When Should You Consider a Smile Makeover?

Posted on: August 8, 2019

A smile makeover involves one or more dental procedures used to fix a patient’s smile. The most common procedures dentists use to perform smile makeovers include teeth whitening, composite resin bonds, dental veneers, dental crowns and partial dentures. These procedures help to improve the appearance of the patient’s smile and also boost their self-confidence.

Do you think you need a smile makeover?

Getting a smile makeover is a personal choice that one has to make if they do not like the appearance of their smile or if they think their smile could use a little improvement. For those who are not sure about which flaws can be fixed with a smile makeover, this list can help them determine the need to get one.

Yellow or stained teeth

People who have yellow or stained teeth have a hard time smiling in public because they are embarrassed by the appearance of their teeth and do not want to be ridiculed. Fortunately, this is something that can be fixed with a smile makeover in one quick visit to the dentist, who will remove the stains and restore the teeth to their original whiteness using a concentrated bleaching gel that is applied to the surface of the teeth.

Chipped or broken teeth

This is another problem people get smile makeovers to fix. Patients have a few options to choose from when it comes to fixing broken or chipped teeth. Dental veneers are commonly used to fix this problem because the veneers, which are bonded to the surface of the teeth, can be color matched to the patient’s natural teeth, giving them a natural look.

The problem can also be fixed with bonding, which requires the use of composite resin materials applied to the surface of the teeth and molded to appear natural. Dental crowns are also used to fix chipped or broken teeth and protect teeth from wear because they are fitted on top of the tooth and cemented in place to prevent infection and further damage to the tooth.

Trouble chewing or speaking properly

Having missing teeth makes it difficult to pronounce some words and can also make chewing difficult. The missing teeth can be replaced using dentures, dental bridges or dental implants. Dentures are not as durable as the other options and move around the mouth, which makes them less appealing to some people.

Bridges are more durable than dentures but they require having healthy teeth around the gap in the mouth to hold the artificial teeth in place. Implants are the closest to having natural teeth, but they require surgery, and the procedure cannot be performed on people who do not have healthy gums.

Gaps in the teeth

This is another problem that can be fixed with a smile makeover using composite resin bonding or dental veneers. The use of bonding or veneers will not close the gap between the teeth, but they can be used to hide the flaw and improve the appearance of the teeth.


These are just a few reasons why you should get a smile makeover. If you have other problems with the appearance of your teeth, ask your dentist if a smile makeover is right for you.

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