A smile makeover, or full mouth reconstruction, can be a series of procedures a cosmetic dentist will use to rebuild or restore your teeth, creating an entirely different smile than the one you had before.
For a full mouth makeover, your dentist will apply one or more treatments to enhance your current smile, as well as solving for issues with your teeth, gums, and jaw.
Do I Need a Full Mouth Makeover?
If you have:
- Tooth loss after decay or trauma
- Teeth that have been injured or fractured
- Severely worn teeth after long-term erosion or tooth grinding
- Ongoing jaw issues, including muscle and headache pain, related to your bite
…then you may be a good candidate for a full mouth makeover.
When you are dealing with significant aesthetic or functional problems with your teeth, gums, or jaw, then a full mouth makeover could be solution to increased comfort and a better smile. And greater confidence in the way you act and speak will have far reaching, positive effects on the rest of your life.
Meeting With Your Dentist
Does your regular dentist specialize in cosmetic dentistry? It’s essential that you work with someone who has extensive experience, as this is a wholly separate focus compared to general dentistry, so meet with a dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry.
You will actually have a lot of control over your own smile makeover, and telling your dentist what you want from your new smile enables him or her to better deliver. Identify what you’re unhappy with about your current smile, and what you’d like to improve.
Once your dentist knows what you want, he or she can give you your options. Listen carefully to the pros and cons of each procedure, and imagine how each would fit into your life. When you communicate honestly with your dentist, he or she can help you make decisions that are best for you according to your wants, needs, and capabilities.
Ask Your Dentist:
“What’s my timeline?”
Your brand new smile could take time to achieve, depending on what you’re looking for. While some procedures, like veneers, can have you smiling wide in as little as a few weeks, other options, like braces or Invisalign, can take up to two years to show real results. Let your dentist know about your own desired timeframe and learn what can be achieved in this amount of time.
“What maintenance is needed afterwards?”
Find out what you can expect to happen after the procedures have ended. Many cosmetic dentistry processes require maintenance to keep your smile, whether that includes wearing a mouthguard at night, or going to your dentist for follow up appointments. Be sure that the post-procedure care is something you can commit to, so that you are sure you can take proper care of your restorations and keep them.
“What will my smile look like?”
With the current technology, your dentist can often give you mockups of what your smile should look like at the end of your full mouth makeover. You can then point out changes you’d like to make to your mouth and confirm that it is what you are looking for.
Schedule a Consultation Soon.
The majority of people who have a smile makeover done wonder why they waited so long before starting. Beginning the process earlier can minimize the work you need done, while putting it off could result in you needing additional procedures to achieve your desired result.
Are you ready to flash a brand new smile?