Overview of Smile Makeovers
Throughout your life, you may have experienced accidents, dental problems, and other difficulties that made your smile less than perfect. A smile makeover at 32nd Street Dental is a custom treatment plan of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures that will help improve the appearance of your teeth — and the overall health of your mouth. A smile makeover might include tooth whitening (at-home or in-office treatments), porcelain veneers, orthodontics to straighten your teeth, bonding and contouring, and replacing old metal fillings with composite resin. Your smile makeover could also include restorative procedures, like crowns or bridges, to correct missing teeth.
During your consultation, Dr. Cotham will guide you through the Smile Design process, which will allow you to preview all proposed changes prior to having any work done on your teeth. This process can include the creation of custom impressions, models, or even a wax design. Depending on the situation, you may even be able to "try on" your new smile without having a single procedure done! These in-depth smile designs give Dr. Cotham and his incredibly skilled dental team the blueprint for designing your ideal smile. Moreover, through this process, additional treatments or procedures that can benefit you may be revealed, which leads to superior results and the perfect smile. If you are interested in refreshing your smile so that it's beautiful and healthy, schedule a consultation with one of our talented dentists, led by Dr. Brett Cotham, at our office in Joplin, MO to get your customized smile makeover plan.
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Best Candidates for Smile Makeover
A smile makeover can help if you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, or if you need several cosmetic procedures. One of our experienced dentists will customize your smile makeover program to meet your concerns and goals, but it may contain teeth whitening to correct stains and discoloration on your enamel. Other cosmetic treatments that could be in your plan are veneers or bonding and contouring to improve the shape and length of your teeth and to cover small gaps between your teeth. Dental restorations (crowns and bridges) may be suggested to replace a missing tooth or teeth. At 32nd Street Dental, we use custom-made restorations so they blend with your other teeth for a seamless appearance.
Before you have cosmetic procedures, our team will need to make certain your teeth and gums are healthy. If you have any prohibitive oral health problems, like a misaligned bite or gum disease, this will need to be addressed first.
What To Expect from a Smile Makeover
Every smile makeover is personalized so our team will go over what to expect during your treatment plan, including how many appointments you may need. We will help you plan your appointment(s) to complete each of the treatments of your smile makeover. Local anesthesia may be used during some of the procedures, although other sedation methods can be included if you will need help relaxing due to dental fears or anxieties. Throughout your smile makeover, our seasoned dentists will be happy to help you feel more comfortable or answer your questions.
Follow-Up for a Smile Makeover
Once your smile makeover is done, you should maintain the health and appearance of your teeth with a good home oral care routine (both brushing and flossing every day). In addition to home care, you should attend dental exams and cleanings at 32nd Street Dental so our team can check your oral health. With good attention, the results of your smile makeover should last for many years. Touch-up treatments every few years, like teeth whitening, may help to refresh your appearance. Veneers and restorations may also need to be repaired or replaced, which can all be discussed with one of our dentists at your appointments.
Insurance Coverage for Smile Makeover
In your consultation, our team will help develop a smile makeover that fits both your needs and your budget. We can estimate the cost of your treatment plan and explain the payment methods we accept, including medical financing. The cosmetic procedures in a smile makeover are typically not covered by dental insurance plans, but some restorations could be partially covered. We will talk to your insurance company to determine your specific coverage and out-of-pocket costs.
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Custom Smile Makeovers
Let us help you get a smile you'll enjoy showing off with a personalized smile makeover. During your initial consultation with one of our talented dentists, they will explore the cosmetic and restorative treatments that match your cosmetic goals. Get in touch with our Joplin, MO office to make your smile makeover consultative appointment.
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