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Prof. Dr. Himadri Chakrabarty

Periodontist, Implantologist &
LASER Aided Dentist

MDS [Calcutta]
MSc [Univ of Genoa, Italy]
Clinical Internship in Oral Implantology
[State University of New York at Stony Brooks]

Smile Design and Smile Makeover

Smile design, Smile makeover procedure in Kolkata

In the present age people have become highly conscious of their image. The image of a person involves how he or she dresses, the hair style and very importantly how he or she smiles. A well-shaped smile comprised of bright, white teeth surely lends to a youthful appearance. Many people think smile makeover means making your teeth dazzling white, but that is not completely true.

Dr Himadri Chakrabarty is a leading periodontist and implantologist who has performed several hundred smile design and makeover procedures in Kolkata till date. He performs the smile design and makeover procedures with help of latest softwares. A smile design procedure performed by an expert dentist can make a big difference to overall quality of the work. As a result you can get a new confident smile.

What is smile design and makeover ?

Smile makeover has emerged as a popular forms of cosmetic dentistry where a trained cosmetic dentist can definitely take your new look (and smile) far further than mere whitening of your teeth. However an word of caution is don’t expect your cosmetic dentist to copy someone else’s smile, you would be disappointed. Your smile is as unique about your personality, so the goal of smile makeover is to enhance your smile to add to your persona.

Below are two images. The first one prior to smile makeover and the second one post the smile makeover.

Before Smile Makeover
After Smile Makeover

When you approach a cosmetic dentist for smile makeover, the first things that he would do is to design customized dental treatment plan for you taking into account your physical appearance and your desired makeover goals.

The factors that the dentist will consider while selecting the required dental treatments would be your skin tone and hair color, your facial features, and, of course, your mouth and teeth. The dentist will look at the shape of your gums, and the color, length, and state of your teeth.

Some smile makeovers can be easy and quick while some can be very complex and lengthy. The cost of your customized treatment plan will vary accordingly. However modern cosmetic dentist are aided by highly advanced softwares and LASER that have increased the overall accuracy and shorted the time.

The various smile makeover techniques are

Dental Veener

The biggest advantage of veneers is to improve appearance of your teeth. It gives you a brighter and more even smile. Dental veneers are often used to treat the following cosmetic occurrences:

Dental Veener

One of the key yet a simple option in smile designing are Dental Veeners. A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or ‘resin-composite’ material made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Dental veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth by special adhesive.

  • broken or chipped teeth
  • severe discoloration or uneven coloring that can’t be fixed with whitening
  • gaps in the teeth
  • smaller-than-average teeth
  • pointed or unusually shaped teeth

Veneers can last for more than a decade, depending on the type of veneer you choose, making them a semi-permanent investment that can make you more confident in your smile.

Teeth whitening

Discoloration that has built up because of genetics, diet or age. The shade your dentist selects for teeth whitening and veneers is carefully evaluated with special consideration given to the tone and color of your face and hair. Silver or amalgam dental fillings can be replaced with natural, tooth-colored composite restorations, while teeth whitening can improve the color of stained or dulled teeth

Reshaping and contouring

Your teeth might be crooked, broken, chipped or having some gaps. The dentist is able to make subtle changes to the shape of your teeth and smooth any rough or chipped edges using LASERS or drills. While the gaps between them can be straightened and aligned when necessary through orthodontics or Invisalign and improved with veneers.

Missing teeth

Missing teeth can be annoying as it affects your bite. It can also lead to tooth decay. Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, bridges or partial dentures. Implants are firmly mounted in the jawbone, and there is no interference with the surrounding teeth. They also have a very natural appearance when compared to other replacement options like partial or full dentures.

Dr Himadri Chakrabarty is now the first Smylist Certified dentist in Kolkata. To learn more click here