Have you ever wished you could take a magic wand and correct all the imperfections you see when you smile? Maybe one tooth is smaller or more pointed than the others; maybe your teeth whitening treatments just aren’t working fast enough. Perhaps you just want your smile to “pop” more, but don’t know specifically how to accomplish this. Whatever you can dream, chances are good that Knoxville dentist Dr. Jack Haney has a solution. A smile makeover is an individually tailored treatment that lets you guide the course of your cosmetic dentistry corrections. Whether you want a brand-new smile to look like your favorite celebrity, or just want to correct a stain that stands out on one of your teeth—there is a smile makeover waiting for you.
What Happens During a Smile Makeover Consultation?
The best part about a smile makeover is that you are in the driver’s seat. There are no commitments implied with the first consultation, so there’s no pressure on you to choose a suggested treatment. Some patients opt for dramatic changes, while others prefer more subtle improvements. A good way to prepare for a smile makeover consultation is to take a good hard look at your smile, and write down everything that you would like to change. Don’t limit yourself by what you think is possible; just dream! Patients with specific goals are encouraged to bring pictures of smiles they wish to emulate to help them communicate their preferences during the appointment. During the consultation, Dr. Haney will examine your teeth and listen to your concerns before suggesting possible treatments that may achieve your aesthetic goals. With Smile Design, you will even be able to see what the potential outcome for different treatments will look like. You may be surprised to learn what a broad range of tools modern cosmetic dentists have at their fingertips. Amazing transformations are, indeed, possible! After your consultation, Dr. Haney will explain the procedure and benefits of each suggested treatment, as well as the cost. You decide which treatments to proceed with.
What Are the Most Common Cosmetic Treatments?
There are several possible treatments Dr. Haney may suggest. There are also options to fit every lifestyle and budget. For example, there are multiple treatments that can correct unsightly gaps, including orthodontics, veneers, and bonding. Some of the more common treatments involved during smile makeovers include: Porcelain Veneers – These wafer-thin shells are permanently attached to the front of the teeth and can change the shape, color, and size of each tooth. Veneers are perfect for chips, stains, and gaps. Whitening – With both Zoom!™ and Opalescence™ in-office whitening, you can achieve a brighter smile in record time. Customized take-home treatments are also available. Bonding – With results similar to veneers, bonding is an excellent, affordable way to correct one or two teeth without altering your whole smile. Gum Contouring – For patients who complain that their smile is too “gummy,” this treatment can achieve a more aesthetic gum line that shows more enamel when you smile. Crowns – For broken, damaged, or disfigured teeth, a beautiful porcelain crown can protect and restore the tooth while beautifying your smile. Tooth Colored Fillings – If you have a mouth full of metal amalgam fillings, they can be replaced with tooth colored composite resin fillings, usually in just one appointment.
Why Get a Smile Makeover?
Your smile is how you interact with the world, first and foremost. Whether you are with old friends, family, or strangers—your smile communicates your attitude and openness. If you aren’t happy with your smile, you may hesitate to be yourself and feel limited in your range of expression. A smile makeover can give you back the confidence to be your best self. Plus, smiling and laughing often is a proven way to make yourself healthier and happier. You’ll be amazed by how much you’ll feel like smiling after a smile makeover! To learn more about smile makeovers, call our Knoxville, TN dental office at 865-693-6886 to speak with a member of our team or book a consultation.