There may be a number of different reasons that a patient may want a smile makeover. One common reason for smile makeovers is damaged teeth. Whether the teeth are chipped, cracked, or crooked, a smile makeover can help. People who are missing teeth may also benefit from a smile makeover. Patients who have always been unhappy with the overall appearance of their smile may choose a smile makeover as a way to start over with a fresh new look. Smile makeovers are primarily for cosmetic purposes, but the treatments can improve oral health of the patient as well. Dr. Shantzer's assessment and treatments are based on the individual's needs and dental health.
In most cases, a smile makeover falls into the category of cosmetic dentistry. For this reason, dental insurance may not cover this type of procedure. However, it is always best to check with the dentist and the insurance company to see if your case may qualify. If insurance coverage is not possible, there are other financing options that allow the cost of a smile makeover to be split up over a longer period of time.
The aftercare for smile makeover patients depends on upon how extensive the procedure was. Patients who have new dental veneers may need to use caution with eating for a day or two, and people with newly installed dental implants will need to follow strict aftercare instructions for a short time as well. People who have newly bleached teeth simply need to be cautious about drinking darker liquids, as this can re-stain the teeth. Drinking through a straw can be a good compromise for those who don't want to give up their favorite beverages.
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