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A lot of people lack confidence when smiling or even having a
photo taken, and that they are concerned about the impact of
their smiles on first impressions, such as at job interviews,
business meetings or when meeting a romantic candidate. A smile
makeover is a dental, facial or cosmetic treatment that can
improve the condition, shape, slant or color of a patient's
teeth, the alignment of their jaw or tooth structure, the
replacement of missing teeth that deform the facial smile, or
helps patients improve the condition of their skin.
involved in a smile makeover?
Seeing our resident or cosmetic dentist to discuss your concerns
about your smile, face or teeth is a start. At the initial
examination, you will be given information and an evaluation of
how your smile can be improved. Once this examination has taken
place, you will know what aspects can be improved that will
impact your facial expression and smile.
Treatment options will be discussed with you and you can decide
whether or not to proceed with the procedure(s). For each
person, these may differ, and you will only know once your oral
and facial health has been assessed by our resident dentist.
There is nothing to lose in finding out about improvements to
your smile. Ultimately, you will learn more about yourself and
know what is needed for a more beautiful you.
What kinds of smile makeovers are there?
Smile makeovers vary according to the needs of each patient.
There are quite a few options available through our practice
which include: teeth whitening to brighten stained teeth;
Invisalign braces to straighten crooked teeth; porcelain veneers
to give your teeth their natural white shape and to repair
damaged teeth; cosmetic bonding or porcelain crowns to restore
chipped and broken teeth; dental implants or bridges to replace
missing teeth; dentures as substitute teeth; lumineers to treat
discolored teeth or gaps; orthodontics to align teeth structure;
laser gum contouring to remove excess gum that make your teeth
look small with a gummy smile; and derma fillers and botox can
be used to reduce wrinkles from aging or injury.
are involved in a smile makeover?
Depending on the type of smile makeover required, the procedures
involved can be cosmetic, dental or both. These procedures are
different for each kind of makeover: teeth whitening, porcelain
veneers, lumineers, lingual braces or orthodontics, laser gum
contouring, cosmetic bonding, porcelain crowns, dentures, dental
bridges, and dental implants.
Once you have been examined by our resident dentist, the
procedures will be discussed with you so that you have a full
understanding of why a specific procedure is necessary to uplift
your smile and give you a confident, glowing appearance.
Is a smile
For all treatments, our sympathetic resident dentist will
discuss the sensations that may be felt. In certain procedures,
local anesthetic is needed to numb the tooth and gum. All
treatments are delivered pain-free and with sensitivity to your
needs. Sometimes patients feel very anxious at the thought of
treatment to their mouth or face, so relaxation options are also
provided, such as relaxation therapy and sedatives.
How will I look
after my smile makeover?
Not only do smile makeover treatments rejuvenate your face and
expressions, but you also experience improved physical and
mental health from receiving dental health treatment and
cosmetics that build your self-esteem.
A beautiful smile is more than
It is the first impression we make
and the last we leave.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
The Effects of Missing Teeth
The effects of missing teeth can be detrimental to your long
term oral and medical health. Missing teeth are also recognized
associated with old age and can make you look older than you
Replacing missing teeth can dramatically improve your smile and
the shape of your face. This greatly enhances both your dental
health and self-esteem.
An Off-bite Relationship
Having gaps where teeth are missing affects the way the jaw
closes. The remaining teeth begin to tilt and drift into the
gaps. In addition, food can become trapped in these spaces,
increasing the risk of decay and gum disease. The tilting and
drifting can also cause problems for the opposing teeth. An
opposing tooth will begin to hyper erupt and begin to drift into
the open space of the missing tooth, causing the opposing
jaw-line to have bite relationship problems; thus beginning TMJ
problems (problems with the jaw joint).
As soon as a tooth is lost, either from gum disease or an
extraction, the supporting bone in the jaw begins to dissolve.
This process is called resorption. The longer a tooth is
missing, the greater the bone loss.
Over time, resorption of the jawbone has a considerable effect
on quality of life and on the possibility of replacing the
missing teeth. As teeth are lost it becomes more difficult to
eat and chew food. Studies have shown that 29 percent of denture
wearers eat only soft or mashed foods and 50 percent avoid many
foods altogether. And over time, more and more of the jaw bone
disintegrates until it becomes very difficult to place any
Benefits of Replacing a Tooth
A tooth should be replaced as soon as it is lost. This will
retain your oral health by preventing bone loss, reducing
movement of surrounding teeth and avoiding excess decay.
Teeth provide more functions than just the ability to chew. They
are necessary for the health of the gum and jaw tissues as well,
and a prolonged absence of a tooth will severely limit the
possibilities for restorations. Missing teeth may also affect
your confidence and well-being.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a
strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement
teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
What Are the Advantages and
Disadvantages of Dental Implants?
There are many advantages to dental implants, including:
• Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your
teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become
• Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can
the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants
allow you to speak without the worry that your teeth might slip.
• Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants
the discomfort of removable dentures.
• Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult.
implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your
foods with confidence and without pain.
• Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your
and help you feel better about yourself.
• Improved oral health. Dental implants don't require reducing
teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are
altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left
improving your long-term oral health. Individual implants also
easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
• Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many
good care, many implants last a lifetime.
• Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable.
implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing your
dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep your
dentures in place.
• How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Success rates vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are
placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up
With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
Replacing a Single Tooth with a Dental
you have lost a tooth due to an accident or from periodontal
disease, that one tooth can be replaced using a dental implant.
A dental implant is an excellent way of replacing a single tooth
without the disadvantages of a fixed bridge or removable
dentures. It is the ideal treatment for a missing tooth because
it does not affect your adjacent teeth. That means no grinding
or crowning of your natural teeth for bridges, and no clasps for
removable partial dentures.
Your teeth stimulate the surrounding bone with each bite. This
preserves the integrity of the bone. When a tooth is lost, the
bone is not stimulated and begins to shrink away. A dental
implant keeps this bone intact and can prevent both bone loss
and gum tissue shrinkage. In addition, because a dental implant
replaces the root structure, the jawbone is better preserved. A
dental implant is also much easier to clean as compared to a
bridge. And unlike a bridge, an implant can not be affected by
A dental implant looks and functions like a natural tooth, while
having several advantages over other types of tooth replacement.
If you are missing a single tooth, a dental implant is the most
natural looking way to replace it.
Teeth with Dental Implants
As we age, a greater effort is required in the maintenance of
our appearance. While we may force ourselves to a strict diet
and exercise, many times our teeth are forgotten. Teeth are
prone to deterioration after many years of use. They get worn
down, chipped/cracked, and eventually they can be lost due to
physical injury or prolonged tooth decay and deterioration.
Having many missing teeth is detrimental to the health and
replacing these teeth is very important.
Just as with one missing tooth, several missing teeth can be
aided with dental implants. Implant supported bridges are
permanently fixed in the mouth, unlike removable appliances.
Dental implants look and function like natural teeth without
needing the support of neighboring teeth. Because dental
implants replace the root of the natural tooth, they preserve
the jawbone and prevent bone deterioration. This preservation of
jawbone helps to keep both the bone and gum tissue from
collapsing, which may lead to an unattractive smile. In
addition, with a traditional bridge, cement can wash out from
underneath the bridge exposing the tooth, allowing cavities to
form. Dental implants do not get cavities, but brushing and
flossing are extremely important to maintain for healthy gums
and help in keeping plaque away from the bone and gum tissue.
Dentures will fit more securely and comfortably with an
overdenture implant. This will minimize any discomfort and
movement (slipping) that is common with normal dentures. Many
older adults are turning towards dental implant supported
dentures for their greater comfort and confidence with dentures.
Many people are often able to eat the foods they couldn’t with
their old dentures.
Multiple teeth implants are a great way to add confidence to
your smile with a truly snug fitting denture or getting rid of
that ill-fitting partial denture.
Implant brands we use
Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from
breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been
severely worn down
3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there
isn't a lot of tooth left
4. To hold a dental bridge in place
5. To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
6. To cover a dental implant
What Types of Crowns Are Available?
Permanent crowns can be made from all metal,
porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic.
1. Metals used in crowns include gold alloy, other alloys
(for example, palladium) or a base-metal alloy (for example,
nickel or chromium). Compared with other crown types, less tooth
structure needs to be removed with metal crowns, and tooth wear
to opposing teeth is kept to a minimum. Metal crowns withstand
biting and chewing forces well and probably last the longest in
terms of wear down. Also, metal crowns rarely chip or break. The
metallic color is the main drawback. Metal crowns are a good
choice for out-of-sight molars.
2. Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be color
matched to your adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic crowns).
However, more wearing to the opposing teeth occurs with this
crown type compared with metal or resin crowns. The crown's
porcelain portion can also chip or break off. Next to
all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most
like normal teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the
crown's porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at
the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns
can be a good choice for front or back teeth.
3. All-resin dental crowns are less expensive than other
crown types. However, they wear down over time and are more
prone to fractures than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
4. All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide the
best natural color match than any other crown type and may be
more suitable for people with metal allergies. However, they are
not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and they wear
down opposing teeth a little more than metal or resin crowns.
All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.
5. Temporary versus permanent. Temporary crowns can be
made in your dentist's office whereas permanent crowns are made
in a dental laboratory. Temporary crowns are made of acrylic or
stainless steel and can be used as a temporary restoration until
a permanent crown is constructed by the dental laboratory.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
On average, dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years. The life
span of a crown depends on the amount of "wear and tear" the
crown is exposed to, how well you follow good oral hygiene
practices, and your personal mouth-related habits (you should
avoid such habits as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing
ice, biting your fingernails and using your teeth to open
Does a Crowned
Tooth Require Special Care?
While a crowned tooth does not require any special care,
remember that simply because a tooth is crowned does not mean
the underlying tooth is protected from decay or gum disease.
Therefore, continue to follow good oral hygiene practices,
including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing
once a day-especially around the crown area where the gum meets
Dental veneers have long been used to create the
ultimate smile makeover. With this treatment, it's possible to
transform crooked, stained, damaged or badly worn teeth into a
brand new, straight, white smile, as seen on many of the
So what exactly are dental veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin lamintates or shells of tooth-coloured
material (which can be either porcelain, ceramic or composite
bonding material). They are “cemented” to the front surface of
teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance. Many dentists use
the analogy that dental veneers are for your teeth what false
fingernails are for your hands.
What treatments or problems are veneers
There are a wide variety of reasons why patients opt for
treatment with dental veneers:
Stained teeth - badly stained teeth that cannot be
improved by teeth whitening or prophyflex treatments can be
greatly improved by dental veneers, which function to cover any
existing stains on your teeth.
Damaged teeth - teeth that have become badly worn through
excessive grinding or by carbonated drinks, as well as those
that have been chipped or broken, can benefit from veneers. A
small chip on a tooth can quickly be repaired with composite
bonding, also known as "composite veneers". A single damaged
tooth can easily be repaired with a porcelain veneer that has
the same characteristics and colour as you natural teeth.
Gaps - spaces or gaps (diastimas) between your teeth can
easily be closed using dental veneers, giving you a more
Crooked teeth - Veneers are not the ideal treatment for
crooked teeth, and from the point of view of preserving your
natural teeth structure, orthodontics or Invisalign braces would
probably a better solution. However, such treatments can take up
to a year or longer. For teeth that are not severely crooked,
veneers placed over their front surface will give a straight and
perfectly aligned-looking smile. For this type of treatment,
many people refer to veneers as "instant orthodontics", as you
get a similar end result in a fraction of the time.
So which are better: composite veneers
or porcelain veneers?
The most popular type of veneers is porcelain, which offers a
stronger and more durable alternative to its composite
counterpart. Composite veneers are also more prone to staining
and do not last as long as porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers
also offer a more natural looking, translucent appearance.
Composite veneers are much cheaper than porcelain veneers in
general, but considering that they do not last as long and need
replacing more often, they could end up costing more in the long
run. Composite work is ideal for small chips, as this treatment
preserves more of your natural tooth structure.
What is the procedure of having dental
1. The first part of any dental procedure is the initial
consultation and examination, so that the dentist can get a feel
for what you want and understand your needs and concerns. The
dentist should explain the treatment procedure to you and give
you an accurate guide to the likely costs of your treatment.
2. Before your veneers are designed, your dentist will
need to reshape and prepare the front surfaces of your teeth so
that they can accommodate the veneers. The first stage is to
numb the teeth and gums with a local anaesthetic so that you do
not feel anything during the procedure.
3. Using a special tool called a burr (a dental drill or
file), a tiny part of the front surface of your teeth will be
shaved off. The amount removed should be equivalent to the
thickness of the veneer that will sit over the top of the tooth.
4. Next, an impression or mould (copy) of your teeth is
taken. A special dental "putty" is placed into your mouth on a
tray and pushed into your teeth so that it takes an imprint of
your teeth (similar to how you would leave a footprint in sand).
5. This "impression" or mould of your teeth is then sent
to a dental laboratory. The laboratory uses the impression to
cast an accurate model of your teeth, which is used as a guide
to fabricate your new veneers. This process can take between one
and three weeks.
6. While you're waiting for your veneers to be
fabricated, your dentist may fit you with some temporary veneers
to protect your prepared teeth. Not all dentists will offer
7. On your second appointment, your dentist will fit your
new veneers to your teeth. First, the dentist may just sit the
veneers over your teeth to see how they look with your smile, as
he/she may need to trim or adjust the veneer.
8. Next, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and the
front surfaces etched (roughened) with a special acid gel so
that they provide a good surface for the dental cement to stick
9. The veneers are then cemented into place, and a special
curing light is used to activate the dental cement so that it
permanently bonds the veneer to the front surface of your
prepared tooth. If there is any excess cement, it is usually
trimmed away and polished to leave a beautiful and
How long do dental veneers last?
Porcelain veneers will typically last between five and ten
years, while composite veneers last a year or two at most. The
bottom line is that your veneers will eventually need to be
replaced. Although veneers are strongly cemented into place,
there have been cases where they come loose and fall off. In
such situations, it is important that you keep hold of your
veneer and contact your dentist immediately. To make your
veneers last longer, follow a good oral hygiene program and
visit your dentist for check-ups on a regular basis.
Dental Treatments Prices
- With Laser (Upper teeth + Lower teeth)
- With Gel: Complete professional gel
treatment + 2 personal molds
From 1 to 3 Porcelain crown
From 4 to 6 Porcelain crown
From 7 to 12 Porcelain crown
More than 12 Porcelain crown
From 1 to 3 Porcelain veneers
From 4 to 6 Porcelain veneers
From 7 to 12 Porcelain veneers
More than 12 Porcelain veneers
From 1 to 3 dental implants
From 4 to 6 dental implants
From 7 to 12 dental implants
More than 12 dental implants
From 1 to 3 root canals treatment
From 4 to 6 root canals treatment
More than 7 to root canals treatment
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