A cosmetic makeover or a smile makeover is a combination of cosmetic dental treatments used to achieve your perfect smile. This can involve a combination of cosmetic and restorative procedures that straighten, whiten, replace, and restore the teeth, gums, or jaw.
Not only can a cosmetic makeover transform the appearance of your smile, but it can also restore the health of your teeth and gums or repair damage from dental trauma. We work with you to determine what your cosmetic goals are, in order to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and budget.
Patients use cosmetic makeovers to restore the structure, health, and appearance of their teeth, gums, and facial structure. This can be achieved with a number of procedures, including:
Invisalign Orthodontics - Straighten misaligned teeth and an improper bite
Dental Implants - Replace missing teeth & prevent bone loss
Dental Bridges - Replace between 1-3 consecutive missing teeth
Porcelain Crowns - Cover dental imperfections or damaged teeth with tooth-colored dental crowns. We can replace silver and gold crowns with porcelain or ceramic materials
Tooth-Colored Fillings - If you’ve received silver amalgam fillings in the past that stick out in the mouth, we can replace these with tooth-colored composite resin fillings
Veneers - Change the appearance of your teeth entirely with veneers that can cover up discoloration, chips, gaps, and oddly shaped or sized teeth
Teeth Whitening - Whiten your teeth by up to 10 shades with professional teeth whitening
Dental Bonding - Rebuild the structure of your teeth, cover up minor chips and cracks, or alter the length and shape of the teeth
Tooth Reshaping & Contouring - Also known as enameloplasty, this procedure involves filing down and reshaping the tooth enamel to alter the size, shape, and length of the teeth
Because cosmetic makeovers are tailored for each patient’s specific needs and can involve a variable number of treatments and appointments. Also, depending on the type of dental insurance you have, the cost of a cosmetic makeover will have a big range.
Most cosmetic procedures are not covered by dental insurance unless they are deemed medically necessary or are repairing damage from dental trauma or decay. The best way for us to give you an estimate of the cost of your cosmetic makeover would be to come in for a consultation where we can discuss what changes you would like to make and how we can achieve them.
This depends on what dental, structural, or aesthetic issues you are having with your smile. Our cosmetic treatments can address many different issues. If you are looking to improve the shade of your teeth, we can achieve this with teeth whitening, dental bonding, veneers, or dental crowns.
If you have chips or cracks in your teeth, dental bonding, veneers, or dental crowns are the best options to cover these. If you would like to alter the shape, size, or appearance of your teeth altogether, this can be done with veneers or a combination of dental bonding and contouring.
Crooked teeth can be corrected with Invisalign or veneers, missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants, bridges, or dentures. These are just some examples of the many different possibilities we can achieve with your cosmetic makeover.
If you would like guidance on which treatments would be most suitable for you as well as a quote, contact us at Scarsdale Smiles today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alexander Cox.