A Custom Solution
The term “Smile Makeover” does not refer to one specific procedure. Rather it is a custom solution you and your cosmetic dentist come up with to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Just as no two smiles are the same, no two smile makeovers are the same either.
Smile makeovers take all sorts of things into consideration obviously starting with your teeth (color, shape, size, alignment, etc.) but includes so much more. Gum tissue, lips, facial appearance, skin tone, and even hair color can also be taken into consideration when developing a plan to give you your ideal smile.
Smile makeovers can address a number of dental issues. These include: alignment, spacing, color, missing teeth, uneven gum line, gummy smiles, chipped/cracked/uneven teeth and more. This means your dentist may need to combine a number of different treatments to give you the perfect smile. Treatment can consist of procedures such as teeth whitening, orthodontics (braces), crowns, veneers, oral maxillofacial surgery, and others.
And as with many cosmetic dentistry treatments, your mouth should be in good health before you undertake a smile makeover. That means fixing issues including Bruxism (chronic teeth grinding), gum disease (periodontal disease), severe misalignment and untreated decay.
Smile Makeover Costs
Perhaps more than any other cosmetic dentistry treatment, the cost of a smile makeover can vary wildly. That makes giving even a ballpark figure of what it may cost nearly impossible.
Smile makeover costs depend largely on the specific treatment(s) performed and how many treatments are required to give you the smile you desire. Cost also depends on the type of technology used to perform each treatment, your geographic location, your dentist’s level of experience and whether or not you will require sedation during some or all of your treatments.
Choosing a Dentist
A smile makeover is no small undertaking. And the results you get usually comes down to finding a dentist who is skilled/trained in the technical aspects of the procedures that will be involved in your smile makeover.
The process of shaping and creating your beautiful smile requires an artistry to craft that smile to match your facial appearance. That artistic side is a very important factor to consider when choosing a cosmetic dentist for a smile makeover. And it’s something that really can’t be demonstrated by degrees on the wall or advanced training.
So when choosing a cosmetic dentist to perform your smile makeover, it’s even more important that you see a number of before and after photos, talk to past patients and read as many reviews as possible.
A smile makeover can be a time consuming and costly undertaking. However, the payoff can be more than worth the investment. Having a beautiful smile provides incredible confidence and personal freedom. If you imagine a life where you’re smiling, laughing, eating, drinking, talking, and kissing without fear or worrying about what others think, then a full smile makeover may be just what the doctor (or dentist!) ordered!