Smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of the smile by means of performing one or several procedures which belong to aesthetic dentistry or dental surgery.
In order to achieve smile makeover, aesthetic procedures such as teeth whitening and cleaning can be performed, while dental surgery includes such treatments as teeth restoration, bonding, installation of veneers, crowns, or implants, and teeth straightening.
Dental clinics which belong to DentaTur chain in Turkey perform both partial aesthetic smile makeover and complex surgical reconstruction or restoration of all the teeth.
White teeth are one of the most important aspects for achieving smile makeover. If a person has straight and normal-sized teeth, and the only problem is their colour, the patient may opt for professional laser whitening. A single session is enough to make the smile four tones whiter. However, teeth whitening is allowed only for patients with healthy gums and if their teeth have neither carious lesions nor mottled enamel. Besides, it should be kept in mind that if the patient has previously undergone dental restoration or filling, such elements will have to be replaced with new ones once the whitening is performed, since their colour will be different from that of the whitened teeth.
Veneers and Lumineers
Dental makeover and the installation of veneers and lumineers have the following indications: unsatisfactory shape and colour of the teeth, visible aesthetic defects, increased sensitivity, and mild dental irregularities.
The number of veneers to be introduced depends on how wide the patient’s smile is. In case of a “closed type” smile, it would be enough to install veneers on the upper and lower front teeth. If, on the contrary, the patient has a toothy smile, then it would be wiser to fix shells on all the teeth.
As for the choice between veneers and lumineers, the latter do not require facing the teeth before the installation of shells (unless there is a necessity to perform major correction of the shape and size of the teeth) or wearing temporary dentures. Most importantly, lumineers can be removed at any moment, and the producers offer a 5-year warranty for such dental shells.
Crowns are placed on severely damaged teeth if not more than 50-70% of them is left, or in the presence of a mild irregularity of one or several teeth. Unlike braces, dental crowns allow adjusting quite quickly not only the position of the teeth but also their shape. Crowns are produced according to individual moulds in special dental laboratories.
The dentists who work in DentaTur clinics in Turkey (Antalya, Marmaris, Fethiye, Istanbul) proceed to the treatment only after comprehensive dental examination is performed. In case dental restoration is contraindicated for some reason, the dentist will select an alternative way of restoring the tooth.
The main priority for our specialists is that your smile makeover should be as efficient and high-quality as possible.
Malocclusion has a direct impact on the appearance of a person’s face and, of course, his or her smile. Such problems cannot be removed by means of installing veneers or crowns; they require wearing braces. Besides, a patient with an incorrect occlusion cannot wear any orthodontic constructions since their reliability would be compromised, not to mention their appearance.
That is why a Hollywood smile cannot be achieved without performing orthodontic treatment if the patient has corresponding indications. Here we should mention another problem which is known as a gummy smile, or excessive gingival display. It reveals gums for more than 2 mm and gives to the patient’s face an unattractive look. A mild gummy smile can be eliminated by means of performing gum plastic surgery and installing veneers. However, in particularly complex cases orthodontic surgery may be required.
The owners of even teeth can only feel sorry for those whose smile is far from being ideal, since the teeth straightening is a rather complex and time-consuming process. The main factors which cause uneven teeth are: genetic predisposition, jaw traumas, and diseases sustained in the past. Notwithstanding the origin of such pathology, crooked teeth make the person feel constantly uncomfortable and less self-confident – either in youth or at a more mature age.
Apart from being an aesthetic issue, uneven teeth can lead to severe health problems which cause various diseases of teeth and gums. As far as the teeth straightening is concerned, contemporary medicine does not impose age limits anymore (they were eliminated several years ago). Each patient is unique, so all medical cases are studied independently with the selection of individual treatment. The timeframe of the treatment is also defined individually based on the initial state of the teeth, the degree of their irregularity, the patient’s lifestyle and age, and other factors.
In order to straighten your teeth and give you a beautiful smile, the following techniques are used in DentaTur clinics in Turkey: special retainers, veneers, braces, teeth trainers and plates. In complex cases, surgical treatment can be recommended.
It is well known that the loss of even a single tooth may cause the shift of other teeth which will start moving in the direction of the missing tooth. The bone in the affected zone will start atrophying, thus further deteriorating the appearance of your smile. In such cases teeth implantation can help. In such cases teeth implantation can help. Unlike traditional dental prostheses, implants are indistinguishable from natural teeth; they fully restore the chewing ability, help avoid bone tissue atrophy, and serve for the patient’s entire life.
In case almost all teeth are missing, our specialists in DentaTur clinics in Turkey offer cutting-edge techniques for the restoration of all the teeth. The lifetime of such whole-mouth smile makeover with the help of dental implants is 10-20 years.
How to maintain the result of the smile makeover for long?
First of all, you should follow general hygiene rules: brush your teeth for at least 5 minutes each morning and evening, use dental floss and a properly selected toothpaste, change your toothbrush at least every 3 months, and undergo professional cleaning every half a year. We also suggest that you should quit smoking and biting nuts and seeds, avoid sweet food, and eat more foods rich in calcium.
Secondly, if the patient has orthodontic constructions or implants, he or she should necessarily use an irrigator, while patients who wear braces should use dental floss, interproximal toothbrushes, and special toothpaste for enamel strengthening.
How much smile makeover costs in DentaTur clinics in Turkey?
Depending on the complexity of the procedure and on which operations should be performed by the dentist, a smile makeover can cost from £120 (laser teeth whitening) to £2,800.00 (installation of a full-mouth set of implants).