Looking in the mirror, if you’d like to know what can be done to help correct and restore your beautiful smile, learn about the possibilities with smile makeovers.
A smile makeover is a unique treatment plan tailored to the needs and goals of each patient, and can resolve multiple oral health and cosmetic dental issues over a series of appointments. The end goal being complete restoration of your oral health and a beautiful smile. Any dental service we offer at Potomac Family Dental can be included in a plan for your smile makeover.
When you come in to meet our Woodbridge dentist for a smile makeover consultation, they will examine your teeth and talk to you about what your goals are for your teeth. She will then advise you on what dental health issues you have, and together, you will make a plan for the work that is to be done.
The order of the procedures in a smile makeover plan will depend on your oral health. More urgent oral health issues should be corrected before cosmetic procedures are started, to make sure you have a healthy mouth and teeth to serve as a base for your new smile. If you desire teeth whitening, once your teeth are healthy, you may have the whitening procedure before any dental work like crowns or veneers, because dental work cannot be whitened once it is in place. If you need orthodontics like braces or Invisalign, that can be part of an overall smile makeover as well.
The entire duration of your smile makeover will be longer if orthodontics or dental implants that require surgery are involved. If you only need a few procedures done, your overall time to completion may be much shorter.
Your initial consultation with our Woodbridge cosmetic dentist will also include questions about your overall health and your family health history. This is because some health problems can affect your oral health and may make a difference in how likely certain dental procedures are to be successful. This is especially true of dental implants. When you come in to the office for your consultation, you should have information about your health, any medications you take, and your family health history. In some cases, procedures like surgery that accompany dental procedures in your smile makeover may be referred to a specialist.
We can help you to understand each step of your smile makeover, and lay out a schedule for appointments at the beginning. However, because healing time and other factors are subject to change, the schedule may need to be adjusted from time to time.