Smile Makeover Q & A
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a series of cosmetic dental treatments designed to correct several issues which affect an individual’s smile, gums, and teeth at once. These treatment programs are created by the dentist and are aimed at restoring the appearance of a bright healthy smile. These programs are best for people who have an array of dental concerns which they want to be addressed such as discoloration, teeth crowding, chipped teeth, and gaps. Most of the time, these treatment programs combine whitening, veneers or crowns, and in some instances orthodontics. Whatever treatments the patient needs are used to achieve a totally reconstructed smile.
Why have a smile makeover?
There may be a number of different reasons that a patient may want a smile makeover. One common reason for smile makeovers is damaged teeth. Whether the teeth are chipped, cracked, or crooked, a smile makeover can help. People who are missing teeth may also benefit from a smile makeover. Patients who have always been unhappy with the overall appearance of their smile may choose a smile makeover as a way to start over with a fresh new look.
What treatments are involved in a smile makeover?
A smile makeover, which is also called a full mouth rehabilitation or reconstruction combines a variety of dental procedures to correct multiple dental issues simultaneously to improve the function or appearance of the teeth, gums, bite mechanics and other structures or issues. When a number of dental issues or conditions need to be restored or corrected, Dr. Bigelow carefully plans and coordinates the order of service to ensure the best possible results.
The procedures can include many different dental services, the most commonly performed are:
- Whitening procedures to remove surface stains
- Porcelain or ceramic veneers to correct cracks, chips, gaps, stains, and uneven tooth edges
- Crowns to correct defects and provide strength
- Dental implants and bridges to restore missing teeth
- Onlays to correct large cavities and offer natural-looking results