If you are unhappy with your smile’s appearance, a smile makeover can help. Smile makeovers involve a combination of at least two cosmetic dental procedures. People can choose from various procedures to achieve a more beautiful smile.
Smile makeovers are available at Chandler Goltz, DMD in Slidell and the surrounding area. Our team can help determine which procedures are right for your needs. Call us today at (985) 570-9103 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.
Candidates for a Smile Makeover
A good candidate for a smile makeover is someone who is not satisfied with their smile. They may lack confidence in the appearance of their teeth. Other people who may want to consider a makeover of their smiles are those who are having functional issues.
Misshapen teeth, crooked teeth, and gaps in the mouth can affect speech and cause other complications such as difficulty and pain when chewing. People can choose to have a smile makeover for many reasons. Our team can create a customized treatment plan according to each patient’s unique needs and goals.
“A good candidate for a smile makeover is someone who is not satisfied with their smile.”
▣ Dental Care Plan After the Makeover
The procedures in a smile makeover require regular oral hygiene care and may need maintenance over time. For example, teeth whitening is not a permanent treatment. Patients will need touch-up treatments to maintain their results. While it is always important to practice good oral hygiene, it is especially important after a smile makeover.
Proper maintenance and care will help prevent future dental issues and previous problems from reappearing. Our team will provide patients with tips and instructions on how to maintain their new smile after. Tips for maintaining a newly restored smile include brushing and flossing multiple times daily and visiting the dentist for professional cleanings on a regular basis. Certain procedures require special care, so it is important to follow the instructions precisely.
“While it is always important to practice good oral hygiene, it is especially important after a smile makeover.”
▣ Dental Treatments for a Smile Makeover
After examining the patient’s teeth, we will develop a customized treatment plan to address their unique needs. Smile makeovers involve a minimum of two procedures. There are numerous treatment options to choose from depending on the patient’s issues.
Some of the most common dental treatments include veneers, bonding, implants, teeth whitening, crowns, and bridges. People who are interested in receiving a smile makeover should contact us to learn about the available options. A smile makeover can correct various cosmetic issues, such as gaps, stains, and crooked, missing, or uneven teeth. We provide comprehensive and custom treatments to help smiles look their best.
“Some of the most common dental treatments include veneers, bonding, implants, teeth whitening, crowns, and bridges.”
▣ Reasons to Get a Smile Makeover
Certain lifestyle choices can adversely affect the appearance and function of a smile. One lifestyle choice that can affect the appearance of teeth is smoking. According to Healthline, the nicotine and tar in cigarettes can cause teeth to become yellowed and stained. Additionally, people who smoke are also at higher risk of gum disease, further damaging teeth.
People should also avoid eating and drinking sugary foods and beverages. The sugar feeds the bacteria, which produce acid that can also damage teeth, causing cavities to form or erosion to occur. Fortunately, a smile makeover can give people a fresh start and a new smile. It is important for people who receive a smile makeover to change their lifestyle and make healthy choices to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
“Certain lifestyle choices can adversely affect the appearance and function of a smile.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a smile makeover the same as full mouth rejuvenation?
What are the most common procedures used for a smile makeover?
How long does a makeover take?
Is there recovery time after a smile makeover?
What aspects does the dentist consider when planning a smile makeover?
Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology
Bleachorexia is when people continue to abuse teeth whitening solutions without consulting professionals, causing significant damage to their enamel and gums in the process.
▣ Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
▣ Cosmetic Imaging
Cosmetic imaging allows oral health professionals to display and break down the changes a variety of cosmetic procedures can make to the patient’s appearance to help the patient understand.
▣ Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that increases the extent of a tooth structure for restorative or esthetic purposes.
▣ Dental Crown
A crown is an artificial tooth, usually consisting of porcelain, which covers the top of the implant to provide people with an aesthetically pleasing and fully-functional tooth.
A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
▣ Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth rehabilitation is a customized treatment that strives to optimize health and features of the entire mouth with multiple procedures.
▣ Smile Selection Guide
A smile selection guide allows patients to select the type of smile and the intricate details they desire when enhancing the appearance of one’s teeth.
▣ Smile Shape Guide
A smile shape guide helps patients determine how they want to change or improve their smile with various cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Tetracycline is an antibiotic that can cause permanent gray discoloration of teeth when people use it at a young age.