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Your smile is the ultimate fashion accessory! We offer a variety of smile enhancement services to improve the shape, alignment, colour, and more so that you love your smile!

The process of "smile design" in the field of cosmetic dentistry entails making changes to the way a smile looks. Dentists assess and enhance a patient's smile using a set of rules known as the 20 principles of smile design. The position of the teeth, tooth shade, and shape, as well as face symmetry, are only a few examples of the numerous considerations that principles take into account.

Listed below are 20 Principles of Smile Design.

  1. Facial Analysis: It is assessing and interpreting a patient's facial features, such as their teeth, lips, and surrounding tissues, to create a custom treatment plan that meets both their functional and cosmetic concerns.

  2. Central Incisor Width/Height Ratio: The breadth of the two central incisor teeth length is divided to determine it. The central incisors' width/height ratio is ideally about 80%, meaning the teeth' breadth is roughly 80% of their length.

  3. Mesial inclination: It describes the angle between the tooth's vertical axis and the direction in which the tooth's crown is inclined.

  4. Dental midline placement: It is the position of the hypothetical line that passes through the middle of the upper and lower front teeth vertically.

  5. Colour, Shading, Stains, and Markings of Teeth: Teeth differ in colour depending on where in the mouth they are located, with the front teeth often being lighter than the back teeth.

  6. Amount of Teeth Showing at Rest: The size and form of the lips, the position of the jaws, and the quantity of visible gum tissue have an impact on how many teeth are visible when the mouth is at rest.

  7. Gum Line Symmetry and Balance: The gum line looks uniform and in harmony with the rest of the face when it is symmetrical and balanced, which contributes to a grin that is appealing and aesthetically pleasant.

  8. Gingival Margins: It is when the gum's border meets the tooth. They help keep bacteria and other hazardous elements from penetrating the bone and tissues beneath the teeth by creating a protective shield around them.

  9. Gaps or Diastema: It is the gap between the two upper front teeth.

  10. Gummy Smile: It is an excessive amount of gum tissue displayed when smiling.

  11. Gingival Zenith: It contributes to the creation of a beautiful and realistic-looking smile, making it a crucial factor in cosmetic dentistry.

  12. Nasolabial folds or Smile Line: The lines or creases that extend from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth.

  13. Gum Disease and Bad Breath: Gums that are red or swollen (gingivitis), and bleeding are typical signs of poor breath.

  14. Malocclusion or Crowded teeth: It refers to the misalignment of the teeth and/or jaws, which results in functional and aesthetic problems with biting, chewing, and speech.

  15. Incisal Embrasure: It is a triangle-shaped area in the front of the mouth between the contact points of two neighbouring teeth.

  16. Dental Golden Proportion: It is being used by dental practitioners to design a smile that is balanced with the patient's facial features and produces a natural-looking outcome.

  17. Open Gingival Embrasures: They are the triangular voids between neighboring teeth's interproximal contact points, which are seen in the cervical region of the teeth.

  18. Vertical dimension of occlusion: It is the distance between two sites when the jaws are closed and the teeth are in contact and essential for maintaining healthy oral function, which includes speaking, chewing, and swallowing.

  19. Dental amalgam fillings: They are the type of dental filling material that has been in use for more than 150 years.

  20. Buccal corridor: It is the dark area between the upper back teeth and the corners of the mouth when someone grins.

A cosmetic dentist will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan designed to achieve exactly what you want from your makeover. This treatment plan may consist of many cosmetic and functionally restorative procedures, potentially including teeth whitening, composite bonding, veneers, dental crowns, orthodontics (braces), oral maxillofacial surgery and gummy smile reduction.

Aesthetic Components of a Smile Makeover

In addition to the color, alignment and balance of your teeth in the aesthetic zone of your smile (the section of upper and lower teeth that show when you smile), there are several attributes of your teeth and smile that your cosmetic dentist will evaluate with you when planning your makeover. These include:

Tooth Length: Long teeth lend a youthful appearance. Aging produces wear and tear that often results in shorter teeth, and a gummy smile also can make teeth appear shorter. A treatment for shorter teeth may include reshaping and lengthening the two front central teeth with composite bonding or porcelain veneers. If you have a gummy smile, your cosmetic dentist may provide treatment to modify the gum line and lengthen the appearance of the teeth using laser dentistry procedures. You may also be referred to a periodontist for crown lengthening if necessary.

Teeth lengthening may also impact your overall facial appearance. For example, shapely, long, square teeth on a round-faced individual can provide a slimming effect.

Smile Line: The smile line is an imaginary line that follows the edges of your upper teeth from side to side, which ideally should be the same as the curve of your lower lip when you smile. This standard point of reference may be used to help determine how long your new teeth should be.

Tooth Proportions: Your cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth to determine if they are in correct proportion with each other. Most people recognize a pleasing smile as one in which the two central front teeth are dominant and have a width-to-length ratio of 4-to-5. This proportion guides the length and width of other teeth in the aesthetic zone so that the smile line appears balanced.

Tooth Texture and Characterization: An artistic dentist can characterize your crowns or veneers to create a more feminine or a more masculine appearance, in addition to matching the look and feel of natural teeth or those you’ve seen in photographs.

Pre Evaluation: Smile Analysis

Your oral health must be evaluated before a cosmetic dentist develops a plan for your smile makeover. Your dentist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth, gums, underlying support structure and bite (occlusion) to determine candidacy for a smile makeover. If your evaluation reveals that you have an oral health problem – such as a misaligned bite (malocclusion) or gum disease – you will need to have that taken care of first.


Smile Preview before Smile Make Over

Cosmetic dentists incorporate a variety of dental technologies to show you the changes that you can expect to see in your smile. For example, during your oral health evaluation for veneers and crowns, your cosmetic dentist may create a wax model mockup of temporary teeth to accurately communicate the requirements of your procedure to the dental lab technician. Temporaries and wax mockups also offer you a preview of the expected outcome to ensure that you are comfortable with the proposed treatment plan.

Other methods available for you to preview your smile makeover include the following:


Dental Imaging Software: Imaging technologies offer a preview of your results. Your dentist may use imaging technology to communicate the specifications for your procedure to the dental lab technician or any other dental professionals involved in your treatment plan. However, a digital image only gives you an idea of what you might look like when the treatment is complete; it may not fully match your final results.


Before and After Photos: Before and after photos of other patients who have had smile makeovers offer examples of the results you may expect to see. The photos may also give you an idea of the quality of work performed by your cosmetic dentist.

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Dental Study Models: Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and fill it with plaster to form an exact model of your teeth. The plaster can then be reshaped by trimming away excess areas or enlarging areas that require more volume. Dentists use study models to show you every aspect of the changes you can expect to see with your makeover. Dental lab technicians also use study models as guides for fabricating materials like crowns or veneers.

Your dentist may work with a laboratory that incorporates digital technologies. In such instances your dentist may be able to use digital scans of your teeth, rather than traditional impressions, for use in making the models of your teeth and smile.


Dental Composite Bonding Mockup: Dental composite bonding may serve as a mockup of your smile makeover. The dentist can temporarily bond composite resin material to your teeth so you can fully visualize the impact of the procedure before treatment begins. In the case of veneers, dental composite bonding allows you to identify how comfortable you are with their look, feel and fit. Adjustments may be made until you are comfortable with the function and appearance of your new smile. Temporary mockups have no lasting impact on your teeth once they are removed.



The procedures involved in a smile makeover can be a mix of

1. Teeth whitening

Over time, your teeth become dull, yellow, and stained, making you look unhealthy, aged, and less attractive.

The quickest solution to fix this is teeth whitening!

Teeth whitening is affordable, non-invasive, fast, and safe. It’s the perfect option if you want a quick fix or add a finishing touch to your other dental work (such as after orthodontics).

For the most effective whitening result, seek out professional in-office treatments.

Dentocare whitens your smile up to four shades lighter in just one appointment.

It’ll also remove years of deep, stubborn stains and discoloration to keep your smile white longer than over-the-counter whitening methods.

Not to mention:

Teeth whitening at the dentist’s office is customized to reach your desired shade of white and minimize tooth sensitivity, which is a common side effect.



2. Dental bonding

Do you have chips, gaps, or discoloration? Or would you prefer different shaped teeth?

Cosmetic bonding hides common smile imperfections in a single visit.

Bonding consists of tooth-colored material that’s adhered to your teeth, shaped, and polished. When complete, your altered tooth will blend in seamlessly.

It’s a conservative alternative to veneers because it requires minimal to zero modification to your teeth. Plus, it’s less expensive!

With proper care, bonding lasts up to 10 years before needing to be touched up or replaced, making this a worthwhile investment.

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3. Gum contouring

Do you have a gummy smile? Or a nonsymmetrical gumline?

Gum contouring removes excess gum tissue without surgery. It can be performed on a single tooth or multiple.

Want to avoid the scalpel? DENTOCARE offers laser dentistry!

Dental lasers gently shape your gums, which reduces pain and minimizes recovery time.

Typically, gum contouring takes one appointment and is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments.

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4. Porcelain veneers

If you want the ultimate smile makeover, here it is!

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that adhere to the front of your teeth. The material is super durable and resistant to stains and decay.

Veneers fix your smile’s:

  • Stains and discoloration

  • Chips and cracks

  • Gaps

  • Alignment

  • Shape

  • Width and length

And more!

From the number of teeth treated to the style of your new smile, this treatment is fully customizable.

Keep in mind:

Veneers are more conservative than crowns. However, it’s necessary to remove some of your enamel to place the veneer, making this procedure irreversible.

Rest assured, you’ll love your new smile and never look back!

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5. Metal Free Crowns

When your tooth is severely damaged or decayed, a crown may be your best option – especially when the alternative is extracting the tooth.

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over your existing tooth. It’ll improve your tooth’s strength and function.

A crown enhances your smile’s appearance! Crowns are custom-designed to look and feel like a natural tooth so that no one will notice.

Typically, crowns last an average of 5 to 15 years, depending on the material used and how well you care for it.

6. Dental implants

Are you missing one or more teeth?

Dental implants are the go-to option for replacing missing teeth.


They’re the only restoration that replaces your entire tooth from root to crown.

The benefits of dental implants include:

  • Preserved bone structure, stopping premature aging

  • Prevention of additional dental problems, like shifting teeth

  • Full functionality, so you chew and speak with confidence and comfort

  • A permanent restoration, no worry about it falling out or slipping around

  • Cost-effectiveness, saving you money in the long run

With proper care, the implant’s small titanium post (your new tooth root) should last a lifetime, making this initial investment worth it.

If you have multiple missing or damaged teeth:

To save money, you may not want to replace every single tooth with an implant. Instead, you may prefer to have an implant-retained bridge or denture.

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7. Tooth-colored fillings

If you need a filling or need to replace an existing one, ask about composite fillings.

Composite fillings use tooth-colored material instead of silver amalgam.

This type of filling is more durable and safe than traditional metal fillings because they tightly bond with your tooth and don’t expand or contract with hot and cold temperatures.


Tooth-colored fillings blend in seamlessly with your smile, so no one has to know.

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8.Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening teeth to make them look more esthetic and improve function. The treatment can be done by Braces and Aligners (Invisible Braces). There are tooth-colored braces, metal braces, and lingual braces. The treatment usually takes 12-18 months to complete but is more stable and long-lasting as it preserves the natural integrity of teeth


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Cost of a Smile Makeover

  • The duration of treatment and cost of your smile makeover will vary depending on your dentist, your location, your level of dental insurance, the state of your oral health and the extent of your customized makeover plan.

  • Your treatment may be more expensive and take longer if your dentist identifies any underlying oral health issues before beginning treatment. Although these restorative procedures may be covered in part by your dental insurance carrier, you will still pay more for treatment than someone with immaculate oral health.

  • With proper care and regular dental visits, your smile will look good, and your crowns, veneers and other restorations will last for many years. In fact, resin-based restorations (such as tooth-colored fillings) can last anywhere from three to nine years or longer with proper care. Porcelain restorations can last 10 years or more before they need to be replaced.

  • Your ceramist, lab technician and the materials chosen by your dentist also impact the longevity of your smile makeover. To achieve the best results, take special care in selecting your cosmetic dentist and inquiring about your material options. At DENTOCARE, one can get the best price or cost along with a great quality of treatment. We ensure that our patients get the value for the SMILE MAKEOVER cost that they pay. Also, DENTOCARE purchases only from original manufacturers, therefore, maintaining authenticity and international Standard.

Maintaining Your Results by Home Care

  • Knowing how to modify your oral hygiene habits to best care for your restorations will help you maintain your new smile for years to come.

  • Highly abrasive toothpastes and tooth brushing habits can scratch the surface of restorations, dulling their polish and luster. As such, non-abrasive fluoride toothpastes are recommended. An example of non-abrasive toothpastes is Rembrandt, which was originally developed for use by people with cosmetic restorations. Brush two-to-three times each day for maximum effectiveness.

  • Flossing is a key factor in removing debris and plaque from the teeth, and actually increases the lifespan of restorations and helps prevent tooth decay. Flossing is important for everyone but is especially important for people with veneers since impeccable gum tissue health is important.

  • Mouthwashes containing alcohol have been shown to have a negative effect on composite fillings. What’s more, the alcohol content in mouth rinses, over time, can degrade the bond between your restorations (crowns and veneers) and your teeth. Use alcohol-free mouthwashes instead.

Food and Drinks to Limit or Avoid

Avoid foods high in sugar and limit between-meal snacks to prevent cavities. Limit consumption of coffee, soda, tea, etc. to keep your smile stain free.

Do not drink alcoholic beverages excessively. Too much alcohol can ruin your dental work.

Other Precautions

  • Refrain from biting and/or chewing hard objects such as pens, staples, metal, bottle caps, etc.

  • If you grind your teeth (bruxism) and were fitted with a night guard to prevent damage to your teeth and restorations, wear it.

  • Although cosmetic dental restorations are destructible and will eventually need to be replaced (five to seven years for composite; 10 to 15 years for porcelain), the life of your new smile depends as much on how well you take care of it.

  • Replacing a broken or fractured veneer or crown involves impressions, shade matching, a temporary and waiting for a permanent restoration. 

  • Follow your dentist’s instructions to ensure the long-term beauty of your new smile and be sure to keep all follow-up and regular cleaning appointments with your dentist and hygienist.

What are the benefits of Smile Design?

A smile design has some advantages, both aesthetic and practical. A Smile Design has a positive impact on a person's confidence, attractiveness, and dental health. It is a thorough and personalized method of dental treatment that have long-lasting effects and raise the general quality of life. 


Enhanced Appearance: Dental treatments help improve the appearance of the smile by addressing issues such as gaps, tooth discoloration, and misaligned teeth. Orthodontic treatments like braces or Invisalign can straighten teeth and correct bite alignment, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Orthodontic treatments, such as braces or Invisalign, are used to address gaps, tooth discoloration, and misaligned teeth.


Improved Oral Health: Dental procedures contribute to improved oral health, which in turn promotes better overall health. Orthodontic treatments and dental implants can address concerns such as tooth decay, gum disease, and jaw problems, reducing the risk of related health issues.

Dental procedures like orthodontic treatments or dental implants help treat tooth decay, gum disease, and jaw problems, contributing to better overall oral health.


Improved Functionality: Dental treatments improve the functionality of the teeth, making it easier to eat, speak, and perform daily activities. Orthodontic treatments can correct misaligned teeth or a misaligned bite, improving chewing and speech abilities.

Orthodontic treatments can correct misaligned teeth or bite issues, improving chewing and speech abilities.


Personalized Treatment: Dental procedures involve personalized treatment plans tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Whether it's braces, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or dental implants, the treatment is customized to address unique concerns and desired outcomes.

Treatment options like braces, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or dental implants are tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual.


Long-Lasting Results: Dental treatments provide long-lasting results when proper care and maintenance are observed. Procedures like porcelain veneers or dental implants can deliver a beautiful and healthy smile that can endure for many years, enhancing both appearance and functionality.


Procedures like porcelain veneers or dental implants provide a lasting and beautiful smile with proper care and maintenance.

Smile design helps improve a person's teeth's appearance and functionality as well as oral health, which boosts self-esteem and improves the quality of life.

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