caused by tetracycline or other factors, sit within the tooth and will not lift with standard whitening treatment. In these instances, porcelain veneers may be the ideal option for bringing new brightness to the smile.
- Spacing and alignment – Even minor alignment issues can diminish the power of an attractive smile. Teeth straightening can be extensive, using braces, or it can be cosmetic only, using Invisalign. In some instances, minor misalignment such as a turned tooth or too much space between two teeth can be disguised with porcelain veneers.
- Missing teeth – Tooth replacement is categorized as restorative dentistry, not cosmetic dentistry. We need a full set of teeth to chew well and even to speak well. Of course, a large gap that is visible in the smile can be a serious cosmetic problem. Teeth can be replaced in a few different ways, including a dental bridge or dental implant with a crown.
- Smile symmetry – An attractive face is one on which balance exists between facial features. The smile is a micro-aspect of this. Teeth should be proportional to one another, to the gums, and the lips, for the smile to be at its best. To perfect the symmetry of the smile, we may perform dental bonding or porcelain veneers to teeth that appear too long, too short, or too narrow.
Why Do People’s Gums Show When They Smile?
A “gummy smile” is a common problem characterized by more gums in the smile than teeth. This could result from one or more factors, including the size and shape of teeth, the amount of gum tissue in proportion to the size of teeth, and also the position of the upper lip.
Cost Of A Smile Makeover
The cost of a smile makeover varies from one case to another. This is based on the number of procedures that are planned and the extent of correction a person chooses to undergo. Costs are related to treatments, materials, and office fees. In some instances, insurance may provide some amount of coverage for treatments that are functionally necessary, such as a dental crown to repair a damaged tooth. To assist with the cost of a full smile makeover, some patients utilize financing programs such as Care Credit.
How Can I Make My Smile Bigger?
If the smile looks small due to the size of teeth, it may be possible to correct this problem with porcelain veneers. These lifelike sheaths of dental porcelain can be affixed to certain teeth in the smile to make them appear longer or wider.
A smile makeover begins with a comprehensive consultation and exam. The dentist observes the characteristics of teeth and gums and how they relate with the lips and surrounding features. This initial step paves the way to a smile that enhances the overall symmetry and attractiveness of the face.
It is difficult to sum up the value of personal confidence. If your smile has been less than ideal for your preference; if your smile hasn’t added to the balance and harmony of your face, you may be thrilled with a smile makeover.
When people do not feel good about their smile, they do not feel confident smiling, laughing, or even speaking to others. Covering the smile is something that many people do without even realizing it. Contrast the lack of confidence and feelings of dissatisfaction that result from discolored teeth, short teeth, or an otherwise imperfect smile with the feelings that would come from having straight, radiantly white teeth. The last thing you’d want to do is hide a smile that you love.
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Wherever you go, your smile tags along. Make this feature everything you’d like it to be. Contact a Dental365 office near you to get your smile makeover started.