Beautiful Smile, Unlimited Possibilities!
Do you think first impressions matter on a job Interview, first date, or business presentation? Of course, they do!
People who look well, happy and confident achieve at a higher rate than those who don’t. If you have ever felt intimidated about smiling, speaking, eating, a smile makeover at Ideal Smile will not only restore your facial cosmetic, it will add self-confidence, esteem, and success in all of your efforts.
What is a Smile Makeover?
Smile makeover or smile design is a cosmetic dental treatment or series of dental procedures, often performed on multiple teeth, to achieve a harmonious, beautiful look to the teeth and mouth.
How do I decide if I need a smile makeover?
Numerous dental concerns can be solved with a smile makeover:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- A “gummy” smile, uneven gum line
- Cracked, chipped, broken or uneven teeth
- Decayed and eroded teeth
- Spaces between teeth, overbite, open bite, cross bite, crooked teeth
- Missing teeth
How long does a smile makeover take?
The length of a smile makeover procedure depends on the patient’s health and the current condition of their teeth. It may be simple or extensive and the desired results may be achieved in few visits.
During your complimentary consultation with Dr. Aqib, your concerns and treatment options will be discussed. By the end of your visit, you will understand your treatment choices, its duration, and the cost.
Smile Makeover Options
The dental procedures that may be incorporated into smile design and makeover are broad. There is widespread belief that porcelain veneers and crowns are the only treatment option for all unsightly dental issues. Often patients go online looking for “porcelain veneers for gaps before and after photos” or for crooked teeth, and when they come to us, they are pleasantly surprised that they don’t have to file down their natural, healthy teeth to achieve a celebrity smile.
Smile Makeover for Gaps, Crooked Teeth, Overbite, Open Bite, Cross Bite
Crowns, Veneers, and Bridges used to be the only option for adults not willing to go through the embarrassment of wearing braces to fix any issues related to malocclusion. However, with the advancement of Invisalign, it has become the most conservative and reliable alternative. It is a lengthy process that may take last 6-12 months, but it is well worth the effort.
Ideal Smile has a high rate of Invisalign completion cases. You won’t need to worry about being transferred to another dentist to finish your case or ending up with wire braces.
Smile makeover for small teeth and gummy smile
If you have little teeth, you may have a gummy smile or your teeth may be small and out of proportion. A smile makeover to create larger teeth is easier than you might think at Ideal Smile by Dr. Aqib, top rated cosmetic dentist in california. A treatment option here may be a cosmetic gum reshaping to raise your gum line and porcelain veneers to increase the size of small teeth. It is a fast procedure that is completed in two to three visits.
Smile makeover for long teeth
Gum Grafting is strongly recommended for those who have experienced receding gums, where a part of your tooth’s root is exposed. A gum graft procedure can treat one or more areas of recession. Often teeth like this may be covered with a composite bonding, tooth-colored filling. However, this treatment is neither permanent nor aesthetic. The bonding material changes color as you drink and eat colored food and the long root is still there. Bonding eliminates the sensitivity that may be experienced when the root surface gets exposed. Gingival grafting treats the cause, the pathology and the cosmetic concerns with one easy predictable and long-lasting procedure.
Smile makeover for medication-induced stains
Some drugs may cause staining of the teeth and most medication-induced stains do not respond to traditional teeth whitening procedures. The likely smile makeover option here is porcelain veneers. They are made of tooth-colored ceramic and are placed on the front surfaces of your anterior teeth. Depending on the number of teeth restored, the patient may choose its shade.
Smile makeover for missing teeth
Dental Implants: These artificial teeth are often chosen as a solution because they look and feel like your natural teeth. Implants are titanium “ roots” that are gently inserted into the bone, an abutment (post) and crown are then affixed to the implant, and this missing tooth is restored. A restored implant becomes part of the patient’s body. It looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. Their durability is exceptional.
Smile Makeover with Crowns and Onlays
At Ideal Smile, we use porcelain ceramic crowns and onlays to resolve tooth issues such as chips, broken teeth, uneven edges, change the shape, color and size of teeth and restore missing teeth. We use the concept of “adhesive dentistry” to preserve as much of the original tooth as possible. Porcelain and EMAX restorations are the state of the art restorative material that we use to create the radiant, natural and translucent smile that we are all strive to achieve. Our laboratory technicians are masters in the art of dentistry with decades of experience. We use 3-D scans and photography to deliver the most amazing results.
Does having the dental technology make a difference in treatment?
The best smile design makeover practices at Ideal Smile have advanced technologies such, digital x-rays with the panoramic machine, intra-oral cameras, and 3-D scanners.
Having this technology is a good sign that the practice is dedicated to learning and implementing the latest treatment techniques.
Owning the top of the line equipment is an indication the dentists care for the patient’s comfort while providing the treatments and willing to invest in the technology despite its high cost.
Having appropriate diagnostic equipment like digital x-rays and the panoramic machine will ensure that you are getting a treatment that is medically safe and that no dental pathologies are overlooked.
Smile makeover side effects
Although there are minimal side effects associated with smile makeover treatments, some patients are at risk for gum tenderness and minor discomfort following the treatment. These unpleasant side effects can be combated with over-the-counter pain medicine. You should be able to return to work or your daily routine one day after the smile makeover treatment, or in some cases immediately.
What is the difference between Smile Design & Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
Smile makeover, smile design, full mouth rehabilitation, full mouth reconstruction – all these terms mean that the patient may require a significant amount of work to improve their smile. The difference between the two is that a smile makeover is a procedure that you elect to have performed while a full mouth rehabilitation is medically necessary due to severe dental or medical concerns.