Ever had a traditional makeover? Are you conscious about your smile? What about having a makeover for your teeth?
In this FAQ, queries about dental makeovers are answered, helping you to determine whether they are worth looking into. Enjoy!
What are dental makeovers?
In short, smile makeovers in Glasgow (or dental makeovers) are procedures in which the aesthetic appeal of your teeth is improved using whitening treatments, veneers, implants, and other cosmetic techniques.
They vary greatly based on the desired result and can have a dramatic impact on your confidence and the health of your smile.
Are they purely cosmetic?
If you have misaligned teeth, there are many health advantages to having them straightened, including better chewing, less pressure on the jaw, and a decrease in the number of headaches.
If you are having veneers fitted, they can help with the decrease in dental sensitivity, as they cover the microscopic holes that are often responsible for sensitive teeth.
In relation to other aspects of dental makeovers, like composite fillings, the likelihood of the filling or crown becoming loose is greatly reduced. This is because amalgam fillings respond to hot and cold temperatures, and as such, they shrink and expand, causing the surrounding tooth to crack.
Composite fillings to do not, and thus, they last longer on average while also being visually discreet.
Do they last long?
How long a dental makeover will last depends purely on the procedures that went into it.
For instance, if a key part of your makeover was veneering, then, with the correct aftercare, you can expect the makeover to last up to or over 15 years.
If you are having oral implants as part of your makeover, then you can expect the makeover to last up to or over 20 years. But, as is the way with these procedures, the lifespans can vary greatly based on your general health and your dedication to dental care.
So, yes, oral makeovers do last long, but you have to put the work in too!
Are they expensive?
Once again, this depends on what is included in the makeover.
For instance, if your makeover is based on a quick whitening session and an aligner, then that will undoubtedly cost less than a makeover that involves veneers, implants, aligners, and whitening!
As makeovers are very personalized, it is hard to estimate how much your dental makeover would cost without first meeting with a cosmetic dentist and discussing your aesthetic goals.
Who can have them?
Most people who have good oral health, good general health, and are over the age of 18 years are suitable for a dental makeover.
However, if part of your makeover is going to include more invasive procedures, such as dental implants, then you may be unsuitable for this aspect based on the thickness of your jawbone, any blood-thinning disorders you may have, and bone issues such as osteoporosis.
It is also important to note that any issues that may be underlying, such as decay or gum disease, will need to be treated before you engage in a dental makeover.
If you would like more advice on your suitability for an oral makeover, contact your nearest cosmetic dental team today.
One option for treating macrodontia is a cosmetic procedure called teeth shaving, which is also often called re-contouring. This involves a device that will sand the tooth and reduce its size. The result is a slightly smaller tooth that may improve visual appearance. Shaving is often used for the side or canine teeth.