What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a process that enhances a patient's smile according to their desires. It involves creating the dream smile or Hollywood smile that the patient has always wanted. It's a patient-centered process that focuses on their aspirations for their smile. The best part about smile makeovers is witnessing the joy of patients who couldn't smile confidently before and seeing them unable to stop smiling after their makeover.

Is a smile makeover considered cosmetic or restorative dentistry?

While smile makeovers are primarily cosmetic, there's often a restorative component as well. For instance, if the front teeth have cavities or are worn down or damaged, we can fix this with a smile makeover while also enhancing the appearance of the teeth to give you the smile of your dreams.

What are the goals of a smile makeover?

The primary goal of a smile makeover is to give you the smile you've always desired. We aim to create a smile that you'd love to flaunt, one that will make you proud and confident in photos and selfies.

Who would be a good candidate for a smile makeover?

Anyone who wishes to improve their smile can be a candidate for a smile makeover. Patients who desire whiter, brighter, and perfectly aligned teeth are the ideal candidates. However, we ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for the procedure. If needed, we first work on improving the health of your gums and teeth. Most patients can become candidates for smile makeovers as we offer all types of dentistry at our office.

What are the procedures involved in a smile makeover?

The first step in a smile makeover is understanding the patient's goals for their smile. We then take impressions or scans of your teeth and send them to a high-end dental lab. The lab designs a smile that is beautiful, fits your face and mouth, and doesn't interfere with your daily habits. Once the design is approved, we prepare your teeth for the makeover. This involves creating a thin layer of space for the material, usually a form of porcelain and veneers, that we're going to put on the teeth. Afterward, we take a scan or an impression of the teeth to send to the lab for the final smile design. We then place temporary veneers to protect the teeth while we wait for the permanent ones. Once the permanent veneers arrive, we ensure everything was good with the temporaries, clean the teeth, and permanently cement the new smile in place.

What are the benefits of a smile makeover?

A smile makeover can be a life-changing experience. Patients who used to avoid photos or smiling can't stop showing off their new smile after the makeover.

Will I need anesthesia during a smile makeover?

Yes, we usually use anesthesia during a smile makeover to ensure the utmost comfort for our patients. We use special anesthetics and gels for a virtually pain-free numbing process.

How long will it take to heal from a smile makeover?

The healing process after a smile makeover is quick as the preparation of the teeth is minimal. Sometimes, the gums may need some time to heal if they get slightly irritated during the procedure, but this usually takes only a few days.

Can I resume regular brushing and flossing after a smile makeover?

Yes, once the process is complete and the permanent smile has been placed, you can resume your day-to-day oral care habits. Even when you're in temporary veneers during the process, you should continue gentle brushing and cleaning. We'll show you special ways to floss around your new smile to ensure its longevity.

How can I schedule an appointment to discuss a smile makeover?

To discuss a smile makeover, simply reach out to us at Preferred Dental Care. Our doctors and team are excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. We look forward to hearing from you.