A cosmetic dental makeover, also commonly called a smile makeover is a comprehensive approach to smile aesthetics. Instead of addressing individual cosmetic problems, we take an in-depth analysis of the condition of your teeth, facial esthetics such as fine lines and wrinkles, orthodontic alignment, and the shade of your teeth.
With a cosmetic makeover, we can combine multiple cosmetic treatments to address all of the aesthetic issues you have with your smile. Because the number and nature of problems a patient will have to correct vary drastically from person to person, cosmetic makeovers can vary in treatment length, cost, and number of procedures.
However, often we can perform a cosmetic makeover with just 1 or 2 treatments. In other cases, more is necessary if teeth need to be replaced, straightened, and whitened, for example. The great thing about cosmetic makeovers is that they’re fully customizable on an individual basis. No two cosmetic makeover treatment plans will look exactly the same.
Any cosmetic treatment and even some restorative treatments can be used in combination during a cosmetic makeover to achieve the desired results. Dr. Sweeney will have an open and honest conversation with you to determine what your cosmetic goals are. From there, she will present you with your options.
This can include dental bonding, tooth contouring, teeth whitening, veneers, and white spot removal to improve the appearance of the teeth. However, it can also involve injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers which can create a more youthful and aesthetic overall smile by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
If you have missing teeth, you may also require tooth restorations such as dental implants or bridges. Damaged teeth are typically covered cosmetically with dental bonding or veneers but if the damage is more severe, we can cover it with tooth-colored porcelain crowns.
A good candidate for a dental cosmetic makeover is anyone who has multiple aesthetic problems with their smile and who wants to achieve a better overall smile aesthetic. However, patients should also be in good oral health and not have severely damaged or misaligned teeth. These problems may be too severe for cosmetic treatment and necessitate more invasive restorative treatment first.
The cost of your treatment will vary greatly depending on many different factors, including the complexity of your treatment, the number of treatments you are receiving, how many teeth are affected, the cost of the dental technology and materials being used, and the number of appointments.
This can range from a treatment that costs a few hundred dollars up to tens of thousands of dollars depending on how extensive the cosmetic treatment you are seeking is. A quote of the cost of your treatment will be provided to you during your treatment plan. Call us today to learn more!
Botox is a purified protein that lessens the activity of the facial muscles to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, particularly on the forehead, around the eyes and around the mouth. It’s totally safe and is an effective way to enhance your smile and help you look younger.
Dermal fillers use natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid and are injected directly into areas like the lips, smile lines, chin, cheeks, or jawline to replace lost collagen and volume due to aging. Along with Botox, fillers can improve your self-esteem and help you feel rejuvenated.
We offer a full range of cosmetic dental services as well as facial esthetics like Botox and dermal fillers. If you’re interested in improving your appearance, contact us now to schedule a cosmetic consultation and see which treatments may be right for you.
At The Ivory Dental Co., we offer both temporary and permanent cosmetic dental treatments that suit all of your patients’ needs and desires. If you would like to temporarily whiten your teeth, for example, we can recommend a typical whitening treatment that lasts for 6 months to 3 years.
However, if you want to permanently alter the shade of your teeth, you can opt for something more permanent like veneers which last for up to 15 years before needing to be replaced and are an irreversible procedure.
While most cosmetic treatments are temporary and require ongoing maintenance or replacement, some treatments like veneers, enameloplasty, and tooth-colored crowns do require permanent alteration to your natural teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel.
As long as you go to a professional and reputable cosmetic dentist with good reviews and testimonials, then cosmetic dentistry is perfectly safe and will not harm your teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is a delicate science and requires a lot of precision with the use of advanced dental tools, digital mapping, and superior materials with the help of an outside dental lab. The more advanced the technology is, the better outcomes you’re going to receive and the more comfortable you can feel that your teeth are in good hands.
We will always provide you with anesthetic and sedation options to make you feel comfortable and we will always pursue the least invasive treatments to achieve your cosmetic goals so we can preserve the natural health and integrity of your teeth.
This depends on many different factors, such as the specific type of treatment, how many treatments you’re getting, how many teeth are being treated, if you require pre-treatment procedures to become eligible for the cosmetic procedure, how many appointments the treatment requires, and if it involves an outside dental lab.
A single minimally invasive treatment like teeth whitening or dental bonding would be much cheaper than a full cosmetic makeover which may incorporate many different treatments to address a variety of issues with your smile.
In other cases, the combination of a few cosmetic treatments may still be cheaper than a single dental implant procedure. This is why consultations are important because we can have a comprehensive discussion about your aesthetic concerns, what you want to achieve with cosmetic dentistry and your budget limitations.
An estimate of cost can be given during your consultation but a more accurate quote can be given after formulating a treatment plan.
No, insurance will not cover cosmetic dentistry unless the procedure happens to have some restorative benefit and you can prove that the treatment was medically necessary. For example, if you had a chipped tooth, you can argue that dental bonding protects your tooth from breaking further and prevents infection.
In that case, insurance may cover the treatment. However, when treatments are done purely for aesthetic purposes, they will not be covered by dental insurance since it does not cover elective procedures.
Contact your insurance provider directly to discuss what they will and will not cover. If you don’t have insurance, we don’t want you to feel like cosmetic treatment is out of the question for you. Improving your smile can be just as important as preventing oral health problems. This is why we offer financing options through CareCredit, Alphaeon, and Proceed Finance.
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Dr. Sweeney’s new office, The Ivory Dental, is quite exquisite. Walking into the office, I felt like I am walking into a spa. One can tell, she designed her dental practice with the care of her patients in mind. Dr. Sweeney was very attentive, she explained the treatment plan in details. She was very polite and caring. I felt totally at ease. While in the dental chair, she played the music I liked. On my way out, I was given a lavender infused warm towel to refresh myself. What a treat! I look forward to my next visit!