The many reality shows that focus on makeover projects may have left you thinking that a smile makeover is all about the looks of your teeth and gums. Therefore, patients of Kurz Family Dentistry in Dacula, GA should take a bit of time to understand just what a smile makeover means.
Though it is something done with our cosmetic dentist, a makeover of this kind can require restorative dentistry too. After all, the full definition of a smile makeover involves more than a single treatment. So, if you require only teeth whitening to get the smile of your dreams, then it is not a technical makeover. Typically, a makeover may require:
- Bridges or dentures
- Porcelain veneers
- Inlays or onlays
- Teeth whitening
It can also require dental implants , dental crowns and more. We begin any smile makeover with a comprehensive examination and look at any of the restorative or general dentistry solutions you need. If there are teeth with some decay or signs of gum disease, our team wants to get these under control before addressing the appearance of the mouth. We will also look first at the function of your teeth and gums, suggesting any restorative treatments needed to ensure you look, speak and eat as naturally, effectively and comfortably as possible.
After that, we can begin the different processes needed to achieve your makeover goals. We understand that all patients are different, and we never provide a makeover as a one size fits all activity. Instead, any treatment plan is going to be customized to patient needs, budgeting and schedule. We use a logical approach to the work done, and offer different options based on your wishes and goals.
As a simple illustration of a basic smile makeover, we might find that your oral health is strong and that you need only some whitening and porcelain veneers or Lumineers to achieve your goals. This would mean you can do an entire makeover in as little as two office visits! Alternately, it could be that you require a few more extensive treatments, such as replacing old metal fillings or even replacing missing teeth.
If that is the case, we work with you to determine if tooth colored fillings or new dental crowns might be the best solution. If there are gaps, we help you to look at your budget and determine if dental implants or dental bridges are the most realistic choice.
The good news is that we have an extensive range of treatment options, and that the end result is not just a good looking smile. Your teeth and gums will be as healthy, functional and attractive as possible. The results of your makeover will be for the long term and easily maintained by regular checkups, cleanings and good oral hygiene.
Begin Your Smile Makeover Today
Now that you know a bit more about smile makeovers , it is time to talk with a cosmetic dentist in Dacula about the treatment. Get in touch with us today by calling our dentist office at 770-904-6088 or by visiting our Contact page .