Minor cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, can correct some types of smile issues, but for an overall correction of significantly compromised teeth, there’s a smile makeover. A full smile makeover includes several restorative dentistry procedures that improve functionality to affected teeth, a patient’s oral health, and the confidence in their smile. The process of a smile makeover is a great opportunity to revitalize your smile when your teeth have damage, alignment issues, and/or decay that requires extensive care. At Creative Dental, we have extensive experience with all types of procedures involved in a smile makeover, including crowns, veneers, implants, and Invisalign, which enable us to give you a stunning, functional smile.
Customized smile makeover procedures
For a smile makeover, you undergo more than one procedure over the course of months, and since the dentist customizes it to your needs and goals, the time and types of procedures involved are different for each patient. During your first consultation, you and your dentist discuss your goals and expectations for the smile makeover. Your dentist then evaluates your dental health, determines the best treatment plan, and explains what procedures may be required for your desired results. For treatment plans that require two procedures, the time for a smile makeover depends on how quickly you heal after the first procedure, so you can undergo the second. When the treatment plan is more complex, such as one including dental implants, the smile makeover process takes more time.
Treatment plans for smile makeovers
The treatment options to achieve your desired smile makeover include cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants, implant restorations, tooth-colored fillings, teeth whitening, porcelain crowns, and porcelain veneers. The procedures usually happen one at a time and in a specific order when one type of treatment depends on the other for maximum results. After your mouth heals from one procedure, you return to the dentist for the next stage until your smile makeover completion. A smile makeover represents a significant investment of time and commitment on your part and we strive to make it as comfortable for you as possible.
Pros and cons of a smile makeover
Having a revitalized smile is one of the biggest benefits of a smile makeover. Feeling proud of your smile restores your self-confidence, self-esteem and has a positive impact on the quality of your life. If you’ve been hiding your smile because you feel embarrassed by it, having a smile makeover helps you share that smile with the world. However, it’s important to remember that a smile makeover isn’t the ideal solution for everyone. When the treatment plan involves several procedures, it requires several visits to the dentist and each procedure has a healing time and certain risks. At Creative Dental, we work hard to eliminate, minimize and prevent risk to your comfort and health, but it’s vital that you understand the potential complications before starting the process.
When you’re considering a smile makeover, contact Creative Dental and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions and schedule a consultation.