The French cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard once remarked that ‘Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.’ Contrastingly, terrible teeth seem to be embedded in the outsider’s view of British identity. In the modern age, however, an unsatisfying smile need not be part of anyone’s cultural baggage and a smile makeover may be one way of combating any unfortunate stigmas.
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is an umbrella term encompassing various forms of treatment, and can mean different things to different people. One person may want a full Hollywood smile, another may simply want teeth whitening and their amalgam fillings replaced with composite material. What unites these forms of treatment is that they are all centred around cosmetic improvement.
Before any treatment or plans of treatment are considered, a dentist will discuss any issues you have with your smile and an initial examination will take place. Following this, relevant treatment options will then be discussed.
Forms of treatment available
There are several, ranging from teeth whitening to dental implants. One form of treatment we at Mossley Dental Care near Denton find particularly effective are porcelain veneers. Veneers are, for teeth, what false nails are fingers: They are wafer thin shells of material which are bonded to the teeth. They can cover up a variety of ornamental ailments, including: Broken, damaged, discoloured and, to an extent, crooked teeth. They can also help cover up gaps between teeth. Veneers can be used to improve the look of a single tooth or the whole of your mouth.
Talk to us
Numerous treatments are available, and the whole purpose of a smile makeover is to give you the smile you desire. The price of a smile makeover can vary drastically. Porcelain Veneers, for example, can cost between £300 and £1500, but a more intensive smile reconstruction can be upward of £20,000. Book a consultation and we will guide you through all of the options available to you.