Smile Makeover Overview
Throughout your life, you may experience accidents, dental problems, and other difficulties that have left your smile less than perfect. A smile makeover at Contemporary Dentistry is a unique treatment plan of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures that will help improve the appearance of your teeth and your overall health of your mouth. A smile makeover may include tooth whitening (at-home or in-office treatments), veneers, re-alignment of your teeth, bonding and contouring, plus replacing old metal fillings with composite resin. Your smile makeover could also include restorations like crowns or bridges to fill in gaps in your smile. If you are interested in making over your smile so it's beautiful and healthy, schedule a consultation with dentist Dr. Kathy Jacobsen at her office in Gilbert, AZ to get your custom treatment plan.
Best Candidates for Smile Makeover
A smile makeover can help if you want to improve the appearance of your teeth and you need more than one cosmetic or restorative procedures. Dr. Jacobsen will customize your smile makeover treatment to fit your concerns and goals, but it may include teeth whitening to correct stains and discoloration on your enamel. Other cosmetic treatments that may be included in your plan are veneers or bonding and contouring to improve the shape and length of your teeth as well as covering small gaps between your teeth. Dental restorations (crowns and bridges) can be used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. At our office, we use custom-made restorations so they blend with your natural teeth for a seamless appearance.
Before you have any cosmetic procedures, Dr. Jacobsen will need to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. If you have any prohibitive oral health problems like a misaligned bite or gum disease, this will need to be addressed first.
What To Expect from your Smile Makeover
Since each smile makeover is unique, Dr. Jacobsen will go over what to expect during your treatment plan, including how many appointments you may need. She will help you plan out your appointment or appointments to complete all of the steps of your smile makeover. Local anesthesia may be used during some of the procedures, but other sedation options can be included if you need help relaxing due to dental fears or anxieties. Throughout your smile makeover, Dr. Jacobsen and her team will be available to answer any questions or help you feel more comfortable.
Follow-Up for Smile Makeover
Once your smile makeover is complete, you should maintain the health and appearance of your teeth with a good home oral care routine (both brushing and flossing every day). In addition to daily care, you should schedule dental exams and cleanings at our office so Dr. Jacobsen can monitor your oral health. With proper care, the results of your smile makeover should last for many years. Touch-up treatments every few years, like teeth whitening, may help to refresh your smile. Veneers and restorations may need to be repaired or replaced, which can be discussed with Dr. Jacobsen during your appointments.
Insurance Coverage for Smile Makeover
During your consultation, Dr. Jacobsen will help develop a smile makeover that fits both your needs and your budget. She can estimate the cost of your treatment plan and explain payment methods we accept, including medical financing and membership plans through our Smiles Club. The cosmetic procedures in a smile makeover are typically not covered by dental insurance; however, any restorations may be partially covered. Our office will contact your insurance carrier to determine your exact coverage and out-of-pocket costs.
Plan Your Procedure
Your Custom Smile Makeover
Let Contemporary Dentistry help you get a smile you enjoy showing off with a custom smile makeover. During your consultation with Dr. Kathy Jacobsen, she will go over the cosmetic and restorative dental procedures that match your cosmetic goals. With a tailored treatment plan, we can customize your procedures to meet your needs and desires. Contact our Gilbert, AZ office to schedule your smile makeover consultation.