What is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover, or teeth makeover, is perhaps the most personalized procedure performed at Deer Park Dental in Stockton, CA. It is when we ask you, “If we could wave a magic wand, and have your smile look however you would like, what would that look like?” And then we discuss how to achieve it. Therefore, a smile makeover can be very simple or elaborate. Regardless of the treatment plan, we want your smile to not only look fabulous, but to be healthy and functional.
Smile Makeover Treatment Options
Some of the main treatment options involved in a smile makeover include:
Depending upon the complexity of your case, there are multiple procedures in our “cosmetic dentistry toolbox” that can be used for a smile makeover. Smile Makeovers also include orthodontics, dental implants, gum recontouring and more.
Ideal Candidates for a Smile Makeover
Individuals who are committed to keeping their smile healthy are good candidates for a smile makeover. This includes achieving and maintaining good gum health, proper at-home oral hygiene and in office professional cleanings, and protecting his or her new smile with a proper diet and with a night guard if necessary.
Benefits of a Smile Makeover
There are many benefits to an attractive smile. A smile is often the first feature we notice in others. It is said that from the length of a football field, you can tell if someone is smiling or not. Smiles communicate so much: warmth, confidence, intelligence, friendliness, and they inspire others. Smiles are infectious. When you genuinely smile at someone, chances are they will smile back. Studies show that the more you smile, the happier you become. But if one is self-conscious about their smile, they may smile less and miss out on all of the benefits of smiling.
How to prepare for a Smile Makeover
Having a good, thorough consultation is the best way to prepare for the procedure. Make sure that all of your questions are answered and that you are a part of the design process. This will help ensure you end up with the smile you desire.
Is anesthesia used during treatment?
Local anesthesia is typically used unless the treatment is very conservative.
What to expect during recovery
The answer to this question can vary wildly from one individual to another. In some cases, treatment is very conservative and there would be virtually zero postoperative discomfort. In more involved cases patients may experience days to weeks of sensitivity.
Will my Smile Makeover require more than one appointment?
Not including the planning (which is the most important step). Dental bonding takes one appointment and porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns require two appointments.
When will I be able to return to normal activities?
In most instances, you can return to normal activities immediately. Even with the most involved cases, you should be fine to return to regular activities the next day. Keep in mind that if you are in temporary crowns or veneers, you will need to bite and chew things gently during that phase.
How long will my results last?
The answer to this question can vary from person to person and depends upon the procedure. If you take good care of your new smile and wear a night guard if it is indicated, bonding will typically last over 5 years and porcelain veneers will last over 10 years.
Schedule an appointment
If you have questions, or would like to discuss how our team at Deer Park Dental can help you achieve your smile makeover goals, call (209) 478-3036 to schedule a consultation today!