Smile Designing

Smile designing is an artistic planning of aligning your teeth ; taking into consideration your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips.

Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique requirements.

Some aspects of your smile that your dentist will review to improve include the following:

Tooth Color:

Silver or amalgam dental fillings can be replaced with natural, tooth-colored composite restorations, while teeth whitening can improve the color of stained or dulled teeth.

A well-shaped smile comprised of bright, white teeth lends to a youthful appearance.

Alignment and Spacing:

Teeth that are crooked, overlapping or have gaps between them can be aligned through orthodontics or Invisalign and improved with veneers

Missing Teeth:

One or more missing teeth can negatively affect the appearance of your smile – as well as affect your bite and increase your risk for tooth decay – making replacement an integral part of oral health and facial esthetics.

Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, bridges or partial dentures.

Harmony and Balance:

Uneven, chipped and cracked teeth can be cosmetically bonded for an improved appearance, and a gummy smile can be re-contoured to help improve the overall look of the smile

There are several attributes of your teeth and smile that your cosmetic dentist will evaluate with you when planning your makeover. These include:

Tooth Length:

Long teeth lend a youthful appearance. A gummy smile also can make teeth appear shorter.

If you have a gummy smile, your cosmetic dentist may provide treatment to modify the gum line and lengthen the appearance of the teeth using lasers.

Teeth lengthening may also impact your overall facial appearance. For example, long, square teeth on a round-faced individual can provide a slimming effect.

Smile Line:

The smile line is an imaginary line that follows the edges of your upper teeth from side to side, which ideally should be the same as the curve of your lower lip when you smile.

Tooth Texture and Characterization:

An artistic dentist can characterize your crowns or veneers to create a more feminine or a more masculine appearance, in addition to matching the look and feel of natural teeth or those you’ve seen in photographs.

Maintaining Your Results

Cosmetic dentistry procedures require regular oral hygiene care and may require maintenance over time. For example, teeth whitening must be repeated on occasion in order to maintain brightness

Porcelain veneers may chip or break off and need replacement.

Permanent composite bonding may stain and require enhancement or replacement.

Dental crowns typically require replacement after 10 to 15 years.

Gummy smile improvements may also require enhancement over time

Brush two-to-three times each day for maximum effectiveness.

Flossing is a key factor in removing debris and plaque from the teeth, and actually increases the lifespan of restorations and helps prevent tooth decay