What's involved?

Smile makeovers are a fully customised dental procedure provided by cosmetic dentists. The length of time it takes to complete, and the costs of a full smile makeover will always be a custom price as the work and treatments involved are fully tailored to your requirements.

Everybody is unique so no smile makeover will ever be a one-size fits all solution.

The assessment procedure for smile makeovers

When you’re unhappy with your smile, deciding to get work done is only the first stage. Depending on the condition of your teeth and gums, a little or a lot of treatment may be required. Regardless of the procedure, there’s a range of things to consider, and only a cosmetic dentist can guide you through the process of what would be needed for what you want doing.

For many patients, a smile makeover will involve more than just teeth whitening. That will only provide a whiter smile. If you have gaps between your teeth, the whitening procedure may actually bring that to the forefront when you smile.

Some of the treatments that could be involved in a smile makeover include:

Dental veneers

Porcelain veneer attached to the tooth

 These are always custom made to fit your teeth and are permanently bonded in place. They’re a popular option for altering the length of your teeth, making them ideal for fixing a gummy smile. Cracks and chips can also be covered using dental veneers.

Dental implants or Bridges

Dental implants are the long-term solution to missing teeth, with dental bridges coming in a close second. For those that have lost a tooth or two, there’s no doubt an effect on your self-esteem when you smile. The most affordable solution is partial dentures; however, a major drawback is they do not last. Quality dentures should be able to last five to ten years, but because they’re affected by wear and tear, they do eventually crack and need to be repaired or replaced.

Unless you use a cosmetic denture repair store with an express one-hour emergency repair service, chances are, you’ll wait longer than a day to get your dentures fixed. Dental implants are permanent, and because they’re designed to replace the roots, you can eat everything you normally would, and they also prevent bone loss, which can occur when you have missing teeth.

Teeth alignment and spacing

To achieve the ideal smile, there may be gaps between your teeth that you’d rather not be as visible.  Crooked and misaligned teeth can be corrected with braces, some of which are clear making them more aesthetically appealing and more comfortable to wear than traditional metallic braces.

Teeth whitening

Tooth discolouration is natural. After all, you’re using your teeth every day, so they will begin to fade. As they do, teeth whitening is the procedure to have done, but, when you’re working towards a full smile makeover, this should never be done before any other work is completed.

Teeth whitening procedure

To achieve the perfect smile makeover, a consultation with a cosmetic dentist is advisable, as it gives you the opportunity to discuss the areas of your teeth and gums you aren’t happy with and have a custom treatment plan designed to fit your needs.

A range of cosmetic procedures can be discussed with the process and timeline required for each treatment provided and a custom quote.

The cost of a full smile makeover can run into thousands of pounds. Using a specialist cosmetic dentist abroad can save on the cost of treatments. If all you need is light work done, a full smile makeover in under a week is possible with a dental holiday to Krakow, Poland. During that time, dental veneers, bridges, filling work and/or crowns can be fitted, giving you a smile makeover and saving you thousands in treatment costs.