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5 things you should know about smile makeovers

Here at The Dental Clinic Radlett, we offer patients smile makeovers that include treatments such as veneers, crowns, white fillings and cosmetic tooth alignment. You may have heard of some of these before and we would be happy to explain how they work in detail at your next appointment. Book an appointment online now.

Here are five things we would like you to know about smile makeovers:

1.Improving your smile

Dentists use the term ‘smile design’ to describe the process of creating the smile that you dream of. This is because there are various elements that come into play with an enhanced smile. It’s not just all about looks. It’s a very clever process that takes into consideration the aesthetics and symmetry of the whole face in order to provide balance and harmony as a whole. Not only that, there are also factors like function that have to come into play; what’s the point of beautiful looking teeth that can’t chew or bite properly?

2.Techniques used

Smile design can incorporate a number of techniques in order to achieve your goal. This can include short-term orthodontics to move the teeth into the desired position in a relatively quick period of time. There are many different brands available for this such as C-fast, which is discreet and almost invisible. These systems can also be used with other methods of smile enhancement to provide a straighter basis to work from. For example, veneers or composites can then be used to make the final perfections to a smile. Veneers are very thin layers of porcelain that fit over the front of the tooth, a bit like a false fingernail. Composite is a dental material that can be used to build up teeth in a similar way. Both treatments can be used where gaps need to be closed or if a tooth has been broken. We also use Phillips Zoom Home whitening in conjunction with most treatments because it gives that extra enhanced and healthy looking edge to any smile.

3.It’s not just teeth

Some people worry that much gum shows when they smile but many are unaware that this can be resolved. Gum contouring, or reshaping, is a relatively simple procedure that can be done by our dentists Simon Assor and Stuart Levy and involves using a scalpel or a laser to remove excess gum and expose more of your teeth underneath. This may sound scary and a little daunting but in fact it is done using anesthetic so you will not feel a thing and it is very quick, especially if a laser is used.

4.Confidence boost

Being able to smile genuinely, without feeling conscious, can do wonders for your self-esteem. This will impact on all areas of your life, from having more confidence at work to being able to relax more in social settings and enjoy yourself.

At The Dental Clinic, we have helped many patients with smile makeovers, click here to see some of our patient testimonials.

Our principal dentists have trained and qualified at The Eastman Dental Hospital to deliver smile makeover treatment to a high standard at The Dental Clinic.

If you have any questions about having a smile makeover, be sure to book an appointment with us today to discuss your options and payment plans. Drop into the practice at The Dental Clinic, 359 Watling Street, Radlett, Herts, WD7 7LB or call us on 01923 859678.