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What to Expect From a Smile Makeover

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A smile makeover is a term used to describe a treatment plan that involves a series of cosmetic or restorative procedures to comprehensively address the appearance and function of your teeth and gums. If you’ve felt self-conscious about your smile for years or even decades, you’ll experience a dramatic transformation with a smile makeover. Not only will you have a beautiful smile when your treatments are complete, you’ll also experience a renewed sense of self-confidence.

Here’s what you can expect from a smile makeover.

It All Starts With a Plan

The first step in a smile makeover is working with you to put together a treatment plan that addresses your cosmetic concerns and any functional issues with your teeth. During a consultation with Dr. Todd, he will examine your teeth, go over your dental history, and ask you about your treatment goals. What do you like about your smile? What do you feel self-conscious about? What would you like to change?

A smile makeover plan is highly customized for each patient. Dr. Todd considers your facial features, the size and shape of your natural teeth, and the results you’d like to achieve. With our practice’s advanced technology, we can even show you a preview of what your smile will look like when your makeover is complete.

Beautiful Smiles Take Time

Some smile makeovers are strictly cosmetic, while others involve restorative dentistry or a combination of the two types of procedures. Your smile makeover may include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Invisalign
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants

Because most smile makeovers involve two or more procedures, it’s common for multiple office visits to be needed. Sometimes these visits may be a few days apart, but if you require a procedure like dental implants, it may mean that your smile makeover will take several months to complete. We can let you know an estimated timeline during your consultation, but rest assured, the results will be worth the wait.

Realism Is Key

The last thing you want after having a smile makeover is to have everyone you know greet you by saying, “You fixed your teeth!”

When dentists take a cookie cutter approach to smile makeovers, the results are obvious—boxy, oversized teeth that are blindingly white. With a more subtle approach, everyone will notice that you look fantastic, but it will take them a moment to realize exactly what you’ve had done. You’ll simply look like a better version of yourself, which is exactly what you want out of a smile makeover.

A smile makeover isn’t like getting a haircut, where you can bring in a picture and tell your stylist, “I want this hairstyle!” A tooth shade, size, or shape that looks great for someone else might look unnatural for you given your unique facial features and proportions. With a customized plan, we can achieve realistic results.

Learn More About Smile Makeovers

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