Do you hesitate to show your teeth when you smile? Do you cover your mouth when you speak so that others can’t see your teeth? It’s time to consider getting a smile makeover. Cosmetic dentistry offers many ways to improve your look so that you can literally change the quality of your life for the better.
When you visit your cosmetic dentist for a consultation, come prepared to voice your likes and dislikes about your smile. Together you and your dentist can come up with a plan for recreating your smile so that you are no longer embarrassed, but instead are proud to show it off. Many factors will be considered in creating your treatment plan. These include skin tone, hair color, facial structure, teeth dimensions, gum shape and lip shape.
A variety of parts of your mouth can be focused on during a smile makeover. Your teeth play an obvious role, including their color, shape, alignment, condition and more. Solutions such as veneers, bonding, orthodontics, composite fillings, implants, teeth whitening and crowns are some of the options for improving upon your teeth. Your gums are another aspect of consideration, and may be improved by gum contouring if needed. Your jaw alignment is another thing that your dentist will look at, with options like orthodontics or oral surgery for cases that need it.
Aside from a beautiful new smile, your oral health may also benefit from a smile makeover. An easier ability to perform dental hygiene tasks may result, or better overall health from replacing decayed or damaged teeth. Gum irritations from repaired chipped teeth can occur, and gum health may improve after gum contouring.
Smile makeovers can go a long way in improving your attitude, confidence and overall well-being. If you’re unhappy with your smile, investing in a makeover may make all the difference in your life.