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What is a Smile Makeover?

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If you are like many people, you are not completely happy with your smile. You might want to repair broken teeth, fix the gaps between your teeth, or get rid of stains and discolouration. A smile makeover, or cosmetic dentistry, can help you with this and much mover. A smile makeover is a way to improve your smile with multiple treatments. This includes a combination of restorative and cosmetic treatments. Here are some things included in the smile makeover.

Restorative Treatments Included

The first step to a smile makeover is usually to improve the health and function of your teeth and gums. Therefore, a cleaning and repairing your current teeth is going to the first stage. If you have missing teeth, this might include getting dental implants or bridges. If you have cracked teeth, you may need to get crowns to cover those teeth. Deep cleanings are often done during the restoration stage, as well as any necessary root canals, extractions, or gum procedures.

Ways to Improve Misalignment

Once you have improved the health of your teeth with restorative treatments, you can then think about orthodontic treatments or the equivalent. This is for people who have misaligned teeth, overbites or underbites, or gaps between their teeth. If you don't mind the longer treatment time and the look of them, you can get traditional braces, or go for less conspicuous orthodontic treatment like lingual braces or invisible teeth aligners like Invisalign. For minor issues, you can cover up small gaps and misalignment with dental veneers. Orthodontic treatment does take a little longer, but it should be done before you get to the final stage of cosmetic treatments during your smile makeover.

Improving the Look of Your Teeth

Lastly, there is the cosmetic treatment phase of smile makeovers. This is when you get to improve the overall look, size, and shape of your teeth. You might want tooth contouring, which is going to re-shape some of your teeth, such as with pointy teeth or long teeth. You can also get teeth whitening, or get either veneers or crowns to cover teeth that are stained or simply don't have an appealing appearance. Crowns are good when your teeth are at risk of cracking or breaking, plus you also want to improve their appearance. Veneers are only going to cover the front of the tooth, so they are cosmetic only.

Talk to your dentist if you are interested in learning more about smile makeovers.