Any number of cosmetic dental problems can be corrected using a single treatment – perhaps a teeth whitening, or porcelain veneers. When cosmetic issues are serious, though, more than one treatment may be needed, and this is what is known as a smile makeover.
When Is a Smile Makeover Appropriate?
If you enjoy good dental health (meaning that you have no tooth decay and no gum disease), then you can have a smile makeover. However, if you have dental health issues, then your Colorado Springs dentist will want to deal with them before proceeding with cosmetic treatments.
Is a Smile Makeover Purely Cosmetic?
At its essence, a smile makeover is intended only to improve your appearance. However, some dental treatments that are undertaken from a cosmetic perspective can also improve functionality. For example, you might want a set of crowns to give you a Hollywood smile. As a side effect, the treatment will also fix any bite problems you may have.
What Procedures Can I Have?
A smile makeover can include procedures like dental bonding, tooth colored fillings, dental crowns, and dental implants. The procedures you will have will depend on what you need to give you a perfect smile. Sometimes, one procedure can be dependent on another, and in that case, they will be performed in sequence. Once your mouth has healed from one treatment, you will come back for the next treatment in the sequence.
Are There Any Disadvantages?
Yes. For one thing, your dental insurer will almost certainly not cover cosmetic procedures. For another, if you think that a smile makeover is going to change your life in any significant way – get you the boyfriend or girlfriend you want, get you a promotion at work, make your Mom stop nagging you, and so on, you will inevitably be disappointed. It will, though, probably make you feel better about your appearance.