A smile makeover can be achieved in various ways, depending on what the patient requires. These include
a. Tooth colour: Despite having perfectly aligned teeth, stains and discolouration often cause distraction. Your dentist can perform in-office bleaching or teeth whitening, and he/she can pick out a shade of colour, which best matches, your skin complexion. Tooth color and shade is an important consideration for a smile makeover procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and composite bonding.
b. Face shape: With aging, wearing down or loss of teeth takes place, which can alter your face shape as well—making you look older. A cosmetic dentist may recommend either orthodontic treatment or oral maxillofacial surgery to fill out your cheeks and face, reviving a more youthful look. This is a part of smile makeover procedures.
c. Missing teeth: Missing teeth or gaps between teeth is not only a hazard to your oral health, but also takes away from the attractiveness of it. As part of the treatment plan to redesign your smile, your dentist will suggest various treatment measures for you to choose from. These may include orthodontic treatment, dental implants, crowns and/or bridges.
d. Alignment: Severely misaligned smiles are best treated by orthodontics, keeping in mind the best treatment results, and health of the teeth. When a smile is severely misaligned, the course of treatment is to re-align all the teeth. Minor misalignments can be treated with composite restorations or veneers, but these need to be done with caution.