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factors to be considered in smile makeover


Smile makeover takes into consideration your face image, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, height, and shape), gums, lips and other similar factors to create the ideal smile for you. With the help of new technology, your dentist will plan a perfect smile design for you.

There are some elements that play a role in improving your smile and your dentist will pay attention to in your mouth and face, when designing your ideal smile.

Things That Can Improve Your Smile

Tooth color

While it is possible to change natural tooth color with composite restorations by applying silver or mercury mixed dental fillers, teeth whitening can improve the color of your teeth that are stained and translucent. To make your teeth whiter, different types of treatments such as porcelain laminated veneers, crowns, bridges, composite bonding and tooth implants are evaluated and tooth color and tone are taken into consideration before starting the treatment.

Dark colored or translucent teeth give your teeth an old appearance. On the other hand, shiny white teeth give you a younger appearance. Your skin tone and hair color also play an important role in teeth whitening and deciding which color tone fits you the best. Dentists who specialize in cosmetic dentistry have the ability and talent to keep your natural tooth color while balancing your old and new tooth colors.

Tooth Size

Due to aging, you may experience tooth erosion, which can cause your teeth to become shorter. Additionally, tooth loss is another reason for your other teeth to appear shorter. Smile makeover for patients with short teeth includes reshaping and making some of your front teeth longer by applying composite bonding or porcelain laminated veneers. If your gums are very visible and you are not happy with your smile, your dentist can suggest you a treatment to change your gum line and make your teeth longer by applying laser assisted dentistry procedures. Having longer teeth is also affective for your overall face image. For example; the combination of neat, long, and square teeth with an oval face can give a slimmer face illusion. 

Alignment (Crowding) and Gaps

For crowded teeth, imbricated teeth or the gaps between your teeth, there are different treatments that can be applied. Orthodontic treatments, invisalign (teeth alignment without using braces) and advanced porcelain laminated veneers can fix these problems and give you the smile you want.

 Missing Teeth

Having one or more missing teeth both affects the way you smile and your bite occlusion, which increases the risk of cavities. It is one of the main aspects of oral health and facial aesthetics to eliminate these problems. By applying treatments such as dental implants, bridges and partial dental prosthesis, it is possible to complete your set of teeth.

Fuller Lips, Smile and Cheeks

A deformed or aging face can be rejuvenated with orthodontia in the smile makeover category and/or facial plastic surgery applications.

A treatment plan is made by your dentist to fulfill your expectations from cosmetic procedures and this plan is shared with you. It includes cosmetic, aesthetic and functional restorative procedures such as teeth whitening, composite bonding, porcelain laminated veneers, crowns, orthodontic applications (braces), and facial plastic surgery applications.

In addition to all treatments mentioned above, dentists make use of some other references in cosmetic dentistry.

References in Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile Line

Smile line is an imaginary line that needs to meet your bottom lip’s curve and follows the edges of your upper teeth when you smile ideally. It is a standard reference point for smile makeover applications and used to determine the length of your teeth.

Teeth Proportion

Your dentists examines your teeth to see if they are proportional. Most of the people think that someone is considered to have a beautiful smile when their two middle front teeth are more visible and the width/length ratio is 5 to 4. This ratio also determines the length and width of other in the area that cosmetic dentistry treatments are applied to make smile line look balanced.

Dental Tissue and Custom-made Reshaping

Main goal of the dentists who perform smile design applications is to combine functionality and aesthetic. A dentist with aesthetic abilities work on giving you a  more feminine or masculine look as well rather than only giving your crowns and porcelain laminated veneers the look and the feeling of natural teeth or the ones you see on the photos.



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