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.
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
Crooked, crowded or spacing between teeth can be corrected by using Braces, Aligners or Veneers.
Missing teeth can be replaced by using Bridges, Implants or other Removable Prosthesis.
Procedures involved in Smile Makeover
The procedures involved in smile makeover can be mix of
Veneers are thin tooth colored custom made shells that are fixed on the labial surface of teeth to change
their color, shape, and size. These improve the appearance of front teeth.
Crowns are also tooth-colored custom made shells but they cover the full surface of the tooth. They also
make the tooth stronger.
Teeth whitening is a process of removing stains from the tooth surface and restoring the natural color of the
teeth. Whitening is a one-time procedure performed by a dentist. It is amongst the most common and widely
adopted cosmetic procedure.
Permanently attaching a tooth-colored material (composite) onto the tooth is called composite bonding.
This can be Direct or Indirect. Direct composite bonding can be used by dentists on the chair to do fillings,
repair fractured edges and close gaps. Indirect bonding is usually done in the lab.
Dental Implants are root-like titanium screws which are surgically placed in the jaw bone for replacement
of missing teeth. It greatly increases the self-esteem of the patient as it closely simulates the natural
tooth. It does not cause any speech difficulty and has high acceptability.
Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening teeth to make them look more esthetic and improve function.
The treatment can be done by Braces and Aligners (Invisible Braces). There are tooth-colored braces, metal
braces, and lingual braces. The treatment usually takes 12-18 months to complete but is more stable and long
lasting as it preserves the natural integrity of teeth.
Why should one opt for getting Smile Makeover
Smile Makeover is a boon in dentistry as it makes the patient look more esthetically acceptable in society.
It remarkably increases the self-confidence and self-esteem in patients. It also contributes to better
function helping patients to lead a more comfortable lifestyle.