Sometimes patients misunderstand the term smile makeover. Sometimes, people believe it is a reconstructive surgery that involves the face. Others think that it is tooth whitening or getting braces. While whitening, braces, and occasionally surgery may be parts of a smile makeover, there are other factors involved.
When patients come to our office for a smile makeover consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists, the first thing our dentist considers is their overall oral health. If a patient has excellent oral health, our dentist will have no reservations about a smile makeover. However, if a patient has unfilled cavities periodontal disease or tooth decay, we would need to address those concerns before a smile makeover could move forward.
During your makeover consultation, our dentist will work with you to create your ideal smile. Through technology like virtual imaging, you can see how various changes will look before any procedures take place. Remember that our dentist is like an artist. We consider everything when planning your new look, including your skin tone, hair and eye color, and lips.
Your smile makeover may have few techniques involved or many, depending on the condition of your teeth and the extent of the changes you wish to see. While each patient is unique, we frequently see a combination of crowns, implants, veneers, bleaching, and tooth lengthening in most makeovers. Sometimes a patient will undergo oral maxillofacial surgery to reshape their face and add fuller cheeks and lips.
Whatever amount of dental work you choose to undertake, remember that your smile makeover is a long process. It involves multiple types of dental treatments, and some will take more time than others. For example, if implants are a part of your makeover, you will need time for your gums to heal before moving on to the next phase. This process typically takes between three and six months. Be sure that you understand the time that is involved in each stage of your makeover before you begin. Our dentist will be upfront with you regarding how much time you need to complete the process. This can be a time-consuming undertaking, depending on which treatments you need and what changes you choose.
If you are interested in learning more details from our cosmetic dentist, please call and set an appointment. The sooner you start on your smile makeover, the quicker you will see a fabulous new you.
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