Smile Makeover FAQ
Smile Makeover FAQ
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Smile Makeover FAQ
Smile makeovers come in all shapes and sizes. Usually, they are a combo of several procedures – including cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and neuromuscular dentistry – that end in a beautiful, fully functional, pain-free smile. At Zoma Dental in West Bloomfield Township, MI, we are happy to address all your questions when you visit us for a consultation but, in the meantime, here are some of the most common smile makeover FAQs answered.
What are the benefits of a smile makeover?
Of course, the biggest benefit of a smile makeover is a gorgeous smile that you’re proud to show off, but you also get to enjoy perks like:
- Improved confidence
- Healthier teeth
- Easier cleaning
- Look younger
- Look happier
- Bite and chew comfortably
How long will my smile makeover last?
Every smile makeover is meant to be durable, but some do last longer than others – it depends on the kind of treatments you undergo and how well you take care of your new teeth. For example:
- Dental implants: The implant itself should last a lifetime, though the crown or dentures atop the implant may need to be replaced when they wear out after a decade or two.
- Porcelain veneers: Can last for two decades or more and are stain resistant.
- Porcelain crowns: Can last up to 15 years in general, but some have longevity for double that time with proper care.
- Teeth whitening: Professional whitening can last up to three years, often much longer because most patients are provided with a whitening touch-up kit to use at the first sign of any dullness or discoloration.
The wear and tear caused by teeth grinding, age, medications, illness, and a patient’s dental habits all influence longevity. Maintaining good oral hygiene at home and seeing your West Bloomfield Township dentist regularly will keep your smile strong.
Can I get my smile makeover in one day?
The answer to this question is: It depends. If you’re only undergoing one procedure like teeth whitening, you may only need one dental visit to get it done. One procedure like porcelain veneers, though, takes at least two visits. Other treatments such as dental implants require multiple procedures and healing time that takes months to complete.
Ultimately, it’s a good idea to have patience as you pursue any smile makeover and trust that the work you have done will occur in the proper amount of time to give you the healthy smile you deserve.
How much does a smile makeover cost?
The cost of every smile makeover is different. Dental insurance will cover many restorative dentistry items, but cosmetic upgrades are typically out-of-pocket costs. You and your dentist will discuss your smile goals and budget before any work is scheduled or done to make sure you’re comfortable with what’s head.
Several other factors affect cost, including:
- What procedures you’re having done
- How many procedures you’re undergoing
- How many dental appointments you need to complete your makeover
- Materials used
- Experience of the dentist
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for a smile makeover?
Every smile makeover begins with a thorough consultation and dental exam from your West Bloomfield Township dentist. It’s important to let your dentist know what you want for your teeth and smile – what you want to look like, what doesn’t feel good, what you’re hoping to correct, and what procedures interest you.
An examination, digital imaging, and maybe even impressions will all be included in your appointment, giving your dentist a thorough picture of what your oral health looks like and how it can be improved. You don’t have to get every smile makeover procedure recommended, but if you listen to your dentist’s advice, you will end up with a healthy, strong, stunning smile that works well and looks good. That’s a successful smile makeover in anyone’s book.
Find out what kind of cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry procedures are right for you. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Zoma at Zoma Dental in West Bloomfield today and she can also answer the smile makeover FAQ that you may have.