If you would like to improve your smile, a smile makeover may be right for you. But many patients are unsure which treatments to choose or how to select the right ones for their smile needs.
To learn more about smile makeovers, we compiled this list of answers to some of the frequently asked questions we receive from our patients.
How does a smile makeover work?
A smile makeover is a customized cosmetic treatment plan designed to address your unique needs. We begin with a consultation to provide an oral examination and discuss what you’d like to change about your smile. The plan considers your current oral health, schedule, and budget.
As part of your smile makeover, we provide an estimated timeline of how long it will take to complete each procedure. You may need several treatments that must be scheduled several weeks apart to reach your goals.
What is included in a smile makeover?
Your smile makeover is unique to your needs, but here are some of the most common treatments.
Some patients may require one or more of these procedures:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental bonding
- Porcelain veneers
We also may incorporate dental implants, bridges, crowns, or laser gum recontouring, depending on your oral health needs.
What makes someone a good candidate for a smile makeover?
As long as you have good oral health, you can benefit from a smile makeover. However, if you have gum disease or other oral health concerns, we address these issues first so that your mouth is healthy and can sustain cosmetic dental treatments. Not only does this provide better results, but your results will last longer.
Who should get a smile makeover?
You should get a smile makeover if there are aspects of your smile that you’d like to change. The issue may be big or small, involving one or more teeth. In some cases, patients just want to make a minor adjustment to their teeth.
Here are common issues a smile makeover addresses:
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Crooked, misaligned, or overlapping teeth
- A gummy smile
- Teeth that are uneven in length
- Missing teeth
Can a smile makeover benefit your oral health?
Yes. Improving the look of your smile provides benefits beyond aesthetics. Cosmetic dentistry can improve the alignment of your bite. This also makes it easier to keep your teeth clean, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
How much does a smile makeover cost?
At LakeView Dental Arts, we determine the cost of each procedure on a case-by-case basis. The exact cost of your smile makeover depends on the treatments you choose, the materials involved, and the complexity of those procedures. We will outline the cost of each procedure in your proposed smile makeover, giving you a chance to factor the price into your budget. Also, we offer third-party financing through CareCredit to help patients pay for their smile makeover by making small monthly payments.
Smile Makeovers in Kingston, Tennessee
Our dentists at LakeView Dental Arts are here to help make your smile dreams a reality. Using state-of-the-art technology, paired with our many years of experience, we can help you achieve your smile goals through cosmetic dentistry. If you would like to learn more or find out which treatments are right for you, please contact LakeView Dental Arts by calling (865) 248-2199 or visiting us online.