A smile makeover is an elective procedure, or procedures that can transform your smile, giving you a different look, depending on the degree of treatment chosen. This might be a Hollywood style smile, where all the teeth are absolutely perfect and gleaming white or it might be a more natural
What are the different procedures?
The procedures that may be used in a smile makeover include straightening teeth, teeth whitening, and using crowns, veneers, and even implants to create a beautiful, healthy and complete smile. Your Houston cosmetic dentist can even re-contour your gums to create a more even appearance. Some people choose to have their entire mouth made over, while others may only want or need a limited amount of work such as teeth whitening and veneers to correct any minor imperfections.
The first step is to choose a good dentist in Houston, and to book a consultation to ask their advice and to discuss what is feasible. They will discuss all the options with you and suggest possible treatment plans, and advise you of the cost and the time involved. Certain procedures such as implants and teeth straightening can take months to complete, while teeth whitening and veneers and crowns may just take a few weeks.
It’s important to have teeth whitened first before having veneers or crowns fitted. This is to make sure that the shade of your crowns exactly matches your whitened teeth as once made the shade of the porcelain cannot be lightened.
See before you buy
It might be difficult to envisage exactly what you’re beautiful new smile will look like, and cosmetic dentists have a couple of ways of enabling patients to get a preview. Some may use computer imaging which will give a reasonable idea of what to expect, while another method commonly used is to take an impression of the mouth which is then sent to their dental laboratory. Your dentist will include the treatment plan being considered.
This will enable the laboratory to produce a plaster model from the impression taken and to modify the correct teeth using tooth colored wax so that you are able to see exactly how your new teeth will look. You can then discuss this with your cosmetic dentist, and any modifications can be made to the wax before the proper teeth are made. Your dentist may also use this model to construct the temporaries which is an excellent way of making sure that you will be happy with your new smile.