5 Questions You Should Ask Before a Smile Makeover

September 1, 2022

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Woman at the dentist’s office receiving a smile makeover.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—so you should take measures to ensure that your pearly whites look their absolute best! One way of going about this is a smile makeover; with the help of your dentist, you can meet your smile goals and achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of. That said, here are five initial questions you should keep in mind as you head into the process.

“How Long Will My Smile Makeover Take?”

You should ask your dentist about the estimated timeline to perform your smile makeover before deciding about treatment. Different smiles have different needs, and the overall length of the process will depend on the amount of work that your mouth demands. If one or two dental procedures are all that’s necessary, it might be possible to complete the makeover in as little as one visit. However, if extensive work and repair is required, you can expect to schedule multiple appointments.

“What Dental Issues Can a Smile Makeover Address?”

There are a vast number of aesthetic issues that can easily be addressed thanks to the constant advancements in dental technology. Issues like chipped and fractured teeth, staining and discoloration, gaps between teeth, uneven or disproportioned teeth and more are all easily treatable through a variety of different methods.

“Will My New Smile Look Natural?”

In many ways, dentistry is a form of art, and your dentist will use their talents to enhance your smile while keeping it natural-looking and beautiful in appearance. But not only will your teeth look great; they’ll feel great, too! Whether it’s a simple whitening procedure, clear aligners, or a new row of glistening porcelain veneers, your results will look aesthetically pleasing.

“How Long Will My Results Last?”

Unfortunately, there are very few dental treatments that will last forever, and cosmetic work is no exception. That said, your dentist still has the skills to provide you with lasting results that are well worth the investment! Given you practice regular oral hygiene, you can keep your results intact for up to a full decade. You can consult with your dentist to hear how they’re planning to maximize the longevity of your restoration.

“Can I Look at Before/After Photos?”

You should absolutely consider looking at reviews and before/after photos before opting for a smile makeover; and in fact, most dentists are more than happy to show off their work! This can greatly help to inform you about what your new smile will look like, while giving you an example of what your dentist is capable of.

A smile makeover can be a big commitment, so going into it with as much knowledge as possible is in your best interest. If you’re ready to unlock your smile’s true potential, don’t hesitate to talk with your dentist about your smile’s needs.

About the Author

Dr. Edward J. Dooley received his dental doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and is a proud member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association and the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry. If you have any questions about smile makeovers or would like to arrange an appointment, you can contact Dr. Dooley through his practice’s website or over the phone for assistance: (732) 974-2288.

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