Never let the word “makeover” in the phrase “smile makeover” scare you away from this treatment option. It is never meant to be radical, nor is it meant to involve complex or difficult treatments. Instead, a smile makeover at The Dental Edge in Provo, Utah is simply a treatment plan that involves more than one cosmetic dentistry solution.
Restoration and Esthetic Improvements
When a patient is interested in cosmetically improving their smile, they will visit our dental office and work with our general dentist to ensure their oral health is as strong as possible. We want to be sure you have no tooth decay, no need for any preventative or restorative treatments, and that your teeth and gums are in great shape. Once that is assured, we discuss the cosmetic issues you might have with your smile.
Sometimes, a cosmetic issue is also a functional issue and this is when we will suggest a smile makeover. As a simple example, a patient may have several teeth that are misaligned or damaged, and a missing tooth or two. They might also have some discoloration of the teeth due to many years of smoking. This is not a list of issues that can be dealt with in just a single treatment. For this patient, we would work out a customized treatment plan that would makeover their smile, restoring its function and making it look great.
This might mean discussing implants or a bridge to replace missing teeth, using crowns or veneers, or even using aligners like ClearCorrect. As a finishing touch, we might suggest laser whitening in our office or a take home whitening kit to give the smile the right level of brightness.
The Treatments in a Smile Makeover
When you hear the term “smile makeover,” it is a process that involves an array of treatment options. We consider the following treatments as typical parts of a makeover process:
- Amalgam filling removal
- Correction with aligners such as ClearCorrect
As you can see, there are many things that can be done to enhance the looks of the smile, but also that no two patients will require the same steps or treatments. It all begins with a visit to the dentist office where we can work with you to address any issues you have with the appearance of the teeth and gums. Depending upon the treatments needed, it can take as little as two office visits or up to two years (if you require extensive work with aligners). The good news is that the technologies exist to offer you any sort of improvements required.
Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist to Begin Your Smile Makeover
Is this the year you get a smile makeover? If so, now is the ideal time to speak with your preferred cosmetic dentist in Provo, UT about the options. Get in touch with us today by calling 801-373-2693 or by visiting our contact page.