Getting a Hollywood smile is no longer reserved for stars walking the red carpet. The goal of any smile makeover procedure is to produce straight, white, gap-free teeth for a glamourous smile.
Although it may seem strange that teeth would have anything to do with psychology, there are studies that demonstrate a relationship between oral health, quality of life, and emotional wellbeing.
Healthy teeth can build confidence, often helping people achieve their goals. A perfect smile might not directly lead to a promotion, but it could help someone become more self-assured while being considered for a promotion.
A full Hollywood smile makeover may include several types of cosmetic dentistry procedures, which may extend over multiple appointments with a dentist. All of this depends on your current oral health and aesthetics. For example, you may require:
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Dental crowns (usually porcelain crowns)
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- New fillings (to replace old metal fillings)
Your dentist may also recommend other dental treatments before beginning the cosmetic dental plan. For example, if you need treatments like root canals or fillings, these will be completed first. A smile makeover always balances oral health and cosmetics.
Designing a Treatment Plan
Your dentist will create a customized treatment plan designed around your specific needs and goals. Your first appointment will be based on examining your teeth and designing the plan. Your dentist may take x-rays to examine what is going on under the surface of your mouth. He or she could also show you photos of other smile makeovers so you understand what can be achieved and can set your goals.
Your treatment plan will depend on the condition of your teeth. For example, if you have missing teeth that have caused the surrounding teeth to become misaligned, you may need aligners and dental implants to straighten the teeth and fill in the gaps. If you have gum disease and your gums have receded, you may need gum grafting and periodontal maintenance before your smile makeover.
A few common reasons people want a Hollywood smile makeover include:
- Chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth
- Missing teeth
- Multiple dental issues
- Stained or discoloured teeth
- A “gummy smile”
- Crooked, misaligned, or improperly spaced teeth
- Translucent teeth
Hollywood Smile FAQ
Do all of my teeth need to be treated?
In most cases, a Hollywood smile makeover won’t need to be performed across your entire set of teeth. Specific teeth with issues may be a point of focus for your dentist, or he or she may focus on the front four to six incisors that make up the bulk of your smile. It all depends on the look you’d like to achieve, your budget, and the procedures you are comfortable with.
How long does it take to achieve a Hollywood smile?
The length of time will depend on your specific treatment plan. In some cases, multiple procedures can be completed in one appointment or one day, while in other cases, you may need additional appointments to work toward your goals. Booking an initial appointment sooner rather than later is always recommended, especially if you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding, where you would like to show off your new smile.
Are the procedures invasive?
The procedures used in a smile makeover vary in how invasive they are. In some cases, you may have multiple options to achieve similar goals. For example, whitening the teeth can be achieved in various ways depending on the current colour of your teeth. Dental veneers require that the front of the teeth are trimmed down before the veneers are put in place with dental bonding. Other procedures, such as in-office whitening services, are minimally invasive in that they do not require modifying the teeth in any way.
Find a Dentist Providing Cosmetic Dentistry Near You
If you’ve been dreaming of that perfect Hollywood smile and you want to learn more about dentistry treatment options, costs, and outcomes, find a dental professional near you! 123Dentist is proud to have access to cosmetic dentists across Canada in our dental network.