Smile makeovers and the cosmetic dentist

Most of us have got one or 2 things about our teeth that we’d like to upgrade, but if you are very unhappy about how yours look, then maybe you need to think about getting a smile makeover.

A smile makeover is different from just getting a couple of cosmetic treatments done. If you want your whole smile transformed, you are best off taking it along to a properly trained cosmetic dentist, such as us at Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester.

Smile Makeovers in LeicesterGeneral dentists are looking at your teeth from a health point of view. Cosmetic dentists are trained to look at teeth in a different way. We see teeth as things of beauty. Where a general dentist will automatically assess your teeth for decay and gum disease, we can’t help but notice if they are the right, size, shape and colour for your mouth. We see if your teeth are too big for your face, or your face is too big for your teeth. We see if your teeth not only line up well together, but whether they are in harmony with each other size-wise.

The smile makeover consultation

When you come for a consultation for a smile makeover, we want to know all about what you’re unhappy with, and also what your dreams are regarding your smile. We will then carry out an in-depth examination of your teeth, mouth and face and then draw up a treatment plan to give you what we think is the best makeover programme for you. It could be a simple pair of treatments, or a more complex series of treatments that take several months to complete.

What treatments you may have

Almost everyone’s smile makeover includes teeth whitening, which removes stains that build up after eating and drinking certain things, such as red wine. But when you have whitening will depend on what other treatments you are having. Dental porcelain can’t be bleached, so if you are having veneers, crowns, or dental implants, you will need to have your teeth whitened first and the porcelain matched to them.

Why not come in for a chat and see what we can do for you?

When you’re smiling..

Altogether now: ‘When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you’. It’s an oldy but goody. And it’s also the truth. Did you know that your smile is your most important non-verbal tool of communication? It’s what you use to get you through a busy day, flashing it at bus drivers, as shop assistants, at toddlers in the supermarket.

So, if you are afraid to smile for fear of sending other people screaming in the opposite direction, or more likely for fear of horrified stares and mean comments, then you are disabling yourself. And even though not smiling may preserve your dignity, it is not helping your happiness levels, because smiling releases important happiness chemicals like serotonin.

Smile Makeovers in LeicesterHere at Aesthetic Smiles, we can help you and others in the same boat get a smile that the whole world will want to smile along with, with smile makeovers in Leicester.

What’s involved in a smile makeover?

Sometimes people have a veneer here, or a bit of cosmetic bonding or a white filling there, getting their smile improved in increments. But a smile makeover is a treatment in itself, or rather a combination of two or more treatments.

When you have a smile makeover, you come to us specifically to get your smile improved. We take a good look at your mouth, teeth, gums and so on. We look at what sort of condition they are in and how they relate to each other. Do your teeth seem too big for your mouth, or are your gums too low? That kind of thing. Then we put together a suggested package of treatments, in the right order, to transform your smile.

For example, we’d make sure your teeth were whitened before you had your veneers fitted because we know that porcelain veneers don’t respond to teeth whitening treatment. But we’d do the whitening after any gum realignment because there is more to be whitened if you have gums that come down too low over your teeth.

How long it takes depends on how much work you need to have done and what. Some treatments take only a couple of appointments, others, such as braces, can take months.

What is a smile makeover?

Smile makeovers in Leicester involve one or more cosmetic dental rejuvenation procedures to improve the aesthetics of your smile. A smile makeover to one person could mean something completely different to another. It is an individual choice. Some people want the perfectly white Hollywood smile with the pearly white porcelain veneers. Other people may just want a simple improvement, such as the replacement of silver amalgam fillings with white composite fillings or some teeth whitening.

smile-makeovers-in-leicesterAre you unhappy with your smile? Do you want to change your smile to improve the colour or shape of your teeth? Or change the appearance of your gums or lips to give your overall smile a more appealing look? Smile makeovers in Leicester may be just what you need to get the smile you have always wanted.

Over 75% of people don’t feel confident to smile in a photograph. The same amount of people thinks that a beautiful smile can help people psychologically as well as aesthetically. As well as this, over 45% of people make judgments about people by the look of their smile. Your smile can also improve your love life, as 65% of people think that an attractive smile can help a person romantically.

Benefits of a smile makeover

Whatever the reasons for your dissatisfaction with your smile, there are many ways in which you can improve your smile using modern cosmetic dentistry.

Problems that a smile makeover in Leicester can help can include such things as correcting crooked teeth. They can be straightened with Invisalign braces or conventional orthodontics. They can also be covered with porcelain veneers for a quicker solution. This is often referred to as ‘instant orthodontics’.

Chipped, broken teeth can also be repaired with smile makeovers in Leicester. The treatment will depend on the extent of damage, but the options include cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns.

Missing teeth can also be replaced with smile makeovers in Leicester. Gaps between your teeth can cause functional problems as well as often being unsightly. Smile makeovers involve the replacement of existing restorations or gaps between teeth. Solutions include dental implants, a dental bridge, or a denture.