10 Interesting Facts about Smile Makeovers
A Timeless Smile with a Makeover
While Helen of Troy’s smile apparently launched a thousand ships, you might be feeling like yours could sink an entire fleet. Whether it is misaligned or missing teeth, discoloration or general wear and tear, when your smile suffers, so does your self-esteem, work and social life, and possibly even your health. If this sounds like you, a smile makeover could be precisely what you need.
To help you decide, we share 10 interesting facts about smile makeovers including what it is and why you should seriously consider one.
Let’s get straight to the point, shall we?
1. Smile makeovers can involve different procedures.
A smile makeover can include a range of treatments, from replacing missing teeth, correcting unaligned teeth or an improper bite or even replacing old, outdated dental procedures. After a thorough examination, your dentist will be able to recommend a smile makeover for you. This could involve an implant to replace a missing tooth or teeth as well as having your teeth whitened, for example.
2. It is about more than just aesthetics.
Yes, smile makeovers are about giving you back your gorgeous smile, but there is so much more to it. More often than not, your dentist will combine his cosmetic and restorative dentistry skills to give you a smile you deserve, while repairing and restoring any damaged or missing teeth. He will also recommend ways to prevent further damage down the line. Depending on the condition of your teeth, the process could be as straightforward as recontouring your teeth, or it could involve some restorative work like implants or bridges. These restorative procedures will help you keep your teeth longer and improve your overall oral health.
3. There is no age limit for a smile makeover.
Don’t feel excluded if you are no longer a tween, teen or young adult. Regardless of your age, a smile makeover will have you reaching for the selfie stick too. While not all procedures will be suitable for older patients, there are different options available such as clear aligners as well as dentures and implants.
4. And it isn’t financially out of reach.
Contrary to popular belief, smile makeovers are not only for the super-rich. During your obligation-free appointment, we will discuss any concerns you may have about the procedure as well as the costs. We can also help you to decide the best payment option to suit your budget.
5. Chances are you’re the perfect candidate for a smile makeover.
When it comes to a smile makeover, there is no such thing as an unsuitable candidate. Your dentist will do a full smile assessment to check the condition of your natural teeth and will ask questions about your overall health and your lifestyle. Although one type of procedure might not work for you, there will be others he can recommend that will suit you.
6. It’s not a one-smile-fits-all thing.
A smile makeover isn’t a one-smile-fits-all kind of thing. While you might have an idea in mind of what you want your teeth to look like, it is essential to keep in mind that what suits your favorite celebrity might not necessarily suit you. Ideally, you want your new smile to look as natural as possible.
7. 3D technology means you don’t have to wait for a big reveal.
Remember TV shows like Extreme Makeover where there would be a big reveal at the very end of the makeover? Nowadays with all the digital technology available, your dentist can show you what your new smile will look like during your consultation, so you know what to expect.
8. Your gums matter.
Smile makeovers might be about your teeth, but the health of your gums play a crucial role too. If left untreated, periodontal disease can result in loose or missing teeth, sensitivity and tooth and gum decay, which will affect the outcome of your makeover. Should you have any concerns regarding this, your dentist can discuss all your options during your consultation.
9. Not all cosmetic dentists are created equal.
Although a smile makeover is about looking good, it also involves dental procedures. When deciding on a dentist, do the necessary research, ask for references and look at their before and after pics. Don’t choose a dentist because they have buy-one-get-one-free offers. Sloppy smile makeovers will cost you financially, physically, and emotionally in the long run.
10. Your smile makeover is a phone call away.
A smile makeover is a simple phone call away. Practicing in Wayland, Michigan, Dr. Sexton has been giving his patients something to smile about since 1984. From a straightforward teeth whitening treatment to a complete makeover, the team at Bruce Sexton DDS will be by your side every step of the way.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to your old self and hello to your new selfie, call us or book your appointment online today.