If you have been living with a less-than-desirable smile for quite some time and have been longing for the day when you can turn up the corners of your mouth to share your beautiful smile with the world, you may be wondering if now is the time to embark on a smile makeover. Making over your smile is often not accomplished with just a single procedure but may require multiple well-planned dental procedures spaced over time to create the smile of your dreams.
When various individuals think about making over their smile, they likely have different things in mind. There is no cookie-cutter method of transforming teeth from their current condition to one that meets with the approval of the person sporting the smile and footing the bill for any dental work that is required to make the transformation happen. That’s why it’s important to sit down with a dentist that not only has a level of expertise you can rely on, but is someone you feel comfortable with and can trust, in order to discuss what you’d like to see changed about your smile and to then talk through the options available to you to make that change a reality.
For some, all that is needed is a simple procedure or two to completely transform the look of a smile. For example, if your teeth are chipped or stained, you may opt to have your dentist apply porcelain veneers, which will cover any visible imperfections in your teeth and will only require one procedure to do so. Since the veneers cover not only chips, but also stains, you do not need to have additional procedures done to make your teeth look their best.
If, on the other hand, your teeth not only don’t look their best, but require some dental work to restore or maintain oral health, you may need to begin your smile makeover journey with more restorative procedures before you get to the cosmetic dentistry options available to you.
The key is to make sure that you thoroughly discuss any desires as well as having your dentist explain any obstacles to achieving the smile of your dreams. In doing so, you can not only get across what you would like to have done to your mouth or what you like or dislike about the current condition of your smile, but will be provided with professional advice about the best way to proceed in order to get the look that you want while also maximizing oral health. Of course, during this conversation, you should also discuss budget and time constraints, since both of these factors may impact the type of procedures you choose to move forward with.
Achieving the smile you’ve always wanted is within reach as long as you’re willing to endure the work and expense that may be associated with a smile makeover. The key is to work with a dentist you have confidence in and to come up with a well thought out plan for how you can make the transformation happen most effectively.
For more information about smile makeovers, contact Gentle Dental in Queens at 718-461-0100.