New Smile, New You
The terms smile makeover and full-mouth reconstruction are often used interchangeably. However, they are two different procedures. A smile makeover is elective and is performed strictly to improve the appearance of your smile. Full-mouth reconstruction involves a set of procedures performed to restore oral function and health, often resulting in the same improvement in appearance as does the smile makeover. Both can equally help in terms of self-confidence and self-esteem.
What to Consider When Planning a Smile Makeover
You and Dr. Ruff will need to consider a number of factors when planning your smile makeover. Each component is an essential part of the overall plan to give you a beautiful looking smile. Among the considerations are:
The Color of Your Teeth:
Silver fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored fillings
Your natural teeth can be whitened
Crowns, Veneers, Implants and Bridges can be fabricated to look beautiful, yet natural
When determining the best color, we want your smile to look brighter and natural!
Alignment: A smile with straight teeth is not only more attractive, but healthier and easier to keep clean. In some cases, porcelain veneers can make slightly crooked teeth appear straight. Other times, realignment with orthodontic treatment may be required.
Tooth Loss: The absence of even one tooth can not only impact the appearance of your smile, but will also lead to adjacent teeth tipping as well as opposing teeth super erupting, making replacement challenging in the future. Dr. Ruff offers several options for tooth replacement.
Balance: To make sure you have well-proportioned teeth and an even gum line, Dr. Ruff can perform cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers to reshape or lengthen teeth. In the case of a gummy smile, Dr. Ruff can perform a gum lift which results in a more pleasing ratio of gum to teeth.