There is something about witnessing a complete makeover that makes all of us feel good. It is probably inherent in all of us, but who do not enjoy a feel-good story about a so-called ugly duckling turning into a beautiful swan? Did you know that your smile can have its own before and after story, too? We here at Periodontal Associates are proud to offer a smile makeover to our valued patients, giving them a chance to feel the excitement and renewed confidence that comes after an incredible makeover.
What is a Smile Makeover?
We are a society that does make instant judgments about a person based on the appearance of their smile. While flaws in a person’s teeth do not automatically mean that the individual has matching character flaws, it does not change the fact that a beautiful and friendly smile is often greeted with matching warmth. Because of this, unattractive cosmetic flaws on a patient’s smile can take a toll on their self-esteem. By getting a smile makeover, we can restore a patient’s happiness and confidence.
A smile makeover is a complete cosmetic transformation of the teeth and gums. The focus of a smile makeover is on greatly improving an individual’s smile. While this does primarily focus on making the smile more attractive overall, it can also greatly improve the function of the mouth, too. The improved appearance is just one perk of a smile makeover! The end goal of a smile makeover is to help a patient feel good about him or herself and allow them to feel free to share their smile with the world without hesitation.
What Might be Included in a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover can include many different treatments to help improve the appearance and the function of the affected smile. A smile makeover, therefore, can include the application of dental veneers (which typically consist of a thin, porcelain sheath that covers the patient’s teeth), crowns, laser gum contouring (to help improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile), and composite resin fillings (especially on the patient’s visible front teeth, or to replace amalgam fillings that occur on the back teeth).
A smile makeover may also focus on improving the appearance of the visible front teeth with the application of dental bonding, which may be necessary when the teeth are uneven size, shape, or color. Other procedures that may be part of a smile makeover can include dental whitening, which is much safer and delivers greatly superior results than over-the-counter whitening kits.