Explore Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Smile makeovers involve a comprehensive assessment of your smile in order to improve its overall appearance. Typically one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, dental implants, composite bonding, sculpting and teeth whitening may be required for several teeth to achieve the look you want.
A smile makeover differs from full mouth reconstruction. A makeover is something that you choose to have performed, while a full mouth reconstruction is something that you need to have performed.
Factors to Consider For a Smile Makeover
There are many factors that come into play when considering a smile makeover. Your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth color and shape, gum tissue and lip structure are all part of your ideal smile.
An important question you must answer is: What is it that you like or dislike about your smile or your teeth? Some aspects of your smile that Dr. Kumar will discuss with you while designing your smile makeover include:
Tooth Color: Your natural tooth color and shading are important considerations during the evaluation of and preparation for various procedures. When considering the color of your teeth, keep in mind that dark or discolored teeth may suggest an aged mouth. Old silver or amalgam dental fillings can be replaced with natural, tooth-colored composite restorations. While teeth whitening can improve the color of stained or dulled teeth., including porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, composite bonding and dental implants.
A bright, white smile lends to a youthful appearance. The shade we select for teeth whitening and veneers will be carefully evaluated with special consideration given to the tone and color of your face and hair. As a cosmetic dentist Dr. Kumar is a skilled at finding the right balance between a brighter, whiter smile and maintaining your natural tooth color.
Alignment and Spacing: Teeth that are crooked, overlapping or have gaps between them can be straightened and aligned when necessary through orthodontics or improved with veneers.
Missing Teeth: One or more missing teeth can negatively affect the appearance of your smile – as well as affect your bite and increase your risk for tooth decay – making replacement an integral part of oral health and facial esthetics. Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, bridges or partial dentures.
Harmony and Balance: Uneven, chipped and cracked teeth can be cosmetically bonded for an improved appearance, and a gummy smile can be re-contoured to help improve the overall look of the smile. Fuller Lips, Smile and Cheeks: An unshapely or aging face can be improved or rejuvenated with certain procedures in the smile makeover category, including orthodontics and/or oral maxillofacial surgery.