What is a smile makeover?
Smile makeover is a part of cosmetic dentistry and varies from person to person. Smile makeover consists of many individual procedures such as teeth whitening, straightening of teeth, repairing as well as replacement of teeth, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers etc. This makeover is quite often called extreme makeover as the results are so dramatic.
Who are the candidates?
People who are extremely conscious of their appearance go for such makeovers.
How important is smile makeover for people?
It is generally seen that more than 75 % of the people avoid smiling when a photo is being clicked. A smile makeover helps in increasing the confidence of an individual. A good smile influences people psychologically, and also helps to judge people. An attractive smile also has a positive impact on ones romantic life.
What factors should be kept in mind to get natural results?
Factors such as gender, age, lifestyle, structure of the face should be taken care of by the dentist before going for a smile makeover.
What are the procedures used for a smile makeover?
Procedures such as porcelain crowns, tooth whitening, bonding, porcelain veneers etc are the most common procedures used. Though the final decision depends upon the time the patient can spare as well as the features he would like to change. A smile makeover can:-
- Repair broken, chipped teeth by porcelain crowns, veneers and cosmetic bonding.
- Straightening of crooked teeth
- Missing teeth can be replaced and the gap is filled with the help of dental implants, dentures, braces.
- For a gummy smile a surgery/ laser is the best way to get an attractive smile
- Teeth whitening can help whiten stained teeth
- Lumineers can be used to fill up the gap between the teeth.
For how long does the smile last?
Proper maintenance of the teeth and regular checkups will help the smile makeover to last for several years. The materials used for the makeover are very strong and resistant to breakage and wearing. Hence they are more durable that one’s natural teeth.
How many visits are required?
The number of visits is not fixed and varies from person to person. Everyone has got individual goals and expectations of the final result. Proper consultation with the dentist is a must. The doctor should have a clear picture in his mind, as to what is your personnel liking and desire. After proper discussion the dentist will figure out the whole process and make the patient clear about the cost of the makeover as well as the number of visits required.
What is the cost of a smile makeover?
The cost depends on the quality of material used by the dentist, personnel skill of the cosmetic dentist and the type of clinic from where the treatment is done.
Is the smile makeover covered under insurance?
Smile makeover is normally not covered under insurance as it is a cosmetic treatment and is done to improve one’s appearance.