Whats a Smile Makeover?

By: Jennifer Kimberley

Well, each one is unique. That's the beauty of a cosmetic smile makeover: that your particular dental needs and characteristics are what determines your smile makeover. You would want to choose a fully qualified cosmetic dentist. Some general dentists offer a little cosmetic work on the side. But for a transformative change in your smile which maintains your dental health and even improves it, you need an experienced cosmetic dentist.

Choose a Good Dentist
Dentists with extensive post-graduate training are often graduates of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). This is the school of choice for training in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry, and it attracts dentists from all over the world. A rigorous program of theory and hands-on training must be completed for a general dentist to graduate and use the LVI logo on his site. By the time a dentist has been through this intensive education, he or she is someone you can absolutely trust for world-class dental care, whether general or cosmetic.

Planning Your Smile Makeover
The first step would be a consultation with the dentist, and this is often complimentary. A good cosmetic dentist puts a high priority on patient education and will be very happy to answer your questions and suggest procedures he or she thinks will help your smile.

The second step would be your first visit for a thorough examination. Photos and digital X-rays would be taken, options discussed, and procedures planned so as to fit most comfortably into your schedule and budget. You could also talk with the dentist's financing person, to get an estimate of costs and to learn about options for 0% interest loans.

Not necessarily an Extreme Makeover
You may have heard that term, Extreme Smile Makeover. It doesn't mean you'll be having any extreme treatments. You might have just one or two procedures, and they might be quick and simple. But the difference they might make in your smile could well be extreme.

Possible procedures
The first one might be tooth whitening. That's because if you want to also have any porcelain restorations, the porcelain can be chosen to match your new whitened teeth.

?Porcelain veneers - thin shells for front teeth, which can instantly cover small defects such as chips, cracks, slight crookedness and stubborn discoloration
?Gum recontouring - to painlessly remove gum tissue that may be hiding part of the front teeth and giving you a "gummy smile"
?Porcelain fillings - to replace your old gray metal fillings
?Invisalign treatment - to straighten your teeth without any use of braces, by wearing clear, removable trays which are custom-designed for you
?Dental Implants - artificial tooth roots which can hold bridges and single replacements for missing teeth

Whichever set of procedures you choose, your cosmetic dentist will discuss the best order in which to do them, and will have your maximum dental health in mind throughout. A beautiful smile is based on healthy teeth, gums, and jaw joints. In these days of sophisticated dental technology and highly-trained cosmetic dentists, nobody has to live with an unattractive smile. Why not contact a good smile makeover dentist today?

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