If you are unhappy with several aspects of your smile, a smile makeover may be right for you. While many people can correct their smile with a single procedure, others may require multiple procedures to achieve their goals. This is where a smile makeover comes in. With a smile makeover, several procedures can be done at once in order to fully correct both cosmetic and functional aspects of your smile.
Austin cosmetic dentist John Schmid, DDS will work with you to come up with a custom treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns and goals. To schedule your initial smile makeover consultation, call Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry today at 512-329-5967.
Designing Your Ideal Smile
The smile makeover procedure at Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry in Austin is entirely collaborative. From your first consultation, Dr. Schmid will work closely with you to help you choose the treatments that will give you the best end results.
Your input is valued and respected at each stage of the smile makeover process. We will not try to force any procedure on you that you don't want, and we will lay out the benefits and potential drawbacks of each procedure honestly in order to help you make the best choice. In addition, before any decision is finalized, you will have the chance to view a mockup of what the treatment can provide and how it will look.
What Procedures Can Be Performed?
Smile makeovers are completely customized for the patient, so no two smile makeovers will look exactly the same. There are a number of different cosmetic and general dentistry procedures that can be done to help you achieve your goals, including:
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental bonding
- Dental implants
- Dental crowns
- White dental fillings
- Teeth whitening
- Gum recontouring
Porcelain veneers are an extremely popular option during a smile makeover, as they can correct a number of issues with the teeth in a minimally invasive manner with amazing results. A porcelain veneer is essentially a false front for a tooth, that can cover imperfections such as:
- Mild crookedness
If your tooth has significant decay or extreme crookedness, porcelain veneers may not be the best option. However, for mild to moderate cosmetic problems, they are a long lasting and effective option.
Benefits of a Smile Makeover
For patients with a number of issues with their teeth or gums, a smile makeover may be an attractive option to fix everything at once, rather than having to undergo multiple procedures over a longer amount of time. Many patients prefer to obtain full results in a shorter amount of time, rather than having to visit the dentist multiple times over the course of several months.
Other benefits of a smile makeover can include:
- Fix functional and cosmetic issues at the same time
- Enjoy a healthier and more beautiful smile
- Correcting all of your problems instead of just one or two leads to better oral and general health
- Feel confident in your smile again
How Much Does A Smile Makeover Cost?
The cost of a smile makeover varies from patient to patient, and depends on which procedures you need. A smile makeover involving just teeth whitening and dental bonding will cost less than a smile makeover that requires multiple crowns and a full set of porcelain veneers, for example.
Dr. Schmid will give you a cost estimate for your smile makeover during your initial consultation, and will work with you to create a treatment plan that works with your budget.
Insurance generally fully or partially covers medically necessary dental procedures, but does not cover cosmetic procedures. In order to help you finance your smile makeover and ensure that you can obtain the best treatments for your unique situation, we also offer financing plans through CareCredit. We will discuss payment and financing options during your initial free consultation.
Am I a Candidate?
Good candidates for a smile makeover will have more than one cosmetic or functional issue impacting their smile. In addition, ideal candidates must be free of gum disease and other serious oral health concerns, in generally good physical health, and, depending on the procedures being provided, able to take time to recover.
The ideal candidate for a smile makeover:
- Is in general good health
- Does not have gum disease
- Has multiple dental concerns to be treated
If your teeth are generally healthy and you only need one type of treatment to achieve great results, you are probably not a candidate for a full smile makeover. If you have multiple issues that cannot be corrected with just one solution, then a smile makeover may be the right choice.
The best way to determine if you are a good smile makeover candidate is through a consultation with Dr. Schmidt. During this visit, we can listen to your concerns, assess your teeth and gums, and help you determine if a combination of procedures will be required to reach your goals.
How Long Does the Smile Makeover Process Take?
Each smile makeover is unique. Some can be completed in as little as one month. Some may take multiple visits over several months. How long yours takes is dependent on factors specific to you.
During the planning phase of your smile makeover procedure, we will discuss all of the treatments being provided along with the steps required for each to help you plan accordingly.
How Can I Prepare for My Smile Makeover?
If you are undergoing sedation, you should arrange for a ride to and from our office, but there are no special preparations needed for a smile makeover.
Based on the procedures you are having performed, we will provide you with care instructions that may include irrigators and other specialized instruments. We will make sure you have plenty of time to prepare and collect any necessary items before the day of your procedure.
Will the Process Be Painful?
Many cosmetic and restorative treatments are performed with a local anesthetic. If you are nervous about discomfort, we can also provide gentle sedation.
There should not be any discomfort during your procedure.
After dental treatments, residual soreness, swelling, and mild pain are possible. Over-the-Counter medications, cold compresses, and proper aftercare can address these issues. Severe or lasting discomfort is not common with the smile makeover procedure.
Do These Procedures Require Recovery Time Afterward?
Some procedures performed during a smile makeover, such as dental implants, will require a recovery period. Others, such as teeth whitening, dental fillings, tooth bonding, dental crowns, and porcelain veneers, will not.
Your recovery period will be entirely dependent on the procedures you have performed.
While there is no recovery period following the placement of restorations like veneers and crowns, there may be a slight adjustment period as you get used to the new additions. It may take a few weeks before your bite feels “normal” again.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Schmid for My Smile Makeover?
Dr. Schmid founded his practice more than 20 years ago to provide the residents of Austin with the safest and most effective dental services available. A Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies graduate, Dr. Schmid is dedicated to utilizing state-of-the-art technologies and techniques that reduce discomfort and optimize results. These technologies also allow Dr. Schmid to personalize each procedure, enabling him to meet your exact needs.
A thoughtful and attentive cosmetic dentist, Dr. Schmid offers free consultations to residents of Austin, Round Rock, and surrounding areas of Texas.
Contact Dr. Schmid For A Smile Makeover In Austin, TX!
If you are embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile and would like to achieve bright, white, healthy, even teeth, call Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry today at 512-329-5967 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also fill out the form on this page to book your personalized appointment. Dr. Schmid will carefully listen to your concerns, examine your teeth, and recommend a full treatment plan.
We serve patients in Austin, Round Rock, and surrounding Texas communities.