COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Smile Makeover

Smile Makeover in Brooklyn NY

A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as: dental veneers, composite bonding, tooth implants, teeth whitening.

Even though, artistic and composite restoration of teeth also has contraindications, such as allergic reactions to filling materials, serious gum diseases, extensive caries, presence of a heart rate stimulator, and inability to isolate the cavity or tooth from moisture.

It is also impossible to restore deciduous teeth and permanent teeth which did not complete the processes of mineralization and root formation.

But the relative contraindications should be discussed in detail, so patients are aware of the risks.

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If the tooth is damaged by more than 1/3, this is a serious contraindication because it can cause significant destruction of the hard tissues of the tooth.

Even if the doctor decides to do the procedure, he is obliged to warn the patient about the unreliability of the structure and possible further complications.

Destruction of the hard tissues of tooth goes under the gums, so the effectiveness of dental restoration with composite materials and smile makeover is doubtful. Adhesive materials used during the restoration cannot provide 100% reliable and durable adherence of the composite to the root of the tooth in the subgingival region. Therefore, in such situations, tooth crowns should be preferred.


Ceramics and metal surpass composite materials in strength and wear resistance. Therefore, if there are metal-ceramic or metal orthopedic constructions on the antagonist teeth, they will provoke increased wear of the restorations and even their destruction when chewing or biting.

Restore Your Smile

In the absence of masticatory teeth, restoration of the anterior teeth cannot be made, because the entire load will fall on them.

As a result of overloads, restorations in the smile zone will prematurely collapse and wear out quickly. Therefore, before restoring the front teeth, it’s necessary to solve problems with lateral incisors.

As known, malocclusion leads to an improper distribution of the chewing load on the teeth and can provoke an increased tooth abrasion. Obviously, in such case, orthodontic treatment should be a priority before any artistic restoration.

If patient is struggling with bruxism or involuntary teeth grinding, he will need more reliable orthopedic structures, for example, crowns.

Strong jaw compression can cause premature destruction of composite restorations, even if indirect tooth restoration is used.

Smile Makeover

After two hours procedure patient is advised not to eat food and, especially any solid food that require intensive chewing.

Restored teeth require a strict observance of oral hygiene. Insufficient care quickly becomes visible (also when smoking), shine is lost, and the risk of tooth decay is increased.

  •  Compliance with the anatomical shape of the restored tooth
  • The absence of a tactile border between artificial and natural tooth tissues
  •  Healthy gum restoration
  • No white or gray line around the edge of restoration material
  • Lack of postoperative sensitivity
  • Correspondence of restored surface color to natural shade of the tooth
  •  Presence of surface gloss
  • The absence of pores and white lines