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Who Is a Good Candidate for a Smile Makeover?

By Joe McIntyre, DDS on March 30, 2017

A woman smilingThe team at Smiles For Life has helped countless patients based in and around Bridgewater. Using the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as advanced restorative techniques, we can make a smile look its very best, even with serious problems present.

When a single treatment isn't enough to improve a smile's appearance, a patient may be due for a makeover. A smile makeover, that is.

What Is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a combination of multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments that is designed to enhance the overall appearance of a person's smile. Each smile makeover is different, able to address various kinds of aesthetic flaws that leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile and how people perceive it. Sometimes a smile makeover can be fundamentally transformative, allowing you to experience renewed confidence and a better overall sense of how you look.

General Candidacy for Smile Makeovers

Good candidates for smile makeovers are people who suffer from aesthetic problems that affect their teeth and gums. They should be in good dental health otherwise and not suffer from any serious health issues. For people with major dental health and wellness problems that impact their mouth, a full mouth reconstruction would technically be more ideal. These sorts of procedures involve restorative measures as well as cosmetic treatments.

Good for Tooth Discoloration and Stains

If you have teeth that are stained or discolored, a smile makeover can be a huge help. Teeth whitening treatments can bleach out discolored parts of a tooth. For more serious stains, dental bonding and porcelain veneers can mask problems from view.

Good for Chipped and Cracked Teeth

Minor chips and cracks can lead a perfect smile to look seriously flawed. Thankfully there are cosmetic treatments that can help. For minor chips and cracks, dental bonding can help fix those flaws. More serious damage to the teeth can be properly addressed thanks to porcelain veneers, masking these issues from view.

Helpful for Tooth Misalignment and Spacing Issues

When teeth are crooked and poorly spaced, orthodontic care is typically the most ideal solution. However, there are cosmetic dentistry solutions for these issues if the misalignment and crookedness is predominantly cosmetic in nature. In many cases, porcelain veneers can work wonders, achieving results comparable to orthodontics.

Great for Improving the Gumline

If you have gums that have receded or that are too prominent, these can each have an impact on the overall look of your smile. To address gum recession, special grafting procedures can be performed to add donor gum tissue or artificial gum tissue to the gumline. For gums that are too prominent, gum contouring options can help make the teeth the more noticeable part of your smile.

Custom Tailored Treatment Just for You

Every smile is different, and so is every smile makeover. During your consumption at our practice, we'll take great care to ensure that your smile makeover is properly customized to address your needs. Our goal to to ensure the results look as natural and pleasing as possible, and the only way to do that is individualized treatment.

Learn More About Smile Makeovers

If you suffer from serious aesthetic flaws and would like more information about smile makeovers, we encourage you to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The team here at Smiles For Life looks forward to your visit.

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