Smile Makeovers

Smile Makeovers

A smile can be improved by the techniques and the procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is the only field where the patient plays an active role in the makeover of their smile. The doctors and the team of oral healthcare professionals at Advanced Dental Solutions, located near you in Anchorage, want to educate their patients, current and new, on the techniques, considerations, and evaluations of the dentist during a smile makeover.

Prior to any procedure, the dentist will consider facial appearance, hair color, and skin tone along with the condition of the teeth, gums, and lips. Smile makeovers are customized to address the goals and concerns of the patient.

Considerations in Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Tooth Color

The color and the shading of teeth are important considerations when preparing for and evaluating the use of veneers, crowns, bridges, and implants. Dentists practicing in the cosmetic field are skilled at finding the right balance of providing their patients with a whiter smile and maintaining the natural tooth color.

  • Alignment and Spacing

Teeth that are crooked, gapped or overlapped can be straightened orthodontically or corrected cosmetically with veneers.

  • Missing Teeth

Missing teeth will negatively affect the smile and the bite and will increase the risk of tooth decay. Replacing missing teeth through cosmetic dentistry will improve facial aesthetics with a positive effect on oral health.

  • Harmony and Balance

Dental bonding will repair teeth that are chipped, uneven and cracked.

  • Cheeks, Lips, and Smile

These features can be rejuvenated through procedures in cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery.

Aesthetic Components of a Smile Makeover

Along with the above considerations, dentists practicing in the cosmetic field will also evaluate the conditions below.

  • Tooth Length

The length of teeth is affected by genetics, age, and a gummy smile. Teeth can be reshaped with veneers or composite bonding, and the gumline can be recontoured with laser procedures. Any adjustments to the length of teeth will positively affect the overall structure of the face.

  • Smile Line

The appropriate length of teeth for a person is determined by the smile line. This is an imaginary side-to-side line that follows the edges of the upper teeth. Ideally, this line follows the same curve as the lower lip.

  • Tooth Proportion

A pleasing smile is recognized when the two center front teeth are dominant. This proportion guides the length and width of the remaining teeth.

  • Tooth Texture and Characterization

An artistic dentist can characterize crowns and veneers for a smoother texture and can create a more feminine or masculine appearance.

The Cost of the Smile Makeover

There are many factors that affect cost. The component with the most impact on cost is the overall condition of oral health.

If there are underlying conditions that need attention prior to a cosmetic dental procedure, then these issues need to be treated and cured. The cost of the overall smile makeover could be less if any underlying condition is covered by a dental plan.

None of the treatments and procedures in a smile makeover are permanent or indestructible. Restorations need replacement, whitening treatments need to be maintained, and consistent oral hygiene becomes more important and necessary.

However, when factoring in confidence, self-esteem, quality of life and the benefits to oral health, a smile makeover is priceless.

If you would like a consultation regarding your customized procedures in a smile makeover, then please contact the oral healthcare professionals at Advanced Dental Solutions, located in Anchorage, where new patients are always welcome.

Advanced Dental Solutions is trusted and highly recommended for cosmetic dentistry, as well as treatments and procedures in the general and restorative fields.

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