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5 Things to Know Before a Smile Makeover

Smile-Makeover-WomanA Smile Makeover can be an ideal option for patients who have several cosmetic dental concerns they would like to address. This popular procedure involves a combination of aesthetic and/or restorative dental treatments that can produce a beautiful and comprehensive smile rejuvenation. Signs of staining and discoloration, chips and spaces between the teeth, missing teeth, misalignment, and asymmetrical gum tissue are some of the common conditions that can be improved as part of a Smile Makeover.

With all of this in mind, here are a few things to consider before undergoing a Smile Makeover:

A Smile Makeover Is a Valuable Investment in Your Appearance

Since a Smile Makeover typically involves a minimum of two cosmetic dentistry treatments, the procedure offers the opportunity to make a long-term investment in the appearance of your smile. Once you have been examined and you have decided on the ideal treatments to include in your Smile Makeover, our dentist will create a detailed treatment plan designed to meet your expectations. The goal is to produce a smile transformation that can last for many years with the proper care. As long as you follow our dentist’s recommended at-home oral hygiene routines and attend regularly scheduled follow-up appointments, the results of a Smile Makeover can be maintained for substantial periods of time.

Choosing a Skilled Cosmetic Dentist Is Key

The selection of the cosmetic dentist who will perform your Smile Makeover is one of the most important steps of the treatment process. Cosmetic dentists such as those on our team here at Scottsdale Smile Center have extensive experience with procedures that take dental health, function, and aesthetics into account. In addition to researching your prospective dentist’s background and credentials, you should also view before-and-after photos and read patient reviews. It can be very helpful to evaluate the results the dentist has been able to achieve for other patients.

Thorough Communication Is Important for Creating a Customized Smile Makeover Treatment Plan

The Smile Design and Makeover process is not one-size-fits-all by any means. In fact, the treatment is absolutely dependent on your unique needs, concerns, and goals. This makes it very important for you to honestly and thoroughly communicate all of your wishes regarding your expectations. Our dentist can certainly make recommendations based on the initial oral examination; however, by making sure he knows what you hope to accomplish, he is better able to provide a genuinely customized Smile Makeover that can achieve your goals.

Fostering an environment for open communication is a high priority here at Scottsdale Smile Center. In fact, we use several advanced technologies to enhance patient education and provide individuals with detailed information on the intricacies of their treatment plans. Our dentists utilize state-of-the-art digital imaging technology and cosmetic mock-ups to

explain what certain treatments can do and how they can affect one’s appearance. This is all part of the Smile Design process, allowing for a true collaboration between the patient and the dentist.

Treatment to Improve Your Oral Health May Be Necessary First

The health of your teeth and gums always comes first. In fact, it’s necessary to identify any problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, or other issues prior to performing any cosmetic treatments. Immediately addressing those concerns can ultimately help us create Smile Makeover results that last as long as possible.

Occasional Follow-Up Treatments May Be Necessary

While some Smile Makeover options, such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns, can last for decades with the proper care, others often need some routine “touch-ups” from time to time. This is particularly true of options such as teeth whitening, for which occasional follow-up treatments will be necessary to maintain brighter, whiter teeth for extended periods.

Smile Design and Makeover procedures can dramatically enhance smile aesthetics with results that have a positive effect on the entire facial appearance. If you would like to schedule a consultation for a Smile Design and Makeover procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact Scottsdale Smile Center today.