WHAT IS A SMILE MAKEOVER?
A smile makeover uses a carefully selected combination of cosmetic dentistry treatments to rejuvenate the appearance of your teeth, while potentially protecting your oral health. Typical treatments used during a comprehensive smile makeover may include crowns and bridges, and porcelain veneers. Sometimes Dr. Iskandar will recommend more advanced treatments including dental implants and Invisalign. The treatment suggested for a smile makeover will depend on your aims, and each treatment will be individually tailored to meet and hopefully exceed your dreams and desires. By using more than one treatment, we can improve the appearance of your teeth in the most conservative manner.
HOW COULD A SMILE MAKEOVER HELP ME?
A smile makeover may be the right choice of treatment for you, if you perhaps have teeth that are heavily filled and would benefit from being crowned, or if you have some teeth that are missing completely. Treatment can also mask the appearance of teeth that are discolored or chipped, or which have become worn down or cracked. If your teeth are out of alignment, Invisalign may be useful as this is a nearly invisible braces system that is particularly suitable for adults.
HOW CAN I DISCOVER WHICH TREATMENTS WILL BE MOST HELPFUL FOR ME?
An initial consultation with Dr. Iskandar will allow you to discover which treatments will be most helpful for you and why. He might need to take digital x-rays to thoroughly assess your current dental health. As well as examining your mouth, Dr. Iskandar will spend some time talking to you, to discover the improvements you wish to make. He will then use all this information to formulate a fully customized treatment plan, utilizing a combination of treatments to provide the best and most long-lasting results for you. At the same time, Dr. Iskandar can explain the procedure for each of these treatments, the improvements each will make to your smile, as well as the overall cost and time required.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A SMILE MAKEOVER?
The time required to complete a smile makeover can vary considerably depending on the selected treatments. Some, such as crowns, bridges and porcelain veneers can be completed within a matter of just a few weeks. Others, such as dental implants and Invisalign will take longer to complete. In spite of this, if these treatments are recommended, it’s worth considering them very carefully as Dr. Iskandar will always suggest the best and most conservative treatments, providing you not only with a beautiful smile, but with good oral health. For example, Invisalign can be very helpful in straightening teeth and is a more conservative option than choosing porcelain veneers. If your teeth are already quite nicely shaped and just need to be properly aligned, Invisalign could be a better choice and ultimately could prove more cost-effective in the longer-term.