One of the more exciting services we offer at West 10th Dental is the smile makeover. Patients who get smile makeovers have usually been unhappy with their smiles for years––sometimes even their whole lives. Seeing them leave our office with a renewed sense of confidence is the best reward we can get as dentists. If you’re considering a smile makeover, here’s what you can expect.
Every Patient Is Different
So what exactly is a smile makeover? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer; a smile makeover looks different for every patient. Generally speaking, the focus is on cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of the smile, although many of these procedures may also have functional benefits and boost overall oral health too. Patients may opt to get a smile makeover if they are unhappy with the color of their teeth, the shape and size, chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, or crowding.
Smile makeovers usually involve one or more of the procedures below:
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Veneers
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Microabrasion (another method of whitening teeth)
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Implants
During your initial appointment with us, we’ll talk about what you don’t like about your current smile and what your goals are for treatment. We’ll go over each of your options and their costs, then work together to come up with a plan for your smile makeover.
You May Need More Than One Visit
Depending on the number of procedures we’re performing and the amount of time needed for each, you may need to make multiple visits to our office for your smile makeover. We know sitting in the dentist’s chair probably isn’t your favorite thing to do, which is why we’ve designed our office with a spa-like atmosphere and provide our patients with noise-cancelling headphones, digital flat screen monitors, and free wi-fi to help time go by faster.
You Might Be Surprised at the Difference It Makes
When our patients book a smile makeover that’s been years in the making, they’re excited to see the results, but often don’t anticipate just how much of an impact the procedure will make on their lives. When someone takes a picture, they don’t duck out of view, turn away, or give a closed-lip smile. They don’t cover their mouths with their hands when they laugh to keep people from seeing their teeth. Some patients feel good about themselves for the first time ever. When you’ve lived your entire life feeling embarrassed by your smile, it is a transformational experience to suddenly have that weight lifted off your shoulders.