What are the most common procedures used for cosmetic dentistry or smile makeovers?
Smile makeovers can vary greatly in terms of depth and scope. There are many procedures that all fall under the term “smile makeover”. From veneers, crowns, bridges, bonding and even teeth whitening, any single procedure, or combination, of procedures can constitute a smile makeover. Small and simple procedures can often be done quickly and even within one visit to your dentist. However, for more complex makeovers a quality cosmetic dental lab would be involved.
Will I be able to see how a preview of how my smile makeover will look?
One of the benefits of living in this day and age is that new technological advances are always coming onto the market. As they do the cosmetic dentistry industry takes advantage. As a result, we now have multiple ways to provide a preview of your smile makeover. Check with your dentist to find out what methods they prefer to use.
Is a dental lab used or consulted, or is the work all done “in-house”?
Depending on the complexity of the particular procedure, the amount of time and resource that your dentist may have, and other factors dental labs are often used when completing a smile makeover. Typically procedures like whitening, gum contouring, or other relatively simple treatments can done without much need of a dental lab. However, for things like bridges, crowns, veneers, implants, or other complex procedures utilizing a certified cosmetic dental lab will yield optimal results and a smile everyone would be proud to wear.
What kinds of procedures are performed?
There are many types of treatments that can be done to improve smiles. Severe teeth stains or other flaws like chips, gaps, or misalignment can be hidden with dental veneers. These porcelain shells fit right over the fronts of your teeth to give you a perfect, natural-looking new smile. When your gums don’t line up ideally, such as showing too much or too little of your teeth, gum contouring or a gum lift are options to create a more appealing look. For teeth that are misshapen or the wrong size, bonding with a composite resin material can help. These are not the only options in smile makeovers; your cosmetic dentist can present more solutions that might be right for you.
Many types of cosmetic treatments are possible with a smile makeover. You might benefit from one or more of the following: veneers, implants, braces, crowns, bonding, gum contouring, bridges, dentures, or dental whitening. After treatment, patients will feel that that was worth the time and effort going through the procedures.
What’s the process for my smile makeover?
The initial step in getting a smile makeover is to complete a consultation with an experienced and qualified dentist which specializes in makeovers. During this consultation, you are able to explain your smile goals, undergo a thorough examination, and start to outline a treatment plan. For many of the dentist we work with, we are often consulted as well when developing a plan. This is simply because, as an established dental lab, we have seen thousands of cases and our dentists love to leverage our experience on your behalf. Finally, you will set appointments for the treatments you choose and then have the dental work done so that you can enjoy your new smile.