A smile makeover is a comprehensive process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, composite bonding, dental implants, gingival sculpturing and teeth whitening.
Typically one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures will be required for several teeth in both the upper and lower arches in order to achieve the look you want.
A smile makeover takes into consideration your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips to develop your ideal smile. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.
The smile line is an imaginary line that follows the edges of your upper teeth from side to side, which ideally should be the same as the curve of your lower lip when you smile.
Long teeth lend a youthful appearance. Aging produces wear and tear that often results in shorter teeth. A smile makeover treatment for shorter teeth may include reshaping and lengthening the two front central teeth with composite bonding or porcelain veneers.
Dr. Yi examines your teeth to determine if they are in correct proportion with each other. Most people recognize a pleasing smile as one in which the two central front teeth are dominant and have a width-to-length ratio of 4-to-5. This proportion guides the length and width of other teeth in the esthetic zone so that the smile line appears balanced.
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Old prosthesis with complete dentures on upper and lower jaws
New prosthesis with implant supported denture on lower and complete denture on upper