A smile makeover is improving the appearance of a smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as Quick Straight Teeth see through braces, composite bonding, dental veneers and dental implants.
The cost can vary between as little as a few hundred pounds up to thousands of pounds. Generally, for example, having eight upper front teeth veneered in composite material and having the teeth whitened might cost between £1,500 and £3,000.
Do you need a smile makeover?
Every set of teeth is different, so there are varying degrees of dental work necessary for each individual smile.
Who could benefit from a smile makeover?
How are your teeth aligned? Are they crooked or are some set back from the rest of your teeth? Do you have gaps between teeth that didn’t fill in when you were younger? Good alignment means having teeth that are straight and evenly in line with each other.
Missing teeth and chipped teeth can be embarrassing, especially if they’re your front teeth. Chips can also leave your teeth more vulnerable to substances from food/drink acids which can lead to break down and pain in the root and cavities.
Missing teeth can cause the other teeth on your mouth to move, which leads to misalignment. If you’re missing a tooth, it can eventually affect your bite, known as a misaligned bite. It might not be an issue to begin with but over time it can cause headaches, cracked teeth and jaw pain.
The colour of our teeth is one of the most obvious smile issues. This is one of the easiest things to fix, depending on what kind of stains you have. Speak to your dentist about Boutique Whitening treatment and whether it will work for you.
The size of your teeth can make a difference to your smile, too. Are your teeth proportioned to the size of your mouth? Or are they different sizes? Are they abnormally small or long? These issues can make the mouth look lopsided and this affects your smile.
It is rare for somebody to avoid all of these smile issues. A smile makeover is a way to invest in yourself. A smile lets people know if you’re happy or sad. It seriously improves your self esteem and is a huge investment. You can improve your smile by whitening, brightening, replacing and straightening your teeth.
Ways to makeover a smile?
You may not have all the issues mentioned above, but whatever your needs are your dentist will advise you of the best, cost effective way to a smile makeover.
Boutique Whitening can only be prescribed by dentists, it uses a stronger, safe and effective gel for either day or night and a custom fit tray to gently whiten your teeth. A good tip is to discuss a shade you are comfortable with. You don’t want to go too white.
Cosmetic bonding creates a firm bond with your tooth, which makes it stable and safe. It uses a super strong resin to create and shape teeth.
Quick Straight Teeth uses nearly invisible specialised trays to align your teeth. They’re much more discreet than bulky, wire braces.
Dental veneers can correct almost any tooth problem. Veneers are also custom made for your teeth. The dentist makes a very strong, thin porcelain layer over your existing tooth. Like other methods, veneers are custom-made for your teeth.
Dentists can give you dental implants by placing a titanium post in the jaw where the root of the missing tooth was. On top of the post they add a custom-made crown. These are especially secure and the best solution if you have more than one missing tooth.
Invest in yourself and boost your confidence. Speak to your dentist today to find out how to make over your smile.