What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is an improvement of your existing smile. It depends on what you want to change. Perhaps you're not eating well, your teeth hurt, or you don't like the shape, color, or size of your teeth. A smile makeover can address almost any concern that you have with your teeth.

Is a smile makeover considered restorative or cosmetic?

It really depends. If you haven't been to the dentist in a while, there may be some restorative issues to be addressed, such as a broken tooth or a cavity. The restorative part involves fixing these issues, whereas the cosmetic part involves making your teeth whiter, straighter, and more visible. However, typically, cosmetic changes are not addressed until your mouth is healthy.

What are the goals of a smile makeover?

The goals depend on what you want to fix. If you want your teeth straighter, whiter, or if you're not happy with their size, these can be goals for your smile makeover. However, your primary goal should be to make your mouth healthier, which would involve some restorative aspects, such as starting with a cleaning and then addressing any cavities.

Who are the candidates for a smile makeover?

Anyone who wants to improve their smile, whether they're not eating well, finding it difficult to chew, or not liking to smile due to changes in their teeth, is a good candidate for a smile makeover. The only exception might be a child who is still changing baby teeth, as we typically don't perform smile makeovers on them.

What are the procedures involved in a smile makeover?

The first step is to meet with a dentist to discuss your goals and what you want your teeth to look like. After you've expressed your desires, we'll take some records, including x-rays and intraoral scans of your teeth. From there, we get a mock-up of what your teeth will look like. We also have amazing technology that lets you try on the smile to see if it's a good fit for you.

Will you need anesthesia during a smile makeover?

That depends on the procedures you're undergoing. Some procedures don't require any anesthesia, while others, like getting an implant, do require anesthesia.

What are the benefits of a smile makeover?

There are numerous benefits to a smile makeover. Some of these include improved chewing, increased confidence, better speech, improved communication, and overall health improvement, especially if you had restorative issues that needed to be addressed.

How long does it take to heal from a smile makeover?

Healing time varies depending on the procedure. Some procedures that don't require anesthesia have virtually no downtime or healing time. However, procedures like getting an implant or having a tooth pulled do require more healing time.

After a smile makeover, can you resume regular brushing and flossing?

Absolutely. In fact, we encourage regular brushing and flossing because a healthy mouth heals better and faster. The only time we might ask you to refrain from brushing or flossing would be up to 24 hours after an extraction.

How can you schedule a smile makeover at Sweetheart Dental?

If you're interested in scheduling a smile makeover with us at Sweetheart Dental, please call us at (954) 799-4992 or visit our website at www.sweetheartdental.com where you can schedule an appointment.