You don’t have to be a Hollywood A-lister to appreciate the importance of an attractive smile. We all know how a beautiful smile – with a dazzling set of perfectly shaped pearlies – can be a valuable asset in our appearance-conscious society. Which other physical feature can radiate warmth, confidence and sensuality all at the same time?
However, the so-called Hollywood smile almost never happens by chance. In most cases, it takes careful planning, design and treatment in consultation with a highly experienced, skilled and competent cosmetically trained dentist.
The Smile Achiever
The comprehensive cosmetic dentistry process includes one or more of the following treatments: Teeth whitening, tooth repair and replacement, dental veneers, white fillings, all-ceramic crowns and bridges, gap closures, orthodontic braces, gummy smile correction, etc.
This process is known as a smile makeover or smile design. Dentist at North Sydney Dental Practice (NSDP), Dr Eleanor Bowden is someone who knows the value of a smile makeover intimately.
“Broadly speaking, a smile makeover includes both surgical and non-surgical methods to rejuvenate your smile,” Dr Bowden summarises.
“We do this by correcting virtually any problem you have with your teeth and smile.”
These are critical traits for success in the ever-evolving realm of cosmetic dentistry.
“People have varying concepts about what a great smile should look like. There are no hard and fast rules, although a beautiful smile should conform to or complement the patient’s eyes, skin and facial structure,” she stresses.
“A smile makeover is essentially a custom-made smile that is tailored according to your unique considerations. That’s why I would ask for your goals and expectations, before formulating a plan to create your dream smile.”
Dr Bowden’s deep understanding of facial and smile aesthetics is pivotal to achieving transformative aesthetic results that look seamless and natural. Her innate flair for beauty and aesthetics is backed by a multi-disciplinary skillset that covers advanced dental implantology, clear aligner therapy and teeth replacement restorations.
Don’t just take my word for it
To aid clearer dentist-patient communication, Dr Bowden uses the Digital Smile Design (DSD) software to give her patients a better idea of what to expect from the smile makeover.
DSD uses modern 3D imaging technology to create a digital smile design based on your specific tooth shape, lips, gums and facial features. Powered by a highly sophisticated predictive algorithm – best described as ‘digital magic’ – DSD lets you see the smile makeover ‘results’ even before you decide whether or not to take up the proposed treatment.
“Every patient is unique. Modern tools like the DSD make it possible for you to envision and share input on how you would like your smile to look like,” Dr Bowden enthuses.
“Getting a new smile can often be a life-changing experience. It’s my privilege to play a role in helping patients experience the freedom of what a great-looking smile can bring to their daily lives.”