Custom Smile Makeovers
Your smile is how you present yourself to the world. We offer custom smile makeover services at our office that allow you to choose the ideal smile to fit your life and your personality. Whether you want teeth that are whiter, straighter, longer, or shaped more appropriately to fit your facial features.
A smile makeover gives you input over the final results of your new smile.To experience a smile makeover today, contact our office and we will help you design the smile of your dreams using the most advanced technology in dentistry today.
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Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is pleased to provide complete dental care to patients. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 248-626-0772 or complete our online consultation form.
If you are dissatisfied with the color of your teeth and don’t feel you need to change the shape or alignment of your smile, teeth whitening may be the answer for you. Performed in our office or with at-home whitening trays, teeth whitening can provide the smile makeover results you are looking for.
What is a Smile Makeover? Aesthetic Components of Smile Makeover Services
A smile makeover service is a comprehensive approach to enhancing the appearance of your teeth and smile. When planning a smile makeover, a cosmetic dentist evaluates several aesthetic components to create a beautiful, functional, and long-lasting result.
Tooth Length: Restoring Youthful Appearance
Tooth length is a critical component of smile makeover services. As we age, wear and tear and habits like tooth grinding can result in shorter teeth, making us appear older. Additionally, people born with a gummy smile can have teeth that appear shorter.
Cosmetic dentists can address these issues by reshaping and lengthening the two front central teeth with composite bonding or porcelain veneers. Laser dentistry procedures or crown lengthening may also be recommended to modify the gum line and lengthen the appearance of teeth.
Smile Line: Achieving Balance
The smile line follows the edges of your upper teeth, ideally matching the lower lip’s curvature when you smile. A cosmetic dentist uses this reference point to help determine how long your new teeth should be positioned. Properly aligned and balanced teeth create a natural-looking smile.
Tooth Proportions: Finding the Right Balance
Tooth proportion is another essential component of a smile makeover. The two central front teeth should be dominant and have a recurring esthetic dental (RED) proportion of around 62% to 80%, depending on the length of the teeth. This proportion guides the length and width of other teeth in the aesthetic zone, ensuring that the smile line appears balanced.
Tooth Texture and Characterization: Creating a Unique Look
Tooth texture and characterization are essential for creating a natural-looking smile that matches your unique facial characteristics. An artistic cosmetic dentist can customize crowns or veneers to match the look and feel of natural teeth. This customization ensures that your new teeth blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Maintaining Your Results
After investing in a cosmetic smile makeover, it is crucial to maintain the results to ensure your new smile lasts for years to come. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Your cosmetic dentist will provide instructions on caring for your new teeth and maintaining their appearance, including twice daily flossing and brushing with fluoride toothpaste.
Food and Drinks to Limit or Avoid
In addition to maintaining good oral hygiene habits, it is also important to be mindful of certain foods and drinks that can stain or damage your teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine, and sugary foods can cause discoloration and stain your teeth over time, making them appear yellow or brown. Acidic foods and drinks like sports drinks, soda, and citrus fruits can also deteriorate your tooth enamel, making your teeth more vulnerable to discoloration and damage.
Once some restorations of your teeth makeover, such as crowns, veneers, bonding, or fillings, become discolored, they cannot be professionally whitened and must be replaced.
Smoking and Chewing Tobacco
Smoking and chewing tobacco can cause discoloration and gum damage due to the nicotine and tar in these products. This can affect the appearance of your new smile and may undo the work done during the smile makeover.
Tobacco use can also lead to gum disease, which can cause tooth loss and other severe oral health problems. Avoiding tobacco products can ensure the longevity and quality of your smile makeover results.
Attend Regular Dental Checkups
Regularly visiting your dentist is crucial to maintaining the results of your smile makeover. Your cosmetic dentist can monitor the condition of your teeth and gums, ensuring that any issues are detected and treated promptly. They can also provide guidance on the proper care and maintenance of your new smile. It is recommended to schedule dental checkups and professional cleanings every six months or as advised by your dentist to maintain the health and appearance of your smile.
Cost of a Smile Makeover
Smile makeover costs can vary widely because it may involve several procedures, such as teeth whitening, dental bonding, veneers, and orthodontic treatment. The more extensive the treatment plan, the higher the cost is likely to be. The materials used for the procedures can affect the cost, with higher-quality materials like porcelain typically costing more.
A beautiful, confident smile can improve your self-esteem and enhance personal and professional relationships. At Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we have partnered with CareCredit to offer affordable financing options and make smile makeovers more accessible to our patients.
To determine the cost of a smile makeover, schedule a consultation at Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. We can assess your oral healthcare needs and develop a customized treatment plan with a cost breakdown.
Full mouth reconstruction may be necessary to restore your smile if you have numerous damaged or worn teeth. This process typically involves four stages: design, urgent care, restoration, and replacement.
Before treatment begins, your cosmetic dentist will plan your smile makeover to ensure optimal results. Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry uses state-of-the-art technology to create your personalized treatment plan, including digital impressions, intraoral cameras, and digital X-rays.
Any existing oral health problems, such as gum disease or cavities, are treated first to ensure a healthy foundation for your reconstructed smile.
Porcelain crowns add height to teeth worn or shortened by decay or teeth grinding. Alternatively, your dentist may recommend dental crowns to restore the structural integrity of a damaged tooth.
Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth and can replace missing or extracted teeth. We create custom crowns for use with several types of implants, including root form implants, small-diameter implants, orthodontic mini-implants, and All-on-4 dental implants, to give you a tooth replacement that matches your facial proportions and smile aesthetics.
Smile Makeover Procedures
Smile makeover services typically require multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. Some popular treatments include:
Create Your Dream Smile with Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Contact Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry for a complimentary smile makeover consultation if you want a balanced, natural smile. Our experienced team of dental professionals can assess your oral health and develop a custom treatment plan for a smile makeover service to give you a smile you’ll be proud to share.
Our Dental Services
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334