Everyone wants a stellar smile. Unless you’ve won the genetic lotto and also looked after your teeth your whole life, you may need some cosmetic assistance at some point.
A smile transformation is a broad term for the process of improving the appearance of your smile. A smile transformation can be achieved through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures including:
Elements of a smile transformation
Before making a consultation with your dentist, it’s important to ask yourself what you like and dislike about your smile. This will help guide your conversation with your dentist so that they can create the right plan for your smile transformation.
A smile transformation can address the following concerns:
Over time, your teeth can become dull, discoloured, or stained. And not just from eating certain foods, drinking beverages such as coffee or red wine, or smoking. Age-related structural changes in our teeth can cause colour changes. Teeth whitening can lighten the colour of your teeth, enhance your smile, and restore confidence in your appearance.
Cosmetic dentists are skilled at finding the right balance between providing you with a brighter, whiter smile and a natural tooth colour. The shade that your dentist selects for your teeth whitening and veneers will be evaluated with your skin and hair colour in mind.
Alignment and spacing
Teeth that are crooked, overlapping or have gaps between them can be straightened and aligned with Invisalign and improved with veneers.
Invisalign aligners are customised for you. The aligners fit tightly over your teeth and apply pressure to gently move your teeth. Your dentist monitors your progress and, as your teeth begin to move, they fit your next set of aligners to gradually guide your teeth into their desired position.
Dental veneers are thin coverings made from composite resin or porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of teeth. Unlike dental implants and crowns, they do not replace teeth or parts of teeth, but they improve the overall appearance of teeth that are uneven, chipped or worn down.
One or more missing teeth can negatively affect the appearance of your smile, your confidence, and change your bite and teeth placement. This can also lead to more dental issues down the track. Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, bridges or partial dentures. Your dentist will recommend the treatment plan that’s best for your condition.
Some of the elements that your dentist will take into consideration include your facial structure and overall appearance, including facial colouring, lips, gum tissue, and teeth colour, width, length, and shape.
Talk to a Central Coast cosmetic dentist
Gosford Family Dentists are specialists in cosmetic dentistry procedures. They can help transform your smile and help you to feel confident and comfortable. Contact us today for an initial smile makeover consultation.