What is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover involves the use of restorative and corrective procedures to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
What does a Smile Makeover involve?
The procedures involved in a Smile Makeover may include:
- Repairing broken teeth
- Replacing missing teeth
- Closing the gaps between teeth
- Straightening crooked teeth
- Improving smile lines
- Correcting a gummy smile
- Teeth whitening
There are various reasons why a smile makeover is performed. Your doctor will take into consideration your desires and unique condition.
Sometimes there are things wrong with a person’s smile whether it is missing teeth, the shape of the teeth or the teeth colour. In the first photo below Jane has a denture replacing several missing teeth. The blue arrows highlight the denture teeth. We lightened her teeth prior to the photo and you can see the lower teeth are now lighter than the upper teeth. In the photo on the right we have removed the denture and you can see the difference that these gaps make to her smile.
In the makeover, we try and bring the colour of the upper teeth closer to match the lower teeth. A great final result!
Another Smile Makeover
This patient wanted to get rid of her dentures and fix the appearance of her smile. She thought her teeth were too uneven and needed a big change.
It is important to assess crucial points of a smile before starting such as the lip line, where the alignment of the teeth and what options are available to improve your smile. In this case, our goal was to get rid of the denture that was ill fitting and provide a beautiful smile in its place.
Here is the finished result, a dramatic difference to the variety of colours and shapes above. The teeth are in harmony with the lip line, the colour is pleasing to the eye and the shape of the teeth are nicely curved and reflect well on the patient’s overall appearance.
Smile Makeover with Fillings
Not everyone has an award-winning smile, but many people would like to improve how they look. Mark had let his smile go through drinking too many sugary drinks and not brushing his teeth enough. As they started to worsen, he stopped brushing altogether. Mark wanted to fix his front teeth and get back to looking and feeling good. We removed the decay and then rebuilt the teeth using composite resin (white filling material). The end result is dramatic and has given him his self-confidence back.
Another Smile Makeover using Fillings
Sarah had worn her teeth down over a long period of time. We rebuilt her front teeth using fillings to gain the increase in length of her teeth that you see in the after photo on the right.
Michael had quite severe marks on his front teeth. He wanted them improved but had a limited budget. We placed many fillings on his front teeth to make them look younger and whiter.
Toby wanted his rough looking teeth improved quickly. We placed several fillings on his front teeth and reshaped them. The difference is quite dramatic.
New dentures for a Smile Makeover
Sometimes the problem is not the teeth but an ill-fitting denture. Helen was disappointed with the gaps in her front teeth. We made a new denture for her and the gap was closed. A simple procedure that improved her smile.