What is a Smile Makeover? | Cosmetic Dentistry

smile transformationIf you’re one of the many people that are completely unhappy with your smile, and need more than one dental procedure or treatment to help improve your smile, a smile makeover may be the perfect choice for you!

A smile makeover is the process where the aim is to improve the overall appearance of the smile of a single person through a series of cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, tooth colored fillings and so on.

The smile make over process takes into consideration the patients overall facial appearance, including skin tone, color of the patients hair, gum tissue and even lips, to create their ideal smile. Also, taken into consideration are the aspects of the patient’s smile that they like or dislike.

What are the Benefits of a Smile Makeover?

Although the expenses that are involved in a series of cosmetic dentistry procedures are quiet pricey, to say the least, getting that perfect is worth it; for both aesthetic and health reasons. The following list includes the benefits of a smile makeover:

  • Increased Self-Esteem and Confidence- Increasing self-esteem and confidence are one of the main reasons that people are opting for smile makeovers in the first place. There is no shame in spending money to improve your smile, along with your self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Correct Bites- There are many cases, especially in orthodontics, braces and Invisalign aren’t just used for aesthetic reasons. Many times smile makeovers are done to correct a bite, which can also help improve or fix the function of a patients teeth and can even help prevent gum disease.
  • Jaw Atrophy Prevention– Patients with missing teeth are candidates for dental implants, which are great for prevent jaw atrophy, also known as jawbone deterioration. Dental implants also maintain a youthful and beautiful smile.
  • Lowered Risk of Tooth Decay and Cavities– When a patients teeth are chipped or broken, have excessive gaps in between teeth or cavities, it can all eventually lead to worsening dental problems. While cavity fillings are not a cosmetic dentistry procedure, having a tooth colored filling is more aesthetically pleasing. That and the use of porcelain crowns are made specifically to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth means patients no longer have to sacrifice aesthetics over function when it comes to preventing further dental complications.

Ranging from a simple teeth whitening, to the placing of dental implants and even a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures, a smile makeover may be something you can benefit from, both health-wise and aesthetically.

If you’re ready transform your pearly whites with a smile makeover, contact Barmby and Frick Prosthodontics at 925-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com to learn more about cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Barmby and Dr. Frick proudly accept patients from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Oakland, Rossmoor, Berkeley, and Martinez.