Smile Makeover Overview
Throughout your lifetime, you might have endured injuries, dental issues, and more that made your teeth less than ideal. A smile makeover at Finest City Dental is a custom treatment plan made up of both restorative and cosmetic procedures designed to improve the look of your teeth, as well as your overall oral health. A smile makeover could consist of teeth whitening (in-office or at-home treatments), porcelain veneers, teeth straightening, dental bonding and contouring, and replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings. Your smile makeover may also include restorative procedures, such as bridges or crowns to correct missing teeth. If you want to learn more about how you can refresh your smile so it's healthy and beautiful, schedule an appointment with general dentist Dr. Nick Dovey at his office in San Diego, CA to receive your customized smile makeover plan.
Best Candidates for Smile Makeover
A smile makeover could be helpful if you would like to enhance the look of your teeth or if you desire multiple procedures to reach your end goals. Dr. Dovey will personalize your smile makeover plan to meet your goals and concerns, such as using in-office or at-home teeth whitening to address discoloration and stains on your enamel. Other cosmetic procedures that could be in your plan are dental bonding and contouring or porcelain veneers to improve the length and shape of your teeth or to mask minor openings between teeth. Restorations (bridges and crowns) can also be suggested to replace a lost tooth or teeth. At Finest City Dental, we offer custom restorations to ensure they match your other teeth for a seamless look.
Prior to performing cosmetic treatments, Dr. Dovey will have to make certain your gums and teeth are healthy. If you have any restrictive oral health issues, such as a dental malocclusion or periodontal disease, this will have to be treated first.
What To Expect with Smile Makeover
Before you have to make any big decisions, or if you're unsure about how your new smile will look, Dr. Dovey offers all of his patients a free "smile test drive." This way, you will be able to see and feel firsthand the results you could reap from your smile makeover. Each smile makeover is personalized for every patient so Dr. Dovey will discuss exactly what you can expect throughout your treatment, such as the number of visits you will require. He can work with you to plan your appointment(s) and complete each of the treatments in your makeover. Local anesthesia may be needed before a few of your treatments, but other sedation methods may be suggested if you require additional help relaxing due to worries or anxieties. During your smile makeover, Dr. Dovey and his team will do everything they can to make you feel as comfortable as possible. They will also be around to answer all of your questions.
Smile Makeover Follow-Up
As soon as your smile makeover is done, it's important to keep up the health and look of your teeth using a regular home oral care regimen. This should include both flossing and brushing daily. Along with home maintenance, you need to attend your yearly dental examinations and cleanings at Finest City Dental so Dr. Dovey can monitor the progress of your teeth. With good care, the outcomes of your smile makeover should last for several years. Touch-up procedures every couple of years, such as teeth whitening, may help to refresh your appearance. Restorations and veneers might also have to be replaced or repaired over time, which will all be discussed with Dr. Dovey during your visits.
Smile Makeover Insurance Coverage
During your initial consultation, Dr. Dovey can help create a smile makeover plan that matches both your goals and budget. He can estimate the price of your treatment program and go over payment options we take, like low-interest medical financing. The cosmetic treatments in a smile makeover are usually not covered by dental insurance plans, although some restorations could be partly insured. We will contact your insurance company to ascertain your specific coverage and personal expenses.
Custom Smile Makeovers
Get a grin you'll love showing off to the world with a personalized smile makeover. During your first appointment with Dr. Nick Dovey, he will explore the restorative and cosmetic treatments that best fit your aesthetic objectives. Get in touch with our San Diego, CA office to schedule your smile makeover consultation and take the first step in your journey to achieving a healthier smile.