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Who Qualifies for a Smile Makeover?

By Dr. Rohinton J. Patel on February 08, 2014

Honolulu Smile Makeover CandidatesWhen you have a beautiful smile that you are confident to show off, you can make great first impressions. Unfortunately, there are very few people that are born with a completely perfect smile. The good news for Honolulu patients is that you can now visit a smile makeover dentist to help provide you with the perfect set of teeth you’ve always dreamed about. Thanks to the innovations of modern cosmetic dentistry, there are now a number of options that exist to help your smile look its absolute best.

What Is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a combination of restorative and cosmetic procedures that are used by a cosmetic dentist to enhance the quality and appearance of your smile. The smile makeover is customized to your needs and desires that you have for your smile. During your initial consultation with the dentist, you will learn whether or not you are a good candidate for a smile makeover. If your cosmetic dentist determines you are, he or she will then evaluate and discuss the procedures that he or she deems will be most beneficial to your smile.

Candidacy for the Smile Makeover

Essentially, almost anyone that has an issue with his or her smile will be considered a good candidate for the smile makeover procedure. The first step is to determine what you do not like about your smile, and the options that are available to fix the problem.

Cracked or Chipped Teeth

Cracks and chips in your teeth can make your smile appear much less attractive. If you have very minor cracks and chips, tooth bonding is the ideal restorative procedure. However, more significant cracks and chips will be better addressed with the use of porcelain veneers, which are able to mask the imperfections that are on the front of your teeth. If you have significant damage to your teeth, the best option will be onlays, dental crowns, or inlays.

Discolored or Stained Teeth

If your teeth are discolored or stained, it can leave you feeling extremely self-conscious. When you have a professional teeth whitening procedure, you can whiten and brighten your smile as much as seven shades in only one visit, in some cases much more. Porcelain veneers are also a popular option for masking substantial stains that do not lighten with bleaching treatments.

Missing Tooth or Teeth

No matter how many teeth you are actually missing, replacing the missing teeth can provide you with a huge boost in self-confidence. Traditional dentures and dental bridges are two options to consider for these problems. However, a much more popular option with modern dentistry is the use of dental implants to anchor these restorations. Dental implants are not actually artificial teeth, but artificial roots for the teeth that will ensure that the dental work that is completed stays in place, permanently.

Learn More about Smile Makeovers

If you would like to find out more about a smile makeover, contact the professionals at Hawaii Dental Pacific today. The entire staff understands the importance of a beautiful smile, and they can help determine what procedures you would need to achieve your most beautiful smile yet. 

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