If you are finishing out 2014 with a less than stellar smile, consider making 2015 the year you focus on you and find some time to make over your smile. As the name entails, smile makeovers are designed to turn your smile from drab to fab, just as you might get a beauty makeover or a wardrobe makeover. The key to achieving the end result you seek is to sit down with a cosmetic dentist you feel comfortable with and have confidence in and then discuss with him or her which aspects of your smile you would like to change. Together you can then come up with a plan for how to achieve your goals in the most effective and efficient way possible.
For some, an extensive series of procedures may be required to truly transform a smile. However, for others, achieving the smile of their dreams is a simple as having a couple of standard dental procedures performed. The key to a successful smile makeover is understanding what all of your options are and then determining which treatments will help you get what you want while meeting any specific criteria that is important to you.
Not everyone has the same goals and the same priorities when it comes to making over their smiles. For example, for some, money is no object and they want the best that money can buy so their pearly whites look as beautiful as possible. To these people, the most natural-looking and longest-lasting options are usually high up on the priority list when it comes to selecting treatments. For others, however, budgets may be tighter but that doesn’t mean that they still shouldn’t be able to enjoy a more beautiful smile. In these cases, lower cost options may have to be considered that still achieve the same overall result, but that may have a few drawbacks as compared to pricier options.
Smile makeovers can entail anything from orthodontic work to jaw surgery, in addition to what many people think of as traditional cosmetic dental options. In addition, many patients need restorative work performed on their teeth before any cosmetic enhancements are made. For example, if you have a tooth that has been badly damaged, you may require an extraction before a decision can be made as to how to restore the tooth so it not only looks beautiful but functions properly. The health of gums should also be factored into the treatment plan of a smile makeover. After all, you wouldn’t want to invest so much time and money into beautifying your teeth, only to have issues with your gums down the road that may put you at risk of losing those pearly whites.
The New Year is often a time that people make resolutions to improve their health or self esteem, among other things. They may resolve to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more or grow their hair out. If the health and beauty of your teeth is not quite what you’d always hoped it would be, you may want to consider putting a smile makeover on your list of 2015 resolutions.
For more information about smile makeovers, contact Gentle Dental in Queens at 718-461-0100.