Smile Makeovers and Smile Designs in Highland Park / University Park
Smile makeovers and smile designs are cosmetic dentistry procedures that can enhance or change your image. The right smile can make you look younger, friendlier, sexier, more sophisticated or refined. At the office of Dr. Ted Smith, we have the experience and the skills to help you find the perfect look for your new smile. We assess your facial structure, skin tone, hair color, teeth: color, width, length and shape, gum tissue and lips to customize your smile makeover to perfectly fit your appearance.
Cosmetic Procedures Used in a Smile Makeover:
Types of Smiles
The Sexy Smile
This smile design is characterized by a variation of lengths of the teeth and long central incisors that significantly extend past the lateral incisors. Long central incisors are associated with youthfulness and a sexy appearance. This smile often draws attention to the center of the face, emphasizing both the nose and the chin, and showcasing prominent and appealing lips that will charm and captivate those around you.
The Sophisticated Smile
Characterized by a straight, horizontal line of teeth, and teeth of even lengths, this smile design suggests a high level of intelligence and maturity. It emphasizes the width of the lower face, and will compliment patients with long necks and defined jaw lines. This smile design will create a chic, classy and refined appearance that will make enviable to those around you.
The Sporty Smile
A combination between the sophisticated and the sexy smile, this smile design has central incisors that are slightly longer than the laterals. This smile conveys a more casual and informal look, as well as expresses warmth.
While these smile designs can provide the basis for your smile makeover, Dr. Smith will communicate with you to fully customize your new image. During your initial visit, Dr. Smith will explain and clarify the principles of smile designs more fully, and fabricate a wax-up model allowing you to see a 3-D image of your future smile.
Whether you want to look alluring, chic, or relaxed—Dr. Ted Smith can help you achieve your ideal image with a smile makeover.
Important Factors to Consider when Planning for a Smile Makeover
White teeth can subtract years from your age and rejuvenate your face, however, it is important to pick a color that compliments your skin tone, as well as looks natural. When discussing your smile makeover, we will find the perfect tooth color for you.
Alignment and Spacing
To achieve a perfect smile, we must correct any crooked or overlapping teeth and close any gaps. This can be accomplished through the use of Invisalign, orthodontics or other alternative treatment. The majority of the time, cosmetic crowns alone can correct these issues.
Most people do not understand the issues that result from missing teeth — even if these missing teeth are not obvious when you smile. Missing teeth can negatively affect your bite and increase the likelihood of tooth decay. They can also cause sagging in the skin tissue around your mouth, emphasize wrinkles, and cause your lips to look thin and limp. Dental implants, bridges, or dentures can be used to correct these issues.
If your teeth are uneven, chipped, or cracked, your smile will be negatively affected. During a smile makeover, these issues will be addressed with the bonding, crowns or veneers. Furthermore, your gum line will be assessed to make sure that there is not too much gum tissue covering the enamel of your teeth or too little gum tissue. These issues can take away from your overall appearance and cause you to look older, but can easily be fixed.
Over time, our teeth wear down and shorten. By lengthening the teeth, you will look younger and your face may look slimmer and more define.
An attractive smile usually features two central front teeth that are dominant and have a specific width-to-length ratio. This ratio determines the length and width of the other teeth. Dr. Ted Smith will ensure that your teeth are beautifully proportional and create a balanced smile line.
The smile line is the line of your upper teeth from each corner. This line should have the same curvature as your lower lip when you smile. Dr. Ted Smith will use your smile line as a reference when determining the new length of your teeth.
Dr. Ted Smith will combine his artistic abilities and his extensive dental knowledge to create a smile that perfectly suits you and your desires. Using technical Cosmetic Dental procedures and artistic abilities create smiles that suggest certain characteristics, such as sexiness, sophistication, and friendliness. Choose the characteristics you want you smile to communicate with others!