With a variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry techniques available, a smile makeover can offer you a wide range of benefits. A smile makeover is commonly used to:
By carefully listening to your unique aesthetic goals, Dr. Mark Sweeney and Dr. Jordan Slagter can design a treatment plan to help improve the appearance of your teeth and gums for a beautiful smile.
During the consultation process, you and your dentist will review the benefits of the restorative and cosmetic treatments that can give you your dream smile. Treatment options for a smile makeover may include:
The longevity of your smile makeover will depend on the specific treatments included in your plan. In general, you can expect your results to last 10 years or longer, with the exception of treatments like teeth whitening that require routine touch-ups. If you get restorations like porcelain crowns or veneers, these are known to last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. Even better, dental implants can last a lifetime if cared for properly.
Ideal candidates for smile makeovers will have multiple concerns within their smile that they wish to improve. These can include misalignment, crooked teeth, bite irregularities, discoloration, stains, missing teeth, cracked or chipped, and uneven teeth, among other concerns. Candidates will also have relatively good oral health which can allow for multiple procedures to be successfully completed.
Some may confuse smile makeovers with full mouth rehabilitation as they address a wide variety of dental conditions in one extensive procedure. Smile makeovers are mostly aimed at improving the aesthetics of your smile, while full mouth rehabilitations or reconstructions are designed primarily to enhance functionality. Depending on your needs, our team will likely recommend one or the other, but that’s not to say you can’t receive a full mouth rehabilitation as well as other cosmetic treatments later.
All of the treatments and services included in the smile makeover procedure are designed and implemented in order to provide the most natural-looking results. For example, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and dental implants are all crafted with discretion in mind. These treatments are often color-corrected to match the tone of the rest of your teeth. The goal of a smile makeover is to enhance the appearance of your smile without being obvious or sticking out.
Vetting dentists ahead of any treatment is extremely important for the success of your results. When selecting a cosmetic dentist for a smile makeover, it becomes even more crucial. Ensuring that your dentist is a cosmetic dentist who has performed many smile makeovers before will be key. You are encouraged to ask to see before-and-after photos in order to compare your expectations with their past work. Looking online for patient testimonials and reviews can also be beneficial. Another major component of getting the best smile makeover results is to develop a rapport with your cosmetic dentist so they understand your needs and expectations, which can lend itself to a more customized treatment plan and successful outcome.
The smile makeover procedure is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and as a result, your cost will greatly vary from what it might be for another patient. The treatments included in your smile makeover will determine your cost, as well as how many dental appointments are needed to complete them. In addition, factors that may influence your total cost include the expertise of your cosmetic dentist, the geographic area of their practice, and whether you receive sedation dentistry as part of your procedure.
To get the best possible outcome from your smile makeover, it is important that you seek an experienced cosmetic dentist with a track record of successful outcomes. Choosing a dentist based on lower costs may indicate their lack of experience or use of shortcuts like low-quality materials. For the most natural-looking and longest-lasting smile makeover results, do your research and choose a dentist who can help turn your dream smile into a reality. Should you want to break your total cost into smaller, more manageable payments, our team accepts financing options and can help you get started.
For more information about how a smile makeover can improve the function and form of your teeth and gums, please contact Austin Dental Spa today to schedule your appointment.