Smile Makeover: Own Your Best Smile

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2022-09-03 05:30 AM | By Tamira Scientific Committee
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Smile Makeover

Your smile is an asset. It not only enhances your physical appearance but also positively impacts your emotional wellbeing. A pleasant smile can uplift not only your spirits but that of those around you too. Crooked, broken or protruding tooth can hinder one’s confidence to smile. It could limit them from being happy, confident and thriving. If you are someone hesitating to smile because of dental concerns – a smile makeover treatment could be the answer. It can fix all your issues and help you smile back with pride.

Most people think of veneers or dental implants when it comes to smile correction. It can involve a range of procedures that can fix dental problems and help you regain the confidence in your smile. Take a look at how smile correction treatments can bring back your confidence.

Dental issues that are corrected with smile correction treatment

Smile makeover treatment can resolve a range of dental concerns. Most of which include

  • Replacing chipped, crooked or broken tooth
  • Correcting gaps between the teeth
  • Whitening discoloured or stained teeth
  • Implants for missing teeth
  • Fixing gaps between teeth
  • Reducing the exposure of gum
  • Narrow smile

Types of procedures included in a smile correction treatment

Patients must clearly understand a smile makeover treatment before going ahead with one. A smile correction procedure is not a single procedure but involves a series of procedures that aims at getting the perfect smile. After a thorough examination by the dentist and based on the requirements of the patient, a series of procedures will be suggested. These procedures would be completed in multiple sessions over a period of time. The doctor would be able to give the patient a picture of the makeover that one would receive before the treatment. It is completely upto the patient to go ahead with the procedures. Depending on the patient’s needs, budget and comfort, one could selectively choose what is to be covered in the smile makeover treatment.

  • Tooth Whitening

The enamel of the teeth could get stained and might appear yellowish with time. Individuals who have stains might want to whiten the teeth to bring in more confidence to their appearance and smile. A teeth whitening treatment would involve the dentist using a whitening gel and a high-power light to remove the stains. Tooth whitening works best for yellowish stains compared to grey or darker stains.

  • Dental Implants

A dental implant supports a dental crown, bridge or other forms of dental prosthetics. Implants help with fixing missing tooth.

  • Tooth Contouring

Tooth contouring is a procedure to reshape, resize or straighten your teeth. The procedure involves removing enamel and making changes to the teeth.

  • Veneers

Dental veneers are resin or porcelain materials used to put on the surface of the teeth to improve the overall appearance. Veneers also protect teeth from discoloration and damage. Narrow smile correction is possible with the use of dental veneers. They make the teeth appear even and more aligned and is the easiest solution to a narrow smile.

  • Dental Bridges and Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to fix broken tooth and are usually placed like a cap on the teeth. Dental bridges act like a false tooth since they are used to replace a missing tooth.

  • Dental Inlays and Outlays

Dental inlays and outlays are used to treat any damage caused to the teeth. This would include fixing cavities, damage or decay on the teeth. While inlays work on narrow and hollow spaces of the teeth, an outlay would be used for border regions such as the cusps.

  • Dental Bonding

Bonding is a procedure used to fix gaps or broken teeth. A resin is applied to bond with the natural teeth to fix the dental concern.

Most people wonder if a smile correction treatment can be done without braces. Yes, this is possible with dental veneers, dental contouring and bonding. Depending on your personal dental concerns and needs, the dentist would recommend a few of the above procedures. These procedures will be included in the smile makeover treatment for you and the expected number of session and time taken for completion of the treatment will be decided.

Smile Makeover Surgery

A smile correction surgery goes beyond just solving dental concerns. It aims to provide an overall makeover to fix issues with the gum, lips and cheeks too. It will involve gum depigmentation, lip augmentation, cheek injections and more. A smile makeover surgery would cost INR 80k or more.

Bridal Smile Makeover

Bridal Smile Makeover aims at providing treatment specifically to brides who are looking at smile correction. A range of procedures teeth whitening, bonding, veneers are all included in the treatment. The dentist could go beyond the common set of procedures and help the bride smile her best. Most aesthetic clinics offer this as a part of their bridal makeover packages. One could explore options by consulting with an esthetician on how to enhance their smile and overall appearance.

Smile correction treatment cost in India

Smile makeover cost in India can range from 5000 to 90000 INR. Depending on the procedures chosen for the smile correction treatment, the final cost can be determined. Teeth whitening costs INR 5000 and above, dental implants would cost INR 35k and above, tooth reshaping can be done for INR 8000 and above. Depending on your needs and procedures included, the cost could be discussed with the dentist. Smile makeover cost in Chennai falls in the range INR 5K to 60k.

Most of the procedures under a smile makeover treatment would be completed without the need for a hospital stay. Dental and aesthetic procedures are not simple and hence require highly qualified and trained aestheticians. One must ensure they are visiting a qualified professional and a trustworthy cosmetic clinic for the treatment. It is also important to reveal all pre-existing medical issues to the doctor to understand if you are eligible for a smile makeover treatment.

Who should not consider a smile makeover?

Patients with the below medical conditions should consult a doctor and take approval before undergoing a smile makeover procedure. 

  • Gum diseases
  • Heart diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Skin disorders
  • Blood disorders

How to prepare for a smile makeover treatment

Patients must ensure that they do not take blood thinners or related medications at least for one week before the treatment. Good sleep, rest and care are important factors needed to have a smooth treatment and recovery.

Patients must follow appropriate care after the treatment as well. Individuals must ensure that they take medications, stay hydrated and get enough rest following the procedure. It is best advised to avoid chewing hard food items and too hot fluids.

The results of a smile makeover treatment could last for a lifetime if proper dental care is taken. Regular brushing, flossing and usage of a mild toothpaste can help the results stay longer. It is also advised to avoid brushing aggressively. Maintaining good gum health is also important for keeping the teeth healthy. Regular follow-up visits with the doctor can help in fixing any issues and maintaining the results well.

Smile correction before and after

Should you consider a smile makeover treatment?

If you are someone looking at fixing a dental concern such as crooked teeth or discolouration, you could consider a smile makeover treatment as well. Patients could get a complete new look and smile with this holistic approach. One could fix all concerns in one go and have the results of it stay for a lifetime. If need be, you could also combine it with procedures related to lip or gum and get a stunning new smile. What is extremely important is to find the right dentist who could assess your needs and curate a treatment plan just for you. With the right set of treatments, one could achieve their desired smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does a complete smile makeover cost?

Smile makeover treatment costs can vary hugely depending on the type of procedures included. In India, smile makeover costs between INR 5000 to 90000.

  1. What is smile correction treatment?

Smile correction treatment is a set of dental procedures done to enhance one’s smile and appearance. Veneers, implants, crowns, caps, dentures, fillings and braces could all be a part of smile makeover treatment.

  1. How can I fix my smile without veneers?

One could choose various alternatives to veneers, some being, braces, resin bonding or contouring.

  1. How can I fix my smile shape?

The shape and appeal of your smile can be fixed with dental procedures that involve whitening or straightening of the teeth, reducing the gap between teeth, reduction of gummy teeth and more.

  1. How much does it cost to fix your smile?

Most smile makeover treatment cost on an average INR 15k to 25k.

  1. Can any Smile Be Fixed?

Dental cosmetics is advanced to cater to any type of teeth issues. So any smile can be fixed. Depending on the patient’s needs, the dentist would choose the right set of procedures and a treatment plan.

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