As the name suggests, a smile makeover is the process of creating a new smile that has been designed to look aesthetically better. This is always performed by a cosmetic dentist. It may align crowded teeth, close gaps, minimise protrusion, whiten, reduce a gummy smile, change the length or shape of teeth, replace missing teeth or even many combinations of the above.
A smile makeover usually involves at least the top eight or ten teeth. The most frequent treatments used in a smile makeover are porcelain veneers because they are the most conventional restoration and they are strong and highly aesthetic.
However, porcelain crowns, bridges and implants can also be part of a smile makeover, depending on the individual’s case. Smile makeovers can also involve rapid orthodontics using aligners to either align teeth prior to porcelain veneers, or to align minor crowding of the lower teeth when only the upper teeth are to be veneered.
All smile makeovers should begin with a comprehensive smile assessment where you discuss what you want to achieve and the best way to get that beautiful and natural looking smile that you have always wanted. This is an important part of the process at respected dentists, such as PDC Dental in Barnsley.
Teeth whitening is a great choice if you are in need of quick, easy and budget-friendly smile makeover. It is one of the most common dental procedures sought by patients to improve the appearance of stained or discoloured teeth due to ageing, smoking and eating habits.
Two types of whitening treatments are normally available: either in the chair at the dentist’s, or at home.
For a combination of in-chair and at-home whitening, a popular choice is Enlighten professional whitening treatment. Enlighten is the only system in the world that will whiten up to 16 shades easily and safely. It uses state-of-the-art materials that are so effective that even the highest concentrate of gel used is safe and gentle on the gums. Bespoke trays are custom made and worn for a two-week period followed by a short power-whitening appointment at the practice.