Smile Makeover in Atlanta, GA
If you worry about how daily life is affecting your smile or simply want a quick way to make a big change, a smile makeover may be right for you. Serving the communities of Vinings, Smyrna, and Atlanta, our dentist, Dr. David Fields, creates a unique plan to bring out your best smile, giving you a boost of self-confidence and more youthful appearance at Smile Envy Dental Group in Atlanta, GA.
What Is Smile Makeover?
If you are unsatisfied with your smile, then a smile makeover may be right for you. A smile makeover is one or more treatments that bring out your best and brightest smile. Sometimes a smile makeover is as simple as teeth whitening and dental contouring, or it can encompass dental implants, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding.
How Smile Makeover Works
Smile makeovers are highly customized treatment plans that are developed during a personal consultation with Dr. Fields. Dr. Fields listens to your goals, examines your mouth and develops a treatment plan to meet your needs.
Depending on the treatment plan, smile makeovers are completed in just one visit or a series of visits over two to three months. A consultation with Dr. Fields provides clear details and expectations for steps of treatment and what to expect from each procedure.
Benefits Of Smile Makeover
A smile makeover is a great way to boost your self-confidence one smile at a time. You will look and feel great knowing the smile makeover has corrected:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Crooked, overlapping teeth
- Chipped or misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
If you would like to improve your smile without losing your unique look, Dr. Fields’ smile makeover may be right for you.
Maintaining Your Results
Cosmetic dentistry procedures require regular oral hygiene care and may require maintenance over time. For example, teeth whitening must be repeated on occasion in order to maintain brightness. Porcelain veneers may chip or break off and need replacement. Permanent composite bonding may stain and require enhancement or replacement. Dental crowns typically require replacement after 10 to 15 years. Gummy smile improvements may also require enhancement over time.
Your ceramist, lab technician and the materials chosen by your dentist also impact the longevity of your smile makeover. To achieve the best results, take special care in selecting your cosmetic dentist and inquiring about your material options.
Your oral health must be evaluated before a cosmetic dentist develops a plan for your smile makeover. Your dentist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth, gums, underlying support structure and bite (occlusion) to determine candidacy for a smile makeover. If your evaluation reveals that you have an oral health problem – such as a misaligned bite (malocclusion) or gum disease – you will need to have that taken care of first.
How Much Does Smile Recovery Cost?
The cost of Smile Recovery varies depending on the treatment plan. Some treatments may be covered by your dental insurance. Our friendly staff can help determine the total cost of treatment after an initial consultation with Dr. Fields at Smile Envy Dental Group.
We offer a variety of payment options including cash, credit card, and personal check. We also offer convenient financing options with low monthly payments through CareCredit®.
If you are ready for a younger, fresher, more dazzling smile, contact the Atlanta office of Dr. David Fields at Smile Envy Dental Group to schedule your personalized consultation.
Maintaining Your Results
Knowing how to modify your oral hygiene habits to best care for your restorations will help you maintain your new smile for years to come.
Highly abrasive toothpaste and tooth brushing habits can scratch the surface of restorations, dulling their polish and luster. As such, non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste is recommended. An example of non-abrasive toothpaste is Rembrandt, which was originally developed for use by people with cosmetic restorations. Brush two-to-three times each day for maximum effectiveness.
Flossing is a key factor in removing debris and plaque from the teeth, and actually increases the lifespan of restorations and helps prevent tooth decay. Flossing is important for everyone, but is especially important for people with veneers, since impeccable gum tissue health is important.
Mouthwashes containing alcohol have been shown to have a negative effect on composite fillings. What’s more, the alcohol content in mouth rinses, over time, can degrade the bond between your restorations (crowns and veneers) and your teeth. Use alcohol-free mouthwashes instead.
Food and Drinks to Limit or Avoid
Avoid foods high in sugar and limit between-meal snacks to prevent cavities. Limit consumption of coffee, soda, tea, etc. to keep your smile stain free.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages excessively. Too much alcohol can ruin your dental work.
Refrain from biting and/or chewing hard objects such as pens, staples, metal, bottle caps, etc.
If you grind your teeth (bruxism) and were fitted with a nightguard to prevent damage to your teeth and restorations, wear it.
Considering that the cost of porcelain veneers ranges from $900 to $2,500 per tooth, and the cost of composite bonding is approximately $250 to $1500 per tooth, you’ll want to follow your dentist’s and hygienist’s maintenance recommendations in order to maximize longevity.
Although cosmetic dental restorations are not indestructible and will eventually need to be replaced (five to seven years for composite; 10 to 15 years for porcelain), the life of your new smile depends as much on how well you take care of it as on the skill and talent of your cosmetic dentist.
Replacing a broken or fractured veneer or crown involves impressions, shade matching, a temporary and waiting for a permanent restoration. And, depending on your dentist’s policy, you may be responsible for the full cost of replacing the damaged dental crown or veneer.
Follow your dentist’s instructions to ensure the long-term beauty of your new smile, and be sure to keep all follow-up and regular cleaning appointments with your dentist and hygienist.