A beautiful smile makes a great impression, particularly during social events such as weddings and business seminars. Unfortunately, not everyone has perfect teeth and smile. Dental imperfections like chips, cracks, cavities, stains, gaps, misalignments, and missing teeth can make you feel less attractive, leading to embarrassment and self-consciousness.
Thanks to modern dentistry, you can achieve the beautiful, flawless smile you’ve always desired with a complete smile makeover. In this article, let’s learn what a smile makeover entails, what to expect during the treatment, and how to prepare adequately to ensure beautiful and long-lasting results.
A smile makeover is a cosmetic plan designed to address multiple dental imperfections to achieve an aesthetically appealing smile. The treatment incorporates a combination of dental procedures and techniques, both cosmetic and restorative, to meet your unique cosmetic needs and goals. Since everyone has different conditions and needs, a smoke makeover treatment is customized for every patient.
Since a smile makeover seeks to correct multiple dental flaws, it might need multiple appointments and can take weeks to months to complete, based on your condition and needs. Below is a typical procedure of what to expect:
The first step to a complete smile makeover is to book a consultation. During the consultation, our cosmetic dentist will review your dental history, evaluate your dental condition, and discuss your dental concerns and goals. This is important to determine your eligibility for the treatment.
If you’re eligible for a smile makeover, the dentist will design a custom treatment plan based on your dental issues and needs. The dentist can come up with more than one plan to choose from. The treatment plans should include the steps involved, benefits, risks, costs, and expected outcomes, among other details. The dentist will create appointments for the various procedures. Ensure you attend all your appointments for effective treatment.
Based on your treatment plan, the dentist may need to prepare your teeth or gums for the procedure. For instance, when preparing for dental crowns or veneers, you may need x-rays, enamel shaving, and impressions.
The actual dental treatments involved in your smile makeover will depend on your dental condition and needs. Some treatments require one appointment, while others, such as dental implants, may require several. Common dental procedures for a smile makeover include:
You may need some time to heal based on the procedure involved. For instance, invasive treatments like implants require a relatively longer recovery than dental veneers. Fortunately, your dentist will give you specific aftercare tips that you must follow strictly to promote a speedy recovery.
Your dentist can schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure everything is as expected.
Below are some practical tips for preparing for a smile makeover:
Do your due diligence:
Research and educate yourself about the smile makeover treatments you can expect and their benefits, success rate, risks, costs, and duration. You can search online or consult your cosmetic dentist.
Work with a qualified cosmetic dentist:
Ensure your cosmetic dentist is highly trained and experienced to perform the specific treatments you may need. You can check their certification, reviews, and before-and-after photos to access their skills and experience.
Based on your condition and needs, cosmetic dentistry can be relatively expensive. Before beginning the treatment, ask your dentist about the full cost of a complete smile makeover and related details like insurance and payment plans.
Communicate with your dentist:
Ensure the dentist understands all your needs and goals. Ensure you notify them if you have pre-existing health conditions or allergies.
Follow your dentist’s pre-treatment instructions:
Based on the expected treatment, the dentist can give you preparation instructions, like avoiding smoking or fasting. Follow these instructions strictly to ensure a successful treatment.
Arrange for transportation. If you have an invasive procedure and are sedated, arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you afterward.
For more information about complete smile makeovers, contact and book a dentist appointment at Randolph Dental Group to book your consultation today.