cosmetic smile dentistry

Cosmetic Smile Dentistry: Benefits, Treatment Procedure, Cost

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and felt self-conscious about your smile, it’s time you considered cosmetic smile designing. At the Richardsons Hospital, Dr. Sunil Richardson and his smile design dental team create individualised treatment plans to take your smile from what it is now to what you can be proud of, making you feel more confident. Read on to learn more about smile design dentistry.

What Is Cosmetic Smile Dentistry?

Cosmetic smile dentistry or makeover refers to changing your smile by correcting imperfections and restoring oral and dental health. This customised treatment gives you whiter and brighter, natural-looking teeth. Some of the elements involved in smile design dentistry include:

Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth look unattractive and cause cavities and dental plaque as they’re difficult to clean. They also impact speech, causing the person to speak with a lisp. Dentists fix crooked teeth through orthodontic braces or clear aligners. Mild crowding and misalignments can be cured through veneers.

Teeth Aligners Treatment

Broken And Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can alter the structure of your face, making them sag as your jaw has to adjust to help you chew with the missing tooth. They also impact smiles and speech. As for missing teeth, they look unsightly and cause serious dental problems, including bone loss. A missing tooth can be replaced using dental implants or bridges. The type of procedure depends on the individual’s dental health and the overall condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Broken teeth can also be filled with bonding, sealants, and dental crowns.

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring involves reshaping the gum line to help achieve a perfect smile. The procedure is done when the gum rests too low, giving you a gummy smile or restoring lost gum tissues, thereby exposing too much of your teeth. Some of the common types of gum contouring include laser treatment, grafting, and surgical treatment.


Juvederm is a brand-name filler manufactured by Allergan. This is a collection of fillers made using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps retain moisture and adds volume. It helps fill thin lips and reduces lines around the mouth.


This procedure involves using tooth-coloured resin to repair a structurally impaired tooth and improve its appearance. Bonding also helps correct discoloured teeth, chipped and cracked teeth, and gaps between teeth. The composite resin is made from plastic polymers and matches your teeth’ colour.

Other elements in cosmetic smile design include veneers, teeth whitening, gum repigmentation, designer smile orthodontics, and oral maxillofacial surgery. The dentist will decide on the procedures depending on the condition of the patient’s teeth and the results they expect. The entire cosmetic smile designing process could take three weeks to a few months, depending on the procedures undertaken, with sufficient time to allow the patient to heal from individual treatments.

Contact the Richardsons Hospital to learn more about the process, including composite smile design costs in India.


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