A smile can do wonders in not only enhancing one’s appearance but also by improving their self-esteem, acceptability amongst other human beings, relationships with close ones, enhancing their confidence and psychological strength. This is one of the reasons we spend so much time and effort in maintaining good oral hygiene.
Smile is the first impression we can impart to anybody. And when we smile, the most visible feature is the teeth. Our teeth can decide the impact of our smile. It is not a surprise as to why it is of utmost importance to ensure we have a good set of teeth, well-aligned, projecting confidence, and genuinity. However, not everybody is gifted with the best set of teeth. Sometimes, due to improper care is taken to maintain the health of the teeth or sheer misfortune, the teeth visible when we smile are not very pleasing. This causes us to withdraw and thus hinder us psychologically from involving in various activities that we would have dived into otherwise.
Smile Designing is that art-form practiced by expert dentists, at clinics like DENTX, to empower the patients by making requisite corrections and deliver the expected result by the patient.
Smile Designing simply put is the makeover of your smile using various simple procedures to change the appearance of your smile in a short period. It is a cosmetic procedure that corrects the flaws and creates natural-looking smiles. It is nothing less than a miracle as the expert dentists are equipped to modify your smile irrespective of the state of your existing teeth.
If you are shy or embarrassed by your smile, if you are looking for a change in the appearance of your smile, you can walk into a dental clinic like DENTX, who will be able to provide you the best patient experience. During the initial consultation, your concerns and desires are discussed in detail to understand what would be the best course of action to be taken to together arrive at the smile as per your desire.
To efficiently evaluate and arrive at a course of action to get you the best results, numerous photographs are taken, as many as required, in various angles and directions to get a good picture of the extent to which correction is required. The photographs are not only of the teeth but also evaluate the gum health and the overall facial aesthetics. Once evaluated, the dentist will design the process to correct one or several of the below deformities using various cosmetic procedures.
- Crooked Teeth
Well-aligned and straight teeth play an important role in a smile. However, most people have unevenly aligned teeth. Teeth that are twisted, overlapping, and crowded are categorized as crooked teeth.
Crooked teeth can be straightened by 2 methods. The dentist will suggest either braces or veneers depending on the extent of crookedness.
Braces are the most long-lasting and best methods used for a higher degree of misalignment. However, many patients hesitate due to the visibility of the braces. There are various options like transparent aligners that blend in with the tooth color.
Veneers are tooth-colored thin shells that are customized using materials like ceramic, porcelain, or composite resin. These are attached to the front part of the tooth ensuring that they fill up the gaps between the teeth, while also covering up the crookedness or poorly shaped teeth.
- Broken or Chipped Teeth
The dentist will suggest treatment options like porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, bonding, etc. depending on the extent of the damage the tooth has undergone.
Contouring of tooth enamel i.e., on the outer layer of the tooth, is done to reshape the tooth. This method is used to correct slight variations only thus improving the way your teeth look. Porcelain veneers are also another option used when the front part of the tooth is to be changed in appearance. In minor cases, tooth color fillings are used to replace the hollow space caused due to cavities.
In case the change required is more, then porcelain crowns are used as the best option. In this method, the outer part of the crown is replaced with a customized crown to get the best result.
- Missing Teeth
Due to negligence towards oral health or accident, one can lose a tooth or several teeth causing an imperfect smile. Missing teeth issue is solved using dental implants and bridges.
- Alignment and Spacing
The more than usual gap between the teeth can also cause functional problems. This gap is reduced using veneers, invisible braces, or composite resin bonding techniques.
- Gum issues
Many people face issues related to gums. The gums may be discolored or are a naturally darker color, rather than the usual pink gums. This is caused due to melanin pigmentation and can be resolved using lasers to reduce the pigmentation of the gums giving them a more natural pink look.
For a few patients, the teeth are covered too much by the gums. The disproportionate gum and teeth make the smile look less pleasing. Gum re-contouring is done to make the suitable changes and even out the gum line giving a much more aesthetic look.
- Tooth cleaning and whitening ensures a better appearance by removing plaque build-up and decoloring stained teeth.
These are just some of the common issues faced by patients. Further, depending on the individual’s oral health and expected results, the dentist will design the course of action.
Generally, smile designing takes about a week to complete. However, it could span over a couple of months depending on the severity of the deformities and the procedures to be undertaken to correct them.
Though time-consuming and the patient has to undergo a series of procedures, the advantages of having a smile makeover are worth the effort. It will leave you with improved oral health, better speech, and chewing functions, enhanced self-esteem, and project confidence.
Walk into DENTX and rest be assured that you will walk out with a satisfied smile, nothing less than a ‘Million-Dollar-Smile’.