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Maida Smiles (W. London)

Tel: 020 3974 1777

Smile Makeovers

Bespoke smile designs

Smile Makeover is a personalised dental treatment to build the smile of your dreams.

It consists of dental facets, which are used to improve the smile’s aesthetics, but also has a combination of techniques that can involve procedures such as realigning teeth and whitening.

Dr Pedro Laranjeira discusses the process of designing your smile.

Why Invest In A Perfect Smile?

The search for a perfect smile goes far beyond aesthetics. Aligned and clear teeth, in addition to boosting self-confidence, also improve chewing and are beneficial for health.

A Smile Makeover can change your appearance and help you realise the dream of a perfect smile with several benefits.

  • Can increase your confidence
  • Make a positive first impression
  • Get healthier, healthier-looking smiles
  • All about dental veneers (porcelain x resin)

Fast Answers To Common Questions

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a facet is a thin piece of porcelain used to recreate the natural appearance of teeth while providing strength and elasticity comparable to natural tooth enamel.

They are moulded to accompany the contour of the teeth and glued to the natural enamel during various office procedures.

Facets are a less invasive option than crowns or appliances.

In addition to aesthetic benefits, facets can be used to close spaces or correct minor misalignments.

Patients also choose facets as a cosmetic solution to enhance the brightness of the teeth and strengthen the smile, correcting issues such as discolouration, fractures, or splinters.

  • Uneven spaces or a large gap between the front teeth
  • Distorted or deformed teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Teeth that cannot be leached or have other whitening treatments
  • Chipped/ fractured or worn teeth

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  • Porcelain veneers
  • Composite resin facet
  • Natural-looking surface with the ability to choose the white tone of your teeth
  • Strong and durable when compared to other restorative materials
  • Require removal of less tooth enamel when compared to the crown or tooth cap
  • Do not stain easily
  • The initial stage of treatment is the preparation of teeth. The dentist usually removes a small amount of enamel from the front and side of the teeth. This makes room for the placement of the facets so that your teeth can look natural after they are placed.
  • The typical process involves one or two queries. The veneers are prepared in a dental laboratory in the UK, which makes the porcelain laminate tailored to fit your teeth. This could take a few days. The restorative dentist will provide temporary facets for you to use in the meantime.
  • At the next appointment, the dentist will experience the facets of the teeth. This allows us to check the veneers’ colour tone, fit and shape. After adjustments, the teeth are cleaned, and the facets are glued to the tooth.
  • Local anaesthesia is not always necessary for the placement of facets. However, depending on the patient’s sensitivity, it can be used if necessary.
  • Less expensive when compared to porcelain veneers
  • Requires less tooth enamel removal/ less tooth preparation than porcelain crowns or veneers
  • Possibly fewer consultations – sometimes these composite facets take only one visit to our clinic
  • Easier to fix if they are chipped or damaged; although veneered compounds are generally not as strong or wear-resistant as porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be repaired easily and quickly
  • Composite resin does not require the use of moulds, and in just one session, it is already possible to obtain the result.
  • The teeth are prepared or remodelled after deciding the desired colour and shape for future teeth and restorations.
  • The dentist will carve and carefully adjust the restorative material most suitable for you.
  • A special blue light is used to harden the composite restorative material, joining it at the same time to the surfaces of the teeth.
  • Composite resin facets are then smoothed and polished to look like natural teeth.