There is nothing more beautiful than a dazzling smile. But, misaligned or crooked teeth should not stop you from putting your best smile forward. Keep reading to find out how you can improve the aesthetics and function of your teeth and get the smile of your dreams with smile design.
What Is Smile Design?
Smile design combines a variety of cosmetic dentistry techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth and achieve the symmetrical and flattering smile you’ve always wanted. A smile makeover can include:
- Whitening Your Teeth
- Helping You Achieve a Better Gum-to-Teeth Ratio
- Reshaping the Front Teeth to Be the Same Size and Width
- Straightening or Balancing the Alignment of Your Teeth
- Fixing or Replacing Chipped, Uneven, or Missing Teeth
- Strengthening Teeth and Dental Function
- Matching Your Smile to the Curve of Your Lips
What Does Smile Design Include?
Most cosmetic dentists incorporate dental technologies such as imaging software, before and after photos, and dental composite bonding mockups to give you an idea of how your smile will change after the dental makeover. Adjustments can be made until you are satisfied with the look and function of your teeth.
Based on your age, gender, unique facial features, and personal goals, a cosmetic dentist will work with you to solve various cosmetic and dental issues. A customized smile makeover plan usually includes a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, dental crowns, veneers, lumineers, cosmetic bonding, and more. You should consult with your dentist to decide which treatments are the right option for you.
Teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States. It is also one of the most effective ways to brighten up your smile. The process is painless, can be done within an hour, and offers long-term results. Most patients opt for in-office teeth whitening procedures to provide the best results.
Veneers & Lumineers
If you have broken, chipped, crooked, or oddly-shaped teeth, veneers may be the right choice for you. Veneers are bonded to the teeth and offer long-lasting improvements to your smile. Each veneer is custom-shaped to help you achieve your desired tooth size and symmetry. They are also customized to match the existing tooth color.
Like veneers, lumineers also fix flawed teeth, but they are thinner and require less preparation.
Performed using a tooth-colored resin, dental bonding addresses minor imperfections in your teeth, including gaps between teeth, stains, and cracks. If you don’t have any dental complications that require further intervention, dental bonding is the perfect solution to improving your smile.
Dental crowns are tooth prosthetics used to fix damaged teeth. They make your smile look prettier, and your teeth function better. The crown is usually customized to match the shape and color of your existing teeth, giving your smile a neat appearance. They can also add length to your teeth.
Additionally, as they are made of durable ceramic material, they last longer than veneers and are more resistant to damage.
Are you unhappy with your smile? Contact us! Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Nelly Soliman Wahba Family Dentistry. We will find the right smile design option for you, so you smile confidently and beautifully.