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Smile Makeover

What is a Smile Makeover?

dd-whatmakes-us-uniqueAt The Paddington Dental Surgery, we offer a procedure called a Smile Makeover, which involves a selection of leading dental techniques customised to your needs and goals. A single dental problem, such as stained teeth, typically has a single solution that can address the issue. If, however, you have more than one cosmetic concern, a multi-modality treatment plan may be the best course of action. Our experienced cosmetic dentists can combine several oral enhancement methods, including popular options like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and gum reshaping, to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Furthermore, we always take care to protect the health and function of your teeth, because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your well-being for a beautiful outcome.

What can a Smile Makeover do?

A Smile Makeover is designed to be a flexible solution that can be modified to suit multiple cosmetic dental concerns and an array of individual aesthetic goals. This mix-and-match procedure utilises the treatments you want most to create the smile of your dreams. As a result, the benefits of this procedure will vary depending on your unique vision. Our skilled team will work closely with you to determine which techniques can optimise your desired outcome while keeping in mind your oral health and comfort. At the Paddington Dental Surgery, we have some of the most advanced dental technology available, which we employ to give you the best possible experience and dazzling results. We also understand that sometimes damage and decay may also be present. In this case, we can append restorative options to your treatment plan as needed.

What are my Smile Makeover options?

Some of the common concerns patients seek to correct with a Smile Makeover include chips, cracks, stains and discolouration, misalignment, missing teeth, a gummy smile, small or misshapen teeth, and other issues. If you’re interested in two or more of the following techniques, a Smile Makeover can be used to help achieve your cosmetic goals:

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of many options within the smile makeover and smile design catalog that our team at The Paddington Dental Surgery offers. Teeth whitening can be a great solution to reversing some of the colour-related defects that arise from natural wear and tear. Using innovative colour-correcting techniques, your teeth can become whiter and brighter in a rather short period of time. Our practice offers in-office teeth whitening treatments like Zoom!® WhiteSpeed and KöR® Whitening while also offering the option for at-home whitening with Zoom!® DayWhite.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can be an especially ideal choice for patients looking for a smile makeover because of the breadth of benefits that come with this treatment. Porcelain veneers can cover the visible portion of your teeth with a custom-mould specifically designed for your mouth. Porcelain veneers allow our dentists to remove as little of the natural tooth as possible, creating a natural-looking smile enhancement.

Tooth-Coloured Fillings

Fillings can restore tooth stability and comfort to patients, and now with a mercury-free material made to mimic the colour of natural teeth, your results can be indistinguishable from the original. Tooth-coloured fillings can be used for the back or the front of a tooth. Typically, these fillings can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years.


Invisalign® can be a great way to straighten misaligned teeth and can serve as a precursor to the rest of your smile makeover treatments. Invisalign® helps shift your teeth to a more appealing position over several months. These clear plastic aligners can be a great alternative and improvement from traditional metal braces.

Gum Reshaping/Recontouring

Beyond improving your teeth to better your smile, our practice can reshape your gums through gum reshaping. Some may have what is known as a “gummy smile,” which may find them seeking a method to reduce the overall length of their gums. Using laser gum recontouring, patients can reduce excess gum tissue and increase the overall balance of their gums and teeth.

Dental Facelift

A dental facelift involves the utilization of dental veneers to increase volume and length to your teeth and overall smile. Dental veneers can reverse some effects of the natural aging process such as loosened muscles in your face and worn down teeth. This procedure can revitalize a patient’s entire smile and face by giving back natural fullness. 

If the treatment you’re looking for isn’t listed above, simply talk to our team about your dental ambitions. We will likely have an option that suits your needs. For some inspiration, please check out our Smile Gallery to see some examples of what can be accomplished.

What is the Smile Design process like?

Every Smile Makeover is unique, as the treatments used are specifically chosen for your needs and goals. As a result, most Smile Makeovers will take more than one appointment to complete, and we will discuss the particulars of your individual plan with you in full during your initial consultation. The cost of your Smile Makeover will also vary, and we can review your financial options with you at your first meeting with us. If you suffer from dental anxiety and feel uncertain about whether you can complete treatment, we have options. We offer sedation dentistry options to help you relax and feel calm while obtaining a new, more beautiful smile.

What do the results of a Smile Makeover look like?

A more beautiful smile, one that sits in better proportion with your facial features and creates harmony between your oral structures. Additionally, you may achieve a healthier mouth and more comfortable bite. For more specific details about what a Smile Makeover can do for you, please reach out to our skilled team for more information or to schedule a consultation.

How much does a Smile Makeover cost?

Part of our approach is to customise every Smile Makeover by including the procedures that can best serve you and your goals. As a result, the price of a Smile Makeover will vary depending on the number and type of techniques used and the complexity of your treatment plan. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your program, and we will review the details, including the estimated total cost, with your during your initial consultation. We also welcome your questions and will do our best to address any concerns you might have. If you prefer to pay in monthly installments, we offer a wide range of payment options, including financing. We believe everyone deserves to have access to the smile of their dreams.

How can I choose the right Smile Makeover Dentist?

Selecting a cosmetic dentist with the skill, experience, and training to provide the discussed outcome is essential, as is choosing someone that listens attentively to your goals and makes you feel comfortable about your treatment. When it comes to picking a cosmetic dentist, we also encourage patients to review a practice’s before-and-after photos to get an idea of what can be accomplished.

Our team has over 80 years of combined experience and we utilise the most advanced technology available. The Paddington Dental Surgery emphasises eco-friendly treatments, biomimetic techniques, biocompatible materials, and natural-looking results. We aim to balance form and function in every procedure we perform, so you can achieve the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.

Talk to us today about what you would like to accomplish, and we will help you begin the journey towards your best smile.

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