Smile Makeover

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Smile Makeover

Smile Makeover is a process of improving the appearance of a smile through various procedures which are cosmetic or surgical.

Smile makeover takes into consideration the tooth color, tooth size, tooth shape, tooth position, lip position, lip length, gum position, and gum color.

Tooth Colour

Bright and white teeth are a sign of youthful appearance. The dentist will match the color of the teeth with skin tone, skin color, and hair color. He can change the color of the teeth by Bleaching or Veneers.
The line from incisal edges of upper teeth from side to side should follow the contour of the lower lip for an aesthetic appearance.

Tooth Size/Shape

As the age increases the teeth become shorter due to attrition. Long teeth give a young look. Some teeth are slightly abnormal in shape as compared to adjacent teeth eg. Peg laterals which give an unaesthetic appearance. The size and shape of the teeth can be changed by veneers or crowns. The white show (tooth show) can also be increased by procedures like crown lengthening or changing the gum line (in cases of a gummy smile) by the help of laser dentistry. The width to length ratio of the upper central incisors should be 4-5 for a balanced smile line.

Tooth Position

Crooked, crowded or spacing between teeth can be corrected by using Braces, Aligners or Veneers.

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can be replaced by using Bridges, Implants or other Removable Prosthesis.