WHAT IS A SMILE TRANSFORMATION?
Studies show that 25% of Americans say if they could change one single facial feature that would boost their self-esteem, it would be their smile or teeth.
A smile transformation or makeover is the process of improving the appearance of the smile and/or restoring proper function through one or more dental procedures.
MORE THAN JUST CLEANING
Do you ever look at your teeth in the mirror or see pictures of yourself and wish you had a better smile? You brush, you floss, you see the dentist twice a year. But sometimes even taking the best possible care of your teeth doesn’t always guarantee a beautiful smile – just clean teeth. There can be numerous issues that prevent you from getting the smile of your dreams: mismatched, misshapen, misaligned or missing teeth, just to name a few. Regardless of the cause, clean, healthy teeth and gums are just the beginning in your smile transformation journey. Esthetics begins with health.
MORE THAN JUST TEETH
Dental esthetics involves more than your pearly whites. The position of the teeth and the way they relate to your facial features play a huge role in developing a harmonious smile. True esthetics is always planned with the face in mind. Prosthodontists are trained to perform detailed dentofacial analyses in addition to regular cosmetic dentistry procedures. This ensures that you have a custom smile designed just for you, while taking your unique esthetic needs into consideration.
MORE THAN JUST A SMILE
Having a beautiful smile is not the end! Just as a smile transformation begins with good dental health, it ends with optimal function. Teeth are crucial part of our daily lives; whether it is for enjoying our favorite meals, helping our digestive systems get us the nutrition we need, socializing with friends and loved ones, or even winning someone over when meeting them for the first time. A good smile transformation leaves you with teeth that are beautiful, strong and functional so you can confidently focus on pursuing your goals in life.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY SMILE TRANSFORMATION?
There are numerous options available for your smile makeover. Discolored teeth may be managed with simple, non-invasive teeth-whitening. Gummy smiles may be corrected with esthetic gum recontouring to achieve more pleasing proportions. Misshapen teeth may be fixed by layering over them with thin porcelain veneers. A more extensive rehabilitation may involve multiple implants and crowns to meet both your functional and esthetic needs. It is important to know there is no one-size-fits-all approach in dentistry.
Diagnosing your exact problem and understanding the underlying causes is a big part of Dr. Tan’s job. From there, he will sit and speak with you about your desires, your needs, and your expectations in both the long and short term. He will give you several options, before empowering you to make the final decision on the treatment plan that’s just right for you.
CHIPPED, CRACKED, MIS-SHAPED TEETH: OPTIONS
Please note that this information is meant to provide you with an idea of what a smile transformation is and what it entails. There may be many more pros and cons associated with each treatment, particularly when considering your unique situation. It is important to have a proper examination and diagnosis before you commit to any treatment. If you have considered a dental makeover, our office offers complimentary consultation. Feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tan if you want to know more about smile transformations!