A smile makeover is an individualized process that uses a combination of cosmetic dental procedures to enhance the appearance of your smile. Dental procedures have been used for thousands of years to correct problems with the teeth. Cosmetic replacement options, such as dentures, were seen as early as 700 BC using bone, ivory, or even shells. Around 200 AD, crowns and bridges were made out of gold for appearances.
A variety of materials were used to help with stain removal on teeth. Ground pumice and vinegar were used by the ancient Egyptians, while the Romans created toothpaste with urine due to the whitening effects of ammonia.
It really wasn’t until the 1400s that dentures became popular, though they could be uncomfortable. Implants with human teeth were done in the 1700s. Porcelain dentures came into being at the end of that century. The preludes to modern dentistry began in the 1700s and 1800s.
It was not until the later 1900s that cosmetic dentistry really took off. A variety of options are available to get your smile how you want. Your local dentist can help you to determine which choices will help you to achieve your aesthetic goals.