Smile Makeover FAQs
At Vero Dental Spa, we pride ourselves on providing the most reassuring, reliable, and top-quality patient care possible. To do this, we believe it’s necessary to give our patients as much information as possible about their choice of treatment so they can feel reassured and informed ahead of their appointment.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about smile makeovers.
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a term given to one (or a combination of) cosmetic dental procedures meant to make your smile more beautiful. This can include treatments such as porcelain veneers, cosmetic porcelain crowns, fixed porcelain bridges, and even dental implants.
Am I a suitable candidate for a smile makeover?
Anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their smile would love a smile makeover! Candidacy for this service depends on the exact choice of treatment you would like. Patients are always asked to attend a consultation appointment with one of our qualified and experienced team members. During this appointment, the doctor will undertake a comprehensive physical examination of your mouth and teeth. They will also ask about your oral and medical history. It may be necessary for you to attend an appointment to get x-rays or a CT scan of your mouth to determine if your treatment choice is possible.
Are there non-cosmetic benefits of a smile makeover?
Contrary to popular belief, a smile makeover can offer a lot more than just a transformed appearance. Having good teeth and a beautiful smile can be beneficial in other ways, including a boost in confidence and reduced stress levels. Procedures such as porcelain crowns and dental implants can improve your oral health, which has been shown to benefit your general health and wellbeing. Many treatments can also enhance the function of your mouth, such as filling the gap left by missing teeth with dental implants.
What procedures are involved in a smile makeover?
A smile makeover can involve numerous cosmetic dental treatments. Some people choose just one, while others may require a combination to get the greatest result. Typical smile makeover procedures include:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain crowns
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental bonding
- Gum recontouring
- Tooth realignment/ **Invisalign®
How many appointments do I need to attend to complete my smile makeover?
Each smile makeover is different, and the number of appointments you’ll need to attend will depend on which procedures you choose. You may be given an approximation during your consultation, but remember this is only a guideline. It may be possible to complete your smile makeover in fewer appointments, or you may require additional visits to achieve your desired result.
Will my insurance cover the cost of my smile makeover?
Again, this can vary from patient to patient. However, because most smile makeovers are deemed cosmetic, insurance will only cover a small part of the treatment, if it even covers it at all. We recommend speaking to your insurance company and checking your policy carefully before committing to any procedures.
We do have many financing options available! If you would like to discuss paying for your smile makeover, call our office, and we can answer all your questions.
*Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.