When you hear the word “makeover,” it may bring to mind movie montages that have characters turning into better versions of themselves, or house flipping that requires a major overhaul. The phrase “smile makeover” may make you think of reality TV shows where participants undergo major cosmetic dentistry as just one part of a head-to-toe transformation. The actual definition of a cosmetic smile makeover, however, is open-ended. In fact, a smile makeover is made up of only the dental procedures that you want and need, as long as the result is a flawless, functional smile that makes you feel confident.
Construct Your One-of-a-Kind Smile Makeover
A smile makeover is, essentially, remodeling your smile. The heavy lifting is done precisely and carefully by an experienced Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentist who begins by examining your teeth and gums, then making recommendations about what’s possible based on your current oral health.
What many patients don’t realize is they don’t have to ask for the moon to qualify for a smile makeover. A smile makeover can include just one of the following procedures, or it can include many of them:
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain crowns
- Dental implants
- Gum disease treatment
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Fixed dental bridges
- Inlays and onlays
- Cosmetic tooth bonding
Your new smile has plenty of available “outfits” that can permanently transform it into a picture of perfection. Some people only need one procedure – like teeth whitening or porcelain veneers – to completely revamp their smile. Others need many procedures, like periodontal treatment to clear up gum disease and restorative dentistry like dental implants to replace missing teeth before cosmetic enhancements can be made. Both appearance and function are taken into consideration when designing your treatment plan, and so are your budget, timeline, and threshold for time in the dentist’s chair.
A smile makeover should please you, from beginning to end. You should be overjoyed to be pursuing it, excited for the change, and thrilled with the results. Some people have major anxiety about seeing their dentist, and that’s ok. Sedation dentistry can help you overcome nerves and “sleep” your way through treatments and wake with a new you in the mirror.
Let Your Smile Define You
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if your new teeth are categorized as a smile makeover. The goal is to simply for you to leave your New York City dentist’s office with teeth that make you feel good about yourself. What is essential for every smile makeover is that it adds value to your life. New teeth that you’re happy to reveal to anyone can:
- Improve your career.
- Boost your social life.
- Transform your self-esteem.
- Reinvigorate your dating life.
- Help you look younger.
- Make you look smarter.
- Prompt others to see you as capable.
- Make you look important.
Who doesn’t want to look great and feel great? Did you ever think that your smile could give you that kind of power, confidence, and motivation? It can.
If you are ready to design your smile makeover with an experienced, in-demand New York City dentist, make your consultation with Dr. Michael J. Wei at his Midtown Manhattan dental office. Get on the path to your own definition of your smile, and yourself.