If you are looking for options that can completely remake your smile and address a number of aesthetic dental imperfections, a Smile Makeover may be the ideal treatment for your goals. With a Smile Makeover, you can resolve problems that may have caused you self-consciousness throughout your life, as well as issues that may have just come up over the past few years. The best part is: you and our cosmetic dentist will work hand-in-hand to develop a Smile Makeover treatment plan designed to fit your specific needs and goals with results that give you a beautiful, winning smile!
- What is a Smile Makeover?
- What can a Smile Makeover do for my smile?
- Smile Analysis and Design Process
- Smile Makeover Treatment Options
- Smile Makeover Cost
- Choosing a Smile Makeover Dentist
What is a Smile Makeover?
Smile Makeovers are completely customized procedures designed to address a number of concerns in combination. These procedures are meticulously and precisely designed utilizing the talents of our cosmetic dentists here at Thompson Center for Dentistry along with sophisticated technology that can create a detailed treatment plan to your specifications. A variety of treatments can be selected as part of a Smile Makeover in order to correct numerous dental issues that are having an effect on the appearance of your smile. This procedure can ultimately provide genuinely thorough smile rejuvenation with lasting results.
What can a Smile Makeover do for my smile?
Comprehensive Smile Makeovers can be very beneficial for patients who have:
- A “gummy smile”
- Worn-down teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Misaligned and crowded teeth
- Excessive gaps and spaces between the teeth
- Teeth that show signs of yellowing, staining, or overall discoloration
- Missing teeth
What is the smile analysis and design process?
To begin the Smile Makeover process, our dentist will create a comprehensive treatment plan. First, we will take digital x-rays and pictures of your teeth and gums from multiple angles. Then, we will use an advanced computer program to develop a full picture of what your smile can look like with specific treatment options. Once you see the potential results and approve the plan, we will create a scale wax-up of your teeth that can provide you with a fully realized model of how they can look once treatment is finished. Then, we will prepare your teeth and enter the “Provisionalization” stage. If you would like some changes or modifications to the overall result, they can still be made during this phase of the treatment process. Once you are happy with the overall design, we can begin the Smile Makeover procedure!
What are some of the Smile Makeover treatment options?
We offer an array of advanced treatments that can be part of a comprehensive, customized Smile Makeover. The links below will take you to detailed descriptions of some of the more popular options:
These are some of the most common options that can be included in a Smile Makeover, but they are by no means the only choices. Once our dentist has performed an oral evaluation and talked with you about your goals, treatment options that can be most ideal for your Smile Makeover will be suggested.
How much does a Smile Makeover Cost?
Since Smile Makeovers are personalized according to each patient’s unique needs, the total cost of the procedure can vary significantly from one individual to another. Factors that will be taken into account for the overall price include the type and number of treatment options that are part of the Smile Makeover, the complexity of the procedure, fees for dental materials, and other associated expenses. A member of our dental team will produce a cost estimate for your Smile Makeover once the treatment plan is developed during the initial consultation. We will be happy to talk with you about the many convenient payment methods accepted here at Thompson Center for Dentistry, or answer any questions you may have about dental financing options such as CareCredit®. This reputable health and dental care financing agency offers an array of monthly payment plans that can help qualified applicants find suitable ways of bringing treatment into their budget.
How do I choose the right Smile Makeover dentist?
Selecting the best possible dentist for your Smile Makeover is essential to achieving successful results. One of the first indications that a dentist is extensively trained and experienced in cosmetic dentistry is membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This distinction is very important because it proves that the dentist has met strict criteria required by the AACD, signifying that the dentist is committed to very high standards of care.
Since Smile Makeovers typically include advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments, your dentist should also be dedicated to pursuing continuous dental education. Dentists who consistently take courses and undergo training in addition to their previous educational accomplishments can remain abreast of the absolute latest techniques and procedures, which can ultimately improve results and the overall experience for patients.
As you research your options, it’s also helpful to view before-and-after photos and read reviews of the dentist being considered. The practice’s “Smile Gallery” can give you an idea of the results for which your prospective dentist is capable, while reviews and testimonials can tell you a bit about other patients’ experiences.
Once you have narrowed down the choices for your Smile Makeover, the final step in the selection process is to meet with the dentist for a consultation. This allows you to ask questions in person and evaluate your rapport, helping you determine your level of confidence in the dentist’s skills and approach to care. The dentist should provide a comprehensive oral evaluation and thoroughly explain the options for which you may benefit. Remember: you are about to transform your smile, so you should feel at-ease and confident in your prospective dentist’s abilities and demeanor right from the start!
Dr. Uyen Thompson is a member of the AACD and a firm believer in the pursuit of continuing dental education. She has also performed a large number of Smile Makeover procedures, creating results that have truly revitalized patients’ smiles and helped them achieve a renewed sense of self-confidence. She looks forward to answering your questions and talking more with you about how a Smile Makeover can meet your goals.
Are you considering a Smile Makeover? Please contact us today for more information on how we can renew your smile, or to schedule a consultation.