If the title of this blog caught your attention and you are now continuing on to read through it, chances are you have some concerns about your smile. At some point or another, most people look in the mirror, wondering if they can improve their smile. Having concerns about your smile is perfectly natural, and luckily there are dentists that can help you to achieve the smile you have always dreamed about.
There is no one certain type of person that needs a smile makeover. Smile makeovers are designed in part to boost self-esteem and confidence, while also repairing damaged or missing structures, if needed. If you find yourself with broken, missing, crooked, or discolored teeth, or you are not satisfied with your smile, then you might need a smile makeover.
The type of smile makeover depends on the type of improvements you would like to see. Nowadays, there are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments available to you that can improve your smile in many different ways. Some possible procedures to consider are: dental implants, veneers, dentures, teeth whitening, orthodontics, and gingival contouring. All these procedures are aimed at improving specific parts of your mouth, and choosing the procedure that is right for you depends on what structure you would like to improve.
If you would like to improve tooth damage or missing teeth:
For single or multiple missing or damaged teeth, dental implants and dentures are good options. Both will restore your smile by placing teeth in the spaces where previous teeth resided. However, they do have different methods. Dentures are removable, false teeth that must be adhered to the mouth with a special adhesive, and removed every night. They provide a less-invasive and more affordable option than dental implants, but they are not as durable as dental implants are. Dental implants, on the other hand, are slightly more expensive and require a more invasive procedure, however they are much more durable and last longer.
If you would like to brighten your smile:
For individuals concerned with the color of their teeth, there are a few options to remedy this. The first is a simple teeth whitening procedure that uses a special bleaching compound to whiten the teeth and give them a brighter, younger appearance. The second technique is through the use of veneers. Veneers are porcelain covers that are adhered to the surface of existing teeth. They will make your smile look brighter and more even, all while resisting further stains.
If you want to improve your gums:
For people that feel like they have a gummy smile, gingival contouring may be an option. This procedure contours the gum tissue surrounding the teeth. By improving the shape and the extent of coverage the gums have on the teeth, gingival contouring can give your smile a much more vibrant appearance.
If you want to improve the straightness of your smile:
For those who are unsatisfied with their bite or their smile not matching up properly, orthodontics may be an ideal choice. Orthodontics works to move the teeth over a period of time so that a person’s bite is even and their teeth are all perfectly aligned. This may take some time, but the results last a lifetime.