What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a dental procedure that improves a person’s smile through cosmetic dentistry. It’s not about fixing dental problems, but involves correcting your teeth to improve how you look and feel when you smile.
The experienced dentists at Dr. Robert C. Dost & Associates use a range of techniques to improve the look and feel of your smile, including dental veneers, composite bonding, tooth implants, and teeth whitening. Once the procedures are complete, your smile feels and looks natural, boosting your confidence and improving self esteem.
What kinds of issues can be improved with cosmetic dentistry?
Unlike regular dentistry, cosmetic dentistry focuses on how your teeth and smile look. At your first appointment, your dentist performs a comprehensive evaluation, where they examine your teeth, gums, and the underlying support structure.
Afterwards, your dentist creates a customized treatment plan that uses the best procedures to correct the specific issues you’d like addressed. Through cosmetic dentistry, your dentist can correct a variety of problems, including:
- Tooth discoloration
- Alignment and spacing
- Crooked teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Large gaps
- Missing teeth
- Smile line
- Tooth length
- Tooth proportions
- Tooth texture
While addressing these issues, your dentist may use different procedures and techniques, including compost restoration, orthodontics, Invisalign®, dental implants, partial dentures, or bridges and crowns.
How long can I expect my smile makeover last?
Like any cosmetic procedure, a smile makeover requires proper maintenance for it to last. By using appropriate oral hygiene, most cosmetic dental procedures sustain at least 10-15 years, if not longer.
To improve the longevity of your smile makeover, brush your teeth two to three times a day and remember to floss at least once daily. Using a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste and alcohol-free mouthwash can also preserve the cosmetic procedures. It’s also important to avoid foods that are high in sugar and limit your consumption of alcohol and beverages that stain teeth, such as coffee, soda, and tea.
If you’re ready for a smile that is made to last, schedule online for an initial consult with Dr. Robert C. Dost & Associates. Your smile will thank you.