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3 Considerations for a Complete Smile Makeover

Scott Oral Health, Teeth Whitening

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, a complete smile makeover can completely transform your smile. Whether you’re missing teeth, struggle with severe tooth discoloration, have large gaps between your teeth, or need better alignment, a complete smile makeover can help. Here are three things to keep in mind when considering this procedure.


More Than One Procedure


A complete smile makeover is actually a series of different procedures that often include dental implants, restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. Each makeover is completely customized based on your personal needs. Very often, dental veneers are used to improve the shape, size, and color of your teeth. However, your complete smile makeover may not include dental veneers at all. Perhaps dental implants or crown lengthening is more appropriate to get the healthy looking smile that you want.


Financial Investment


Complete smile makeovers is a financial investment to your oral health. It tends to cost more than simple procedures such as cavity fillings. Typically, cosmetic dentistry services are not covered by insurance. This can mean that you’ll have to pay for the procedure out of pocket. Even if your insurance covers some of the procedures, you could hit your annual limit and be left with some out of pocket costs.

Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to lower the financial impact. Depending on the procedures you need, you could opt to spread out some of the procedures over a longer period of time to not have a large bill upfront or to not go over your insurance plan’s annual coverage limit. There are also some financing options available for medical and dental procedures that can help.


Takes Time


A complete smile makeover takes time to complete. You won’t walk into your dentist’s office for a single appointment and walk out with a brand new smile. The exact length of time that you can expect the treatment to take depends on what procedures you need. At a minimum, you will need several appointments. Your dentist may need to give your mouth time to heal between procedures.

A complete smile makeover is a transformative process that can make a big difference in the lives of the patients that choose it. Being embarrassed about your smile can impact various aspects of your life, including your confidence level, possible career opportunities, and how you feel speaking in public. If you have questions about a complete smile makeover, it is important to discuss the procedure with an experienced dentist.


Ready to Get Started?


Having a new smile is possible with a complete smile makeover, no matter what your teeth currently look like. Before beginning your makeover, consult with a skilled dentist to see what your options are and for advice on how to go about it. Kensington Natural Smiles wants to help you! Please give us a call at 301-933-3903 or email us at info@susanhodds.com today!