As the name suggests, a smile makeover improves a smile through one or more dental procedures. Smile makeovers can involve procedures such as: teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, tooth-colored fillings, bridges and implants.
Reasons to consider a smile makeover
A smile makeover covers every aspect of improving a smile both aesthetically and functionally. In fact, a smile makeover can also correct a bad or misaligned bite and return your jaw to its natural and ideal position. Not only does this make you more comfortable and natural, it can also help you avoid complicated jaw problems in the future.
Considerations with smile makeovers
When considering a smile makeover, it is important to search for a dentist who is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Dr. Owens is not only accredited, but he has also completed the widely-respected Las Vegas Institute (LVI) Cosmetic Training. Also, Dr. Owens listens to each patient to discover what they are currently unhappy with and wish to change. He uses ideal tooth proportions, shape, shade, and transparency to give each patient a unique, realistic and stunningly beautiful smile.
The Process of a Full Mouth Restoration
A full mouth restoration is a type of smile makeover that involves covering each tooth with a porcelain veneer, crown, bridge or even placing an implant with a porcelain cap. These complex cases have incredible results, but require a lengthy process to make sure that your new smile is nothing short of perfect.
Dr. Owens starts with a cosmetic consultation in which he can listen to your situation, needs and goals. During that consultation, you are welcome to bring images of smiles that you find attractive and even analyze pictures of your own smile. Before beginning the process of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Owens also completes a comprehensive exam. In this thorough examination, Dr. Owens ensures that there are no undiagnosed issues, looks for risk factors, and makes sure that your oral health will support a smile makeover.
Once a treatment plan has been decided on, a wax-up of the design that you and Dr. Owens create is made. When this is returned, you will be able to see what your new smile will look like. During this appointment, you and Dr. Owens can discuss each aspect of the wax-up, or proposed smile, and make any modifications you like.
After you have fully approved this proposed smile, permanent restorations will be made. The preparations will be made and the wax-up you decided on will be used to make the temporary. In this way, you get to try on the final result and observe your smile in the mirror before any restorations are permanently bonded to your teeth. Again, if you notice any changes you would like to make now that you are wearing your new smile, you can discuss these changes with Dr. Owens so that your permanent restorations can be made exactly the way you want.
Once we receive the permanent restorations back from the lab, we have you double check that you are satisfied with the result and your new smile. Although it is not common, there are instances in which the final restorations are not perfectly in line with the patient’s preferences. If you are not completely happy with your new smile, we continue the process until you are. No restorations are bonded to your teeth unless you love them!