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Smile Makeover

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A smile makeover is a comprehensive dental makeover combining two or more cosmetic dentistry procedures. We might suggest this approach when addressing multiple issues with the appearance of teeth. It is increasingly popular as people seek to achieve their perfect smile. Using more than one cosmetic dental treatments can be a more conservative approach while still achieving excellent results.

Which Treatments Are Used in a Smile Makeover?

Treatments that are typically used in a smile makeover include:

This procedure can include other procedures, such as zirconia crowns, porcelain bridges, and adult orthodontics.

Smile Makeover Treatments

Who Can Have a Smile Makeover?

You need to have good dental health. It doesn’t matter if you have missing multiple teeth, but you should not have any signs of active dental diseases, for example, periodontitis (gum disease) or dental decay. We can treat any dental problems before your smile makeover. Beginning treatment with a healthy mouth provides a strong foundation on which to build your new smile so results last longer.

The process begins with a visit to our dental practice.

Developing Your Smile Makeover Plan

When you visit our practice, we can assess your dental health and determine your suitability for treatment. Our dentist will spend time talking with you, getting to know you to understand your treatment goals and how best we can meet and hopefully exceed them.

We may wish to take digital dental x-rays, photos, and dental impressions to plan your teeth makeover fully. Once we have compiled your treatment plan, we can discuss it with you, going through it step by step.

Understanding your Smile Makeover Treatment Plan

We will explain each treatment, including how it will help achieve your aims. The plan will include a breakdown of the predicted costs and time required.

There will most likely be more than one option available for particular procedures. This can be due to different techniques or materials, which also affect the price. When this is the case, we can show you examples of each material, explain why one choice costs more than another, and explain the pros of each.

Questions are encouraged. We know it can be a lot of information to take in, so please ask if you are not clear on a particular treatment or would like more information.

How Long Will a Smile Makeover Take?

The time depends on the procedures selected and whether you have dental problems requiring treatment beforehand or if it is a simple smile correction. Some people may need nothing more than a hygiene treatment and teeth whitening to make their teeth gleam with health.

Procedures including dental crowns and bridges, veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, and gum contouring can often be completed relatively quickly. Treatment will take longer if you wish to include more complicated treatments like adult orthodontics or tooth implants for a more comprehensive aesthetic smile reconstruction.

Treatments may be planned in a specific sequence. For example, if you choose to have porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, we must complete your teeth whitening first. This is because our dentist can then accurately match the shade of your new veneers to your newly whitened teeth. Other treatments like gum contouring may also need to be completed before veneers, crowns, or bridges.

Planning a Smile Makeover for a Special Event

Many people plan a smile makeover to celebrate a special event or milestone birthday. If this applies to you, we advise allowing plenty of time for your smile makeover. Allowing yourself lots of time means you can enjoy seeing your new smile emerge without feeling rushed or compromising on your choice of treatments.

How Much Will a Smile Makeover Cost?

The total price depends on your treatments and if any dental care is required before starting the process to address existing dental problems. We can devise a treatment plan to fit your budget, and some treatments are very affordable, such as dental bonding and teeth whitening.

A good dental insurance plan might partly cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry treatments that also provide restorative benefits. Examples include dental bonding, or porcelain veneers used to mend chips or cracks in teeth.

How Long Will My Smile Makeover Last?

We use top-quality materials that provide optimal and longer-lasting results. Eventually, you will need to top up teeth whitening treatments or replace veneers or dental bonding. The longevity of these procedures depends on the materials selected and your lifestyle habits.

Dental bonding uses composite resin, a material that is durable but which can stain after a few years. It will stain more quickly if you drink a lot of tea, coffee, or red wine or consume a lot of highly colored foods. The same is true for teeth whitening, as avoiding staining foods will make your teeth stay whiter for longer. However, it is easy to top up teeth whitening results and straightforward to replace dental bonding.

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, so they will last longer but need replacing after ten years or more, depending on how well you look after them. Treatments like gum contouring should be permanent.

Caring for Your Smile Makeover

Once your smile makeover is complete, caring for it correctly will help the results last longer. We can provide helpful and practical advice on caring for your new smile. This will include the best toothbrush and toothpaste to use, advice on flossing or flossing alternatives, and advice on how often to see us for professional dental care.

Your regular dental checkups and hygiene appointments enable us to assess the condition of your mouth and all restorations to check that none are failing and need replacing. Hygiene appointments eliminate all plaque and tartar buildup, restoring your smile to its sparkling best and reducing your risk of oral disease. These quick and simple routines will help you enjoy your smile makeover for longer.

If you are ready to discover your beautiful new smile, the best dentist for a smile makeover is waiting to meet you at My New Jersey Dentist. Learn how a custom-designed smile makeover will improve the appearance of your teeth and potentially benefit oral health.

Page Updated on May 23, 2024 by Dr. Victoria Kushensky, DDS (Dentist) of My New Jersey Dentist
Victoria Kushensky D.D.S

My name is Victoria Kushensky. I am a general dentist dedicated to remaining at the forefront of my field. Combining compassionate care with extensive knowledge, I offer cosmetic and general dentistry services as well as advanced root canal treatments.

I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the esteemed New York University College of Dentistry. Throughout my career, I have honed my skills in various dental procedures, ensuring effective treatment for each patient’s unique needs. I prioritize patient comfort and understanding, taking the time to thoroughly explain procedures and address any questions.

More about Dr. Kushensky

My NJ Dentist: Victoria Kushensky, DDS
385 Prospect Ave Suite 304
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 298-8000