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at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent
The improvement of the appearance of a person’s smile may sometimes need more than one cosmetic procedure by a Kent dentist; this is because more than aspect of the person’s facial appearance or smile may need to be improved, in order to achieve the end-result of a beautiful smile.
The combination of various cosmetic dentistry procedures will have the goal of producing the kind of smile that the patient will be proud to flash anytime he or she wants to do so.
What is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is a treatment plan used in cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of a person’s smile. The smile makeover is usually composed of a few cosmetic dentistry procedures that will address every aspect of a person’s smile, in order to achieve the end-result of a beautiful smile.
Concerns Addressed with a Smile Makeover
Teeth Discolourations – A smile makeover can improve the appearance of teeth that have been made unsightly by stains or discolourations. A cosmetic dentistry teeth whitening procedure by a dentist in Kent can address the issue of stained or discoloured teeth, as a part of the whole smile makeover treatment plan; the teeth whitening will bring about a significant improvement to the appearance of a person’s smile. In cases when the teeth discolourations or stains may not be removed successfully with teeth whitening treatments, dental veneers can be used to improve the teeth’s colour and overall appearance.
Crooked Teeth – A smile looks even brighter when the teeth are properly aligned, and are not crookedly arranged. A smile makeover may include the use of orthodontics or Invisalign clear braces to improve the alignment of teeth; orthodontics will gently move the crooked teeth into their desired position, so teeth will look properly aligned. Porcelain veneers may also be used by a Kent dentist to address the issues of crooked teeth, especially in cases when only one or a few teeth need to be adjusted in terms of their alignment.
Missing Teeth – It will be difficult for a person to smile confidently with missing teeth concerns. The cosmetic dentistry procedures in a smile makeover can address not only the improvement of the form caused by missing teeth, but can also bring improvements to the overall function. A Kent dentist can replace the form and function of missing teeth with dental implants, dentures, dental crowns, or dental bridges.
Gaps between Teeth – Unsightly spaces or gaps between teeth can make a smile look incomplete, or at the very least – less attractive. These spaces and gaps can be remedied with a smile makeover, by using porcelain veneers; the dental veneers can quickly bridge the gaps between teeth, especially if the spaces are not that big to begin with. Orthodontics or Invisalign clear braces can effectively move teeth to their desired alignment, so that bigger spaces can be bridged – eliminating the unsightly gaps between teeth.
Chipped or Broken Teeth – Teeth that are chipped or broken can lessen the attractiveness of a smile, but these concerns can be remedied with a smile makeover. The cosmetic dentistry procedures that can repair damaged, chipped, or broken teeth include cosmetic bonding, porcelain dental veneers, or dental crowns.
Worn Teeth – Teeth can appear smaller or misshapen when tooth erosion occurs; this results to a smile featuring teeth that are abnormally small, or with sizes that vastly differ from the surrounding teeth. Porcelain veneers can be done as part of the smile makeover treatment to rebuild the structures of worn teeth – and make them appear normal sized once again.
Gummy Smile – A gummy smile is the result when too much of a person’s gum areas can be seen every time the person smiles or opens his or her mouth. The gummy smile makes the teeth look like they are abnormally small, and can adversely affect the harmonious balance of the smile’s aspects. Gum contouring or re-shaping with the use of laser can be done to adjust the shape of the gums, so the teeth take on a more natural appearance – and the smiles are not gummy anymore.
Wrinkles or Deep Lines around the Mouth – Deep lines and wrinkles that form around the mouth are signs of ageing, and can be natural or premature. The deep lines and furrows are sometimes visible even when the face is at rest (even when the mouth is not moving or smiling), and can make a person look much older than his or her actual age. A smile makeover treatment plan can include dermal fillers to address the wrinkles or deep lines and furrows around the mouth; the dermal fillers can bring back elasticity and fullness to the areas where deep lines and furrows were previously located – and can make a person look more youthful again.