At Essential Dental Spa, we believe that smile makeovers aren’t a single procedure, but a combination of treatments that can help address a myriad of dental and facial cosmetic concerns.
Every day thousands of Americans look at their smile in the mirror and wish they could do something to make it the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Cosmetic Dentistry has the ability to make this wish come true through treatments that can change the shape of your teeth, mouth, gums, and lips to craft the perfect smile for you. If you’ve wondered if there’s more that can be done to enhance your smile, we’ve provided this guide to learning whether a smile makeover can make a difference for you.
Here’s a set of self-assessment questions that you can ask yourself to see if you’ll benefit from a smile makeover:
- Do you hide your teeth when your picture is being taken?
- Do you have gaps in your teeth that make you feel uncomfortable?
- Do you feel that your teeth age you?
- Do you hold back your smile to avoid showing your teeth?
- Do you hold your hand in front of your mouth when you smile, laugh or talk?
- Do your teeth appear to be worn out or discolored?
- Do you have damaged teeth?
- Do you envy other people’s smiles, including the way their teeth look?
Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than 99 percent of all American adults believe that a smile is an important asset for social situations. Perhaps that is why so many patients are electing cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smiles and boost self-confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
You may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry if your healthy teeth have imperfections that you would prefer to be changed to enhance the appearance of your smile. It is important to recognize that esthetic dental treatments are not meant to alter your overall appearance, but rather to provide a positive change that compliments the health and natural appearance of your teeth. If you think cosmetic dentistry is right for you, contact your cosmetic dentist today to schedule a consultation.
What should I expect from my cosmetic dental visit?
Due to great strides in dentistry, cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry can overlap in a single visit. You can expect your cosmetic dentist to discuss health implications, as well as esthetics at your appointment.
What types of cosmetic treatments are available to me?
There are many types of cosmetic treatments available, from in-office teeth whitening to total smile make-overs. The types of treatments available to you will depend on your overall goals, but may include professional whitening, tooth-colored fillings, bonding, crowns, veneers, or dental implants.
What should I expect after receiving a cosmetic treatment?
You will receive special care instructions following your treatment. For example, if you have your teeth whitened you should avoid highly pigmented beverages and foods for several days to prevent staining. On the other hand, a dental implant make-over may require a significant amount of down time, as well as a temporary, but limited diet.