Reality TV has made a living on makeovers: home, job, body, wardrobe, restaurant, you name it. And, while we like to watch the Real Housewives of New Jersey as much as anyone, at Gentle Dental the only makeover we really care about involves your smile.
Are there things that you hate about your smile? Every morning as you’re getting ready for work, there they are. Or, over the past year of COVID madness, there they were staring back at you from the corner of your screen on your Zoom meeting! Well, what if you gave your smile a mulligan of sorts? What if you gave it a smile makeover from the team at Gentle Dental?
A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic procedures: dental veneers, composite bonding, tooth implants, and whitening.
So, what’s the difference between a smile makeover and a full-mouth reconstruction? You choose to have a smile makeover for aesthetic reasons. You need to have full-mouth reconstruction.
Things that we consider for a smile makeover
At Gentle Dental, we take many things into consideration when planning a smile makeover — your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (of course!), gum tissue, and lips. We then customize your makeover to what you need. Here are the areas we address.
- Tooth color — Your teeth may be badly stained or very dull. You may want to mask silver or amalgam fillings. Your tooth whiteness should balance the tones of your face.
- Alignment and spacing — Your teeth may be crooked, overlapping, or have gaps.
- Balance — Uneven, chipped, or cracked teeth can be bonded to provide balance. A gummy smile can be re-contoured.
- Fuller Cheeks, Lips, and Smile — An aging face can be rejuvenated with orthodontics or maxillofacial surgery.
- Tooth length — Long teeth connote youth, and aging wears down the teeth. A gummy smile makes your teeth appear shorter, as well.
- Smile line — Your smile line is an imaginary line that follows the edges of your upper teeth from side to side. This line should mirror the curve of your lower lip when you smile.
- Tooth proportions — Your teeth should be proportional with each other. Most pleasing smiles present the two central front teeth as dominant and have a width-to length ratio of 4 to 5.
These are the areas we consider when planning your smile makeover at Gentle Dental. If you’re unhappy with your smile, let’s do something about it! Call us at (732) 549-5660 and be happy to see yourself on Zoom!