Who Is a Good Candidate for a Smile Makeover?
We recommend that you be in good general health and have no significant signs of gum disease or other oral concerns that could affect your safety or the quality of your results. If you have any dental conditions, we can help you treat these before beginning your smile makeover.
What Treatments Are Included with a Smile Makeover?
As a fully customizable treatment, a smile makeover can include a wide range of aesthetic enhancement options, including teeth whitening, Invisalign®, porcelain veneers, and more. Restorative techniques can also be added to your plan if desired. If you have a specific procedure or goal in mind, we encourage you to discuss this with Dr. Yanez during your initial consultation.
What Is the Smile Makeover Procedure Like?
Since the treatment is custom-designed to address your unique needs, each procedure will vary depending on your goals and selected techniques. Some treatments, including Invisalign®, dental implants, and porcelain veneers, may require multiple office visits. Dr. Yanez will discuss the details of the plan and the expected timeline for results during your initial consultation.
How Long Is the Smile Makeover Recovery Process?
Since a smile makeover is tailored to the needs and goals of each patient, each person can expect to have a different recovery experience. Some treatments have little to no downtime and can be completed in a single office session. More commonly the procedures will be performed over two or more visits with varying levels of recovery afterward. We make every effort to ensure you can return to your normal routine as quickly and as safely as possible.
What Is the Difference Between a Smile Makeover and a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Many patients have often confused a smile makeover with a full mouth reconstruction and wonder what the biggest differences between the two treatment plans are. The primary difference is that a full mouth reconstruction focuses on restoring complete oral function while a smile makeover is more centered around cosmetic improvement. A full mouth reconstruction usually involves restorative solutions like dental implants, porcelain crowns and bridges, implant-supported dentures, and tooth-colored fillings, but can also include cosmetic solutions if desired, including Invisalign® and teeth whitening. During your initial consultation, Dr. Yanez will evaluate your needs and goals to determine which treatment can provide you with optimal results.
How Long Will My Smile Makeover Results Last?
Each person’s smile makeover will involve different procedures tailored to them, so the longevity of results for one patient will vary from another. Generally speaking, a smile makeover can produce long-lasting, natural-looking results. Treatments like dental implants, crowns, veneers, and Invisalign® can last up to 10 years or more with the proper care and maintenance. Teeth whitening is usually the only treatment that may need touch-ups one to two times a year. Overall, it is important for smile makeover patients to maintain good oral hygiene to extend the longevity of their results. This includes brushing and flossing daily and going to the dentist for professional dental cleanings.
Is a Smile Makeover Painful?
Dr. Yanez uses the latest dental techniques and technology for all of his procedures to help reduce discomfort as much as possible. Most patients do not experience any pain during their smile makeover; however, patients may experience sensitivity, discomfort, or swelling after their treatment. These side effects typically subside within a few days and can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
How Much Does a Smile Makeover Cost?
Costs for this procedure will again depend on the treatment plan. As more modalities are added, costs will rise. We can help you find a solution that optimizes your desired outcome and respects your financial situation. Cosmetic enhancements are rarely covered by dental insurance, and we offer a range of financing options to help bring your smile makeover goals into your budget.
We welcome your questions. For more information, or to schedule a pressure-free consultation with Dr. Yanez, please contact our practice today.