A smile makeover: Are veneers my only option?

A smile makeover is a common approach to cosmetic dentistry. In a makeover, your dentist will recommend a set of procedures designed to address the exact concerns you have with your smile. This will usually involve a combination of treatments, sometimes but not always including dental veneers.

What Kinds of Procedures Are Included in a Smile Makeover?

The types of procedures included in your smile makeover will depend upon what you want to change about your smile and the recommendations of your cosmetic dentist. Some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures most often incorporated into a smile makeover include:

Although cosmetic veneers can be used to correct a wide range of cosmetic issues, they are not always the best or the only choice to correct the look of your smile. Before you begin your smile makeover, you will consult with your dentist to determine the best options for you.

Your Smile Makeover Consultation

Before you begin your smile makeover, you will consult with your cosmetic dentist. This consultation will involve a conversation about what you don’t like about your smile, what you would like your smile to look like after your makeover, and what cosmetic procedures are most likely to help you reach that goal. You’ll also look at before and after pictures of other clients. This will help you determine if your cosmetic dentist’s treatment approaches agree with the vision you have for your smile.

If your dentist feels cosmetic veneers are a good choice for you, they will be recommended for your makeover. However, if your teeth can be treated with a less invasive procedure like teeth whitening, or if you require more extensive orthodontic treatment, like braces or Invisalign, your dentist will make these recommendations. Between the two of you, you will decide what approach is most likely to give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

Nathan Muaina

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