There are many reasons that may prevent us from having confidence in our smile. Deciding to enhance your smile or brighten your teeth can be a life-changing, confidence boosting experience.
With a wide range of solutions for that dazzling white smile, there’s never been a better time to give your smile a makeover with cosmetic dentistry. Thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, even if have discolored, broken, crooked, missing or damaged teeth, these problems can all be a thing of the past.
However, the realms of cosmetic dentistry have now expanded outside the mouth and your situation may mean that additional or less dental work needs to be performed to perfect your smile. There are many situations where cosmetic dental options may or may not be suitable for everyone. The next step is to make an appointment with your dentist in order to find out what is most suitable for your situation.
The term "cosmetic dentistry" is somewhat of a paradox in itself. In reality, there is not specialization within the dental field of cosmetic dentistry. But, every dentist is a cosmetic dentist in some way or form because modern dental procedures are nearly all considerate of how they impact the smile. It’s important to get to know what aspects of cosmetic dentistry your dentist performs, as every practitioner is different.
Your teeth and smile make up roughly one-third of your face and therefore are influenced by many other aspects of your appearance. Other factors that will have an influence on the perception of your smile include:
Facial height – People with long faces often have a narrow jaw and this can have a profound impact on your upper arch that means there may be limited space for your upper teeth.
Facial width – Your cheekbone width (or upper jawbone) is part of the framework of which your smile is perceived in. For the people who are with a narrow face width may need to consider palatal expansion in order to achieve better face balance and aesthetics.
Lip volume – People who are with thin or tight lips may show excessive amounts of their teeth when smiling. This is an important aspect when treatment planning your cosmetic dentistry.
Smile line – Related to your lip volume, people whose lips don’t cover their teeth or lift too highly similarly need to be considered.
Age – Normally, our age will have an impact on the tenseness of our lips and cheeks. So the height of the face generally decreases as we age. It’s important to reach a result that both suits your age and addresses the goals that you want out of your smile.
Skin and lip color – At times we don’t realize it but simply getting a tan or wearing a different lipstick will have a profound tooth whitening effect on your smile. The contrast will give the impression that your teeth are shades lighter.
So before we take up this cosmetic dental treatment, all of these factors need to be taken into consideration by your dentist