Cosmetic Dentistry: Smile Makeover

by Dr. Sean Moran on January 10, 2012 

You’ve seen the fabulous results of a smile makeover – an amazing smile that’s straight, white, even, just perfect. But what does it take to get there? You might be surprised to learn just how quickly and comfortably your smile can be transformed.

What is surprising to most is that, no matter what the problem with your smile, there’s a way to make it absolutely stunning.

  • Crooked, overlapped teeth can be straightened
  • Chipped, broken, worn teeth can be repaired
  • Unattractive metal fillings can be replaced with natural-looking restorations
  • Missing teeth can be replaced
  • Gaps between teeth can be closed
  • Gummy smiles can be recontoured
  • Stained, discolored teeth can be whitened
  • and so much more.

The Procedure

The first step to a beautiful smile is a complete and thorough examination by your cosmetic dentist to determine your oral health. Any health issues will be addressed and corrected before any cosmetic work begins.

Health is the foundation of all attractive smiles. From correcting any bite problems (that can cause TMJ and other painful symptoms) to restoring individual teeth, your dentist will ensure that your smile is healthy before enhancing its appearance.

When the foundation is ready, you can move on to the “artistry.” You and your cosmetic dentist will discuss your goals and expectations of your new smile. What do you want your smile to look like? What don’t you like about your smile that you want changed? Together, you will determine the “style” of your new smile. Your dentist may even show you a “Smile Style Guide” that illustrates many different smiles.

Your course of care will be determined by type of procedures required to enhance your smile. It may be as simple as one-hour smile whitening. You may chose to have porcelain veneers placed on your teeth to create a white, straight, even smile. You may have your gum line recontoured by a laser, to reduce the appearance of a “gummy” smile. Perhaps just replacing unattractive metal fillings with natural looking porcelain restorations is all you need to make your smile look great. Maybe you’ll have just one procedure; maybe you’ll benefit from a combination of procedures.

The possibilities are endless. Imagine. In just a short time, you can have a makeover that enhances the beauty and appearance of your smile, correcting almost any problem.

The result? A smile that is straight, white and even. You may feel better than you have in years (a smile makeover may resolve pain experienced with biting or chewing). Your new smile will help you look younger, feel more confident and boost your self-esteem! It’s just amazing what a smile can do. Best of all? Even the most extreme cosmetic procedures can be completed in two to three easy, comfortable visits. So you can be smiling beautifully in no time at all!