questions about a smile makeover

questions about a smile makeoverQuestions About a Smile Makeover

Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN

Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile? Advances in dental science have made a beautiful smile more attainable than ever. Cosmetic dentistry offers a wide variety of procedures to help each patient meet their aesthetic goals. If would like to transform your smile, then a smile makeover may be the right option for you. If you are interested in a smile makeover in Northshore, Choto Family Dentistry can help!

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a treatment plan that seeks to transform your smile, by combining different cosmetic dental procedures such as:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Crowns
  • Inlays/onlays
  • Bridges
  • Dental implants
  • And more!

A smile makeover combines these treatments to resolve aesthetic issues. For example, teeth whitening may be used in combination with veneers to produce a whiter smile and straighter-looking teeth. Meanwhile, the installation of restorations such as crowns not only prevents tooth loss but also serves to strengthen teeth that have become brittle or damaged from tooth decay or injury.

No two patients are alike, but the result of every smile makeover is the same—a great-looking smile that also functions well.

Is a smile makeover right for me?

Typically, patients should have optimal oral health to be considered a candidate for a smile makeover. If you have gum disease or any active tooth decay, these issues need to be treated first before undergoing cosmetic procedures. This is necessary so that repeat treatments can be avoided, and to preserve the longevity of your results. If you are seeking cosmetic dentistry in Knoxville, the dentists at Choto Family Dentistry will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health to identify any potential problems.

Your treatment plan will take into account your oral health, as well as your overall health, finances, and schedule.

Does a smile makeover have any functional benefits?

The stated goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth, but in many cases, patients who have cosmetic work done report their teeth perform better. At Choto Family Dentistry, cosmetic dental work is done while also factoring in the alignment of your bite. Furthermore, having a smile with straight, great-looking teeth makes it easier to maintain oral health, lowering your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

What can a smile makeover correct?

Our cosmetic dentists in Choto can resolve a wide variety of cosmetic issues through a smile makeover, including:

  • Lost teeth
  • Teeth that are chipped, cracked or broken
  • Teeth that are crooked or crowding other teeth in the mouth
  • Teeth that are too long, too short, uneven or twisted
  • An unwanted gap between teeth
  • Teeth that have been damaged due to tooth decay or injury

We hold a consultation with each patient before beginning work on the procedures involved in a smile makeover. During this consultation, we can help you identify cosmetic concerns with your smile, as well as listen to your concerns and how you want your smile to improve. Having all this information will allow us to comprise the most thorough and effective treatment plan.

How long does a smile makeover take?

The length of time it takes to perform a smile makeover varies, depending on the aesthetic goals of the patient, his or her oral health, his or her overall health, and their schedule. While some procedures can be completed in as little as a single visit to our office, certain other cosmetic procedures may take several weeks or longer.

How much does a smile makeover cost?

The cost of each smile makeover will vary, depending on which treatments you have done. Payment is due at the time of treatment. We can spread out your treatments over the course of weeks or months to allow you time to afford each procedure. Or, you can take advantage of our third-party financing that allows you to receive treatments upfront, and pay the bill in small, monthly payments.

Our staff will provide all the details on estimated payments at the consultation that takes place prior to beginning work on your smile makeover. Providing high-quality cosmetic dentistry can be expensive because dentists operating at the forefront of the field use state-of-the-art materials in performing advanced procedures with cutting-edge technology. However, at Choto Family Dentistry, we believe that cost never should dictate care, which is why we offer a variety of payment options.

Smile Makeover in Knoxville

If you are considering a smile makeover, it is important to choose the right dental practice to do the work. At Choto Family Dentistry, we take pride in the work that we perform. We always are happy to schedule a consultation for prospective patients, as well as providing before-and-after pictures of some of our success stories in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Have more questions about a smile makeover, or any of our specific cosmetic dental procedures? Call our office today at (865) 409-5077.

Choto Family Dentistry is proud to now serve clients in the areas of Choto, Northshore, and Knoxville in East Tennessee.