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A smile makeover for the New Year

December 29, 2022
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Many of us have suffered from some form of dental issue. Some of us may have even refrained from smiling to avoid others seeing our broken tooth. Today’s article will focus on the details of a smile makeover.


What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a technique performed by a dentist to repair or alter your teeth’s appearance to make them look better and more youthful. It can correct missing teeth, misaligned or misshapen teeth, gaps, bite issues, yellowed or stained teeth, and a gummy smile. A patient can consider this treatment for numerous reasons:

  • teeth are yellow or brown and look unclean even when they brush it
  • teeth are cracked, chipped, or broken
  • teeth are small, leading to a gummy smile
  • problems with biting and chewing
  • spaces and gaps around teeth
  • low self-confidence, causing them to hide smiles
  • assuming a position where a terrific smile is required

Cosmetic dentistry primarily concentrates on the size, shape, position, and alignment of your teeth and gums. Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring your teeth’ function and replacing damaged ones.

Which treatments are considered to be part of a smile makeover?

CEREC restorations

CEREC is a method that integrates a milling instrument, camera, and computer into one device to design and restore a damaged tooth. This cutting-edge technology eliminates the process of creating molds and waiting for temporary crowns. Depending on the individual case, most CEREC restoration procedures can be completed in a single visit to the dentist’s office.

Professional teeth whitening

Cosmetic dentists can accomplish this by using gels that have been particularly developed to penetrate the stained surface of your teeth. Always go to your dentist for a teeth-whitening procedure, and avoid whitening kits since they can irritate your gums and teeth. Not to mention, over-the-counter whitening kits are less effective.


It is a thin, transparent aligner that can fix issues like an open bite, a crossbite, an underbite, an overbite, crowded teeth, and gaps between teeth.


In an all-on-4 implant procedure, four implants are used to replace either the lower or upper set of teeth that are severely damaged, broken down, or compromised owing to gum issues. In single-tooth replacement, a dentist uses implants to replace a failing or missing tooth permanently.

Crowns and bridges

Crowns cover the visible tooth surface to strengthen or beautify the tooth, whereas bridges are used to replace lost teeth. They consist of false teeth attached to crowns on each side that serve as supports.

Dental bonding

This treatment improves your smile by using composite resin that is tooth-colored. This reversible procedure can be used to fix chips, fill in gaps, and alter a tooth’s shape and color.


Veneers can cover up cracked teeth, gaps, and other flaws and improve the appearance of your teeth. These tiny casings are well glued to the enamel and mimic natural teeth’s color. Porcelain veneers solve tooth discoloration and minor cracks, in addition to other cosmetic problems with your smile.

Is a smile makeover worth the investment?

The worth of a smile makeover depends on various factors, including your financial condition, your time limits, and the amount of sacrifice you’re prepared to make for a more youthful appearance. It is worthwhile if you suffer from dental health issues, tooth decay, gum disease, TMD, TMJ pain, or even confidence issues due to bad teeth.

Benefits of a smile makeover include:

  • improvement of your oral and overall general health
  • smoother speech can be achieved through cosmetic dentistry treatments like porcelain veneers
  • boosts your self-confidence
  • boosts professional success

It is also vital to correct dental issues and imperfections without much delay. Putting them off can exacerbate the issue and even lead to severe ones. You may also need to spend more money to correct more significant issues. Dental problems can also increase the risk of a number of serious diseases, like respiratory infections, heart disease, and diabetes. So, a smile makeover will protect your overall health.


A smile makeover is an excellent procedure you can choose for the new year to improve your confidence and health. Contact Ashraf Dentistry today for a smile makeover.

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Lamine Diallo
Lamine Diallo
02:21 15 Jun 22
My family and I have been receiving care from Dr. Ashraf and his amazing team since we first moved to Waterloo in 2002. His assessment skills are spot on, he is gentle and is very skilled at working with anxious\nervous patients. My dental hygienist is Lin who is very knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. She is amazingly gentle yet very,very thorough when it comes to preventative dental care. She is didactic as well, taking the time to teach patients how to use certain equipment as well as addressing gingivitis in pro-active ways. We are in very capable hands.
Trisa Kapetaneas
Trisa Kapetaneas
18:12 01 Jun 22
I have been a patient here for over 2 years now and I've always enjoyed the experience. The staff are professional and have always made me feel comfortable. I recently had a cleaning done by Lynn for the first time and she was amazing! Will continue to visit for my checkups/cleanings.
Aamir Mirza
Aamir Mirza
14:54 03 May 22
Dr. Ashraf and his team is amazing. All work done under one umbrella for entire family. We all are very happy to be under the care for the last 20 plus years. Lin, dental hygienist is remarkable professional. She knows her job so well that I look forward to my cleaning every time I'm scheduled. Thank you Lin for your amazing work for my entire family!
Alena Delena
Alena Delena
14:50 02 May 22
My family loves Dr Ashraf. We've been through many dentists in many cities and he's by far our favourite one. He's always thorough and professional. His referrals are also of equal high caliber. I went to him for a root canal and a crown. I had many concerns and he addressed them all personally. He even went so far as to redo a root canal for me. Recommend.
Nicole Wood
Nicole Wood
15:31 28 Apr 22
I found Ashraf Dentistry a year ago and I absolutely love their dental clinic. Everyone is very kind and thorough. Lin is the best dental hygienist I've ever had! She takes the time to ensure I receive the care I need. Both dentists I've seen have also been very kind and wonderful at making me feel like my teeth are being taken care of. Highly recommend!
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