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3 Considerations for a Complete Smile Makeover

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Do you smile with confidence? When you look at photos or when you smile in the mirror, do you like what you see? Not everyone is satisfied with the look of their teeth when they smile. Many people have discolored, misaligned, or misshapen teeth that make them feel self-conscious about how they look to others. Your smile defines the first impression you make, and if it’s not what you’d like it to be, it’s time to make some changes. 


Consider seeing a dentist about a complete smile makeover. This process can completely transform your smile through a variety of dental procedures from cosmetic options like teeth whitening or veneers to dental implants.

1. Aesthetics/Appearance.  

If you’re considering a smile makeover, your first priority is most likely how you look. You’re interested in improving your appearance by fixing your teeth, which is a worthwhile purpose for undergoing this process. 

Your dentist will make impressions of your teeth and show you the transformation that will occur. The plan can be customized and adjusted until it looks the way you want. You will be able to see in advance how your teeth will move, shift, and morph into the image of the smile you desire. 

Once you are happy with the final result, your dentist will make a plan to achieve that look. It may involve a few different procedures over a few months time. Depending on the extent of the changes that will need to be made, the entire process could take a while, even up to a year or more. But the final result will be worth the time spent.

2. Dental Health.

While aesthetics are important, another important benefit to a complete smile makeover is the improvement to your dental health. In most cases, the things you don’t like about your smile are also signs of dental problems that should be addressed. MIsshapen teeth could be due to grinding your teeth or a broken tooth. Crooked teeth often result in bite misalignment and can be harder to keep clean. Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in your jaw. Even discolored teeth, which may seem like a mere cosmetic issue, can actually indicate a more serious problem, such as an infected or dead tooth root resulting in the need for a root canal.  

Improving your smile offers many benefits to your dental health. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can preserve bone strength in your jaw. Performing root canal procedures on infected or dead teeth could preserve the teeth and keep them in place. Orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth has long term benefits for your dental health as well. It’s important to note that a smile makeover is more than just a cosmetic procedure.

3. Overall Health and Wellbeing.

A smile makeover offers health benefits beyond your mouth. Your overall physical health can improve when your dental health improves. Studies have shown a direct correlation between dental health and heart disease. There are also connections between your dental health and a risk of diabetes, lung disease, and cancer. 

Your psychological health can also improve as a result of a smile makeover. When you feel more confident because you like the way you look in the mirror and in photographs, it can change your whole outlook on life. Opportunities can open up for you that may not have been possible before. Your smile transformation could turn into a life transformation.

Total Dental Care Can Help You Transform Your Smile

If you’re ready to get started on your smile makeover, Total Dental Care is ready to help. Using the latest technology, we will custom design your smile to be natural and healthy. You’ll enjoy the cosmetic and health benefits of this transformation. 

Call (240) 813-9111 today to schedule a consultation or request an appointment.