When you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, it can be very damaging to your self-esteem. If you find yourself covering your mouth with your hand when you’re in public and avoiding smiling altogether, you’re probably a good candidate for a smile makeover. You shouldn’t be embarrassed by your teeth, and a smile makeover combines several procedures that will drastically improve your smile and self-confidence.
You may have questions and concerns about your smile makeover, so here’s what you should remember before your procedure:
Do I need to check my overall oral health?
We will need to ensure that you are in good oral health before your smile makeover. If you are suffering from gum disease or tooth decay, these issues will need to be addressed first. You will need a strong foundation in place to support the cosmetic procedures of a smile makeover.
How do I know what I’ll look like after my makeover?
We will make a model of your mouth to show you exactly what you’ll look like post-procedure. To do so we will take an impression of your teeth.
What procedures are involved with a smile makeover?
Generally, a smile makeover encompasses porcelain veneers (a thin shell of porcelain that’s bonded to your tooth to fix shape and colour), inlays or onlays (restoration fillings), dental implants to replace missing teeth, and tooth whitening for improved colour. Some people also require Invisalign as part of their smile makeover, which are clear orthodontic liners that adjust teeth position in the same vein as braces.
Do I need to take antibiotics or painkillers?
Before your smile makeover, you may be given a prescription for painkillers and antibiotics if necessary. You should fill those prescriptions before your procedure so that you have them ready when you get home.
How long does the average smile makeover take?
Depending on what procedures you’re having done, a smile makeover can take between two and three weeks. Smile makeovers will require multiple dentist visits and you have to devote ample time to heal. However, the results are worth it because you will no longer shy away from smiling in public.
If you have concerns about your upcoming smile makeover, do not hesitate to contact us.