If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, it might be time to consider a smile makeover. A smile makeover is a series of dental treatments used to comprehensively address both cosmetic and functional issues with the teeth and gums. Patients who get smile makeovers often feel self-conscious about their smiles for many years—sometimes even decades—and the transformation they experience after their dental work is dramatic. Their smiles look better, but even more importantly, they finally feel confident about their appearance.
Here’s what to expect from the smile makeover process.
Good Planning Is Key
The smile makeover process starts with planning—and the planning starts with a consultation. You’ll come to our office and we’ll examine your teeth, go over your dental history, and discuss your treatment goals. We want to know what you like about your smile and what you dislike about it. What does a beautiful smile mean to you?
We never take a cookie cutter approach to smile makeovers. Instead, we take into consideration your facial features, the shape and size of your natural teeth, and the results you want to achieve. Our advanced technology means we can show you a preview of what your smile will look like once your treatments are complete.
Beautiful Smiles Take Time
While some smile makeovers only require cosmetic dentistry, many call for a combination of restorative and cosmetic treatments. Some of the common procedures we use in smile makeovers include:
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Inlays or onlays
- Teeth whitening
- Cosmetic bonding
Because your smile makeover will include a number of treatments, you will need to come in for multiple visits. Depending on the treatments needed, this may mean your smile makeover could take months to complete. If, for example, you need dental implants but require a sinus lift first, it can add up to six months to the process as we wait for your jawbone to heal enough to support implants. Beautiful smiles take time, but we promise the results will be worth it.
People Might Not Notice Your Smile Makeover—and That’s Not a Bad Thing!
Trust us on this one! The most successful smile makeovers are the ones where people see you and say, “You look fantastic! There’s something different about you. What is it? Did you get a haircut? I don’t know what it is, but you look so vibrant and refreshed!”
Of course, your close friends and family who see you regularly will notice that you’ve had dental work—that’s a given. But when it comes to passing acquaintances or people you haven’t seen in years, the best reactions are the ones where people know you look amazing, but don’t guess that it’s because you’ve had dental work.
Why? Because the best cosmetic dentistry isn’t obvious. We’ve all known people who have gotten bad dental work resulting in a blindingly-white smile or teeth that are big, boxy, and not a fit for their mouth. At Smile Studio 87, we want you to look like a better version of yourself—we do cosmetic and restorative work that looks natural and realistic.