If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it could be that you are an ideal candidate for cosmetic dentistry. However, if you have multiple issues on your list of things that make you unhappy with your teeth and gums, you are more likely a good candidate for a smile makeover. William Schlesinger, DDS in the Upper East Side, NY is a cosmetic dentist offering a long list of treatment options, including the general and restorative treatments that can be part of any smile makeover.
The Smile Makeover
As the name implies, a smile makeover is a process that improves the looks of the smile. However, unlike other makeover procedures, the smile makeover also looks at such issues as missing teeth, oral health issues, bite alignment and more. Though the goal is a good-looking smile, beneath it is always a solid foundation of optimal oral health.
Because of that, a smile makeover is usually defined as a customized treatment plan involving more than just one or two procedures. For example, as your dentist in Upper East Side, Dr. Schlesinger might consider you a good candidate for a smile makeover if you require a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, some porcelain veneers to address gaps and worn teeth and some whitening. As you can see, this is more than cosmetic and would improve and restore the function of our mouth even as it boosts the appearance of the teeth and gums.
Identifying a Good Candidate for a Smile Makeover
How can you know if you are a good candidate for a smile makeover? It has to begin with your oral health. If you are unwilling to come in for a general dentist appointment that involves an exam, cleaning and plans for essential care (such as fillings or treatment for gum disease), you may not be an appropriate candidate for a smile makeover.
If, on the other hand, you recognize that a smile makeover is a commitment to a personalized process that involves an array of treatments, and may take a bit of time, you are probably a good candidate. Some patients can have most of their issues remedied very quickly, while others may require a bit more time. We also discuss such issues as your budget, personal goals and other key factors to help determine if the smile makeover is right for you.
Not Happy with your Smile? Consider a Smile Makeover
Are you interested in learning more? Just give us a call at our Upper East Side, NY office at 212-517-4660. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.