Are you happy with your smile?

14 December 2021

Do you try to avoid smiling and laughing or do not like seeing your teeth in photographs? Why not consider a smile makeover?

We can improve the appearance of your smile through cosmetic dental procedures such as tooth whitening, composite bonding and porcelain veneers. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customised according to your unique considerations.

Factors in Smile Design

Tooth Colour

Alignment and Spacing

Missing Teeth

Harmony and Balance


Aesthetic Components of a Smile Makeover?

In addition to the colour, alignment and balance of your teeth when you smile, what else do we need to consider?

Tooth Length

  • Long teeth lend a more youthful appearance. Natural wear and tear often results in shorter teeth, which can make the teeth look aged beyond our years. Reshaping and lengthening the front teeth with composite bonding or porcelain veneers can return the teeth to a more natural and youthful appearance.
  • A gummy smile can also make the teeth appear shorter. Gum recontouring to modify the gum line and lengthen the appearance of the teeth can also return a more natural and youthful appearance.

Smile Line

  • This is an imaginary line that follows the edges of your upper teeth from side to side, and should ideally match the curve of your lower lip when you smile. This is used to help determine how long your new teeth should be.

Tooth Proportions

  • Are your teeth in the correct proportion with each other? Most people recognise a pleasing smile but would not know what makes it pleasing. The upper front teeth follow predetermined length-to-width ratios that will need to be considered in your new smile design.

Tooth Texture and Characterisation

  • Your new porcelain crowns, veneers and bridges can be characterised to create a more natural and beautiful smile.


  • Cosmetic dental procedures require regular oral hygiene care and may require maintenance over time. For example, tooth whitening must be topped-up to maintain their original brightness.
  • Porcelain veneers may chip or break off and need replacement. Composite bonding may stain and require enhancement or replacement. Gum recontouring may require enhancement over time.


A variety of dental technologies exist that show you the changes that you can expect to see in your smile.

For more information on how we can improve the appearance of your smile, book an assessment with one of our dentists. Please contact our patient coordinator Jaime, on 01452 727 665 or email [email protected]

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