What Is A Smile Makeover?
If you have multiple oral health issues as well as cosmetic flaws in your smile, you may be wondering how you can restore the natural appearance and function of your smile. And with a smile makeover from Charlotte dentist Dr. Picot at SouthEnd Dentistry, you can get the treatment you need to smile brightly, speak clearly, and eat your favorite foods, no matter what oral health issues you suffer from.
A smile makeover at SouthEnd Dentistry is a customized treatment plan developed by Dr. Picot to address the unique challenges to your oral health. By the end of your makeover, your smile will look and feel great, and you’ll be free of major oral health problems like damaged and decayed teeth. Contact us now to get a consultation today.
What Procedures Are Involved In A Smile Makeover?
This depends on your oral health, and what kind of problems you have with your smile. But typically, smile makeovers involve both restorative dentistry procedures as well as cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Restorative dentistry includes procedures that are intended to fix damaged teeth, or to replace missing teeth. Root canals for infected teeth, dental crowns for damaged teeth, and fillings for cavities are all considered to be restorative treatment. You may also need dental implants or a dental bridge to replace missing teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is usually done after restorative treatments. These procedures are not intended to fix oral health issues, but instead are meant to cover up aesthetic flaws in your smile, such as minor chips in your teeth, gaps between your teeth, and stained teeth. Common cosmetic treatments for smile makeovers include teeth whitening, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers.
In some cases, orthodontics like Invisalign may also be recommended. If you have major problems with your jaw position or the alignment of your teeth, these usually must be fixed before you can have cosmetic dentistry.
Periodontal care may also be required if you have gum disease. Before you can get a smile makeover, your gum disease must be eliminated or its progression must be halted and it must be under control.
The Smile Makeover Process
The smile makeover process will be different for each person at SouthEnd Dentistry, but it will consist of the following steps.
- Initial consultation – First, you’ll come to our office for an appointment with Dr. Picot. During your consultation, Dr. Picot will perform a comprehensive oral exam and discuss your oral health with you, as well as the cosmetic issues you may have with your smile.
- Develop a treatment plan – Based on your oral health, your input, and your budget, Dr. Picot will develop a comprehensive treatment plan for your case. Using treatments like dental implants, crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, and much more, Dr. Picot will ensure that you get the best possible results from your smile makeover.
- Get the care you need at SouthEnd Dentistry – Once you’ve approved and confirmed your treatment plan, you will simply need to come to our office as scheduled to get your smile makeover. Depending on your case, Dr. Picot will use a combination of restorative dentistry, periodontal care, orthodontic treatment, and cosmetic dentistry, to provide you with a beautiful, functional, and long-lasting smile that will stand the test of time.