Smile Makeover – Rock Hill, SC
Taking Smiles from Drab to Fab
At Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry, our team of professionals wants you to feel good about the way you look. Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, so if you are dealing with multiple imperfections and flaws that are keeping you out of sight and away from social gatherings, let a cosmetic dentist offer the right solution for you. With a smile makeover, we can combine multiple services to create a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs. Unsure what to expect or what you’ll need? Contact our team today to schedule an appointment!
Do I Need a Smile Makeover?
You know you have several areas of your smile you would prefer to look different, but are there enough imperfections to warrant a smile makeover? If you are dealing with any of the following problems, consider yourself a possible candidate for this type of cosmetic service:
- Missing teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Gapped teeth
What Services Can Be Included in a Smile Makeover?
After Dr. Coombs or Dr. Ross performs a thorough examination of your smile, they will formulate a plan that includes which treatments will most benefit your smile. It will be your decision as to whether you agree to move forward with all the recommended services but remember, they are only suggesting those that you truly need and will never offer an unwarranted solution.
Some of the available services include:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Implants
- Teeth Whitening
- Metal-Free Dental Restorations
- Direct Cosmetic Bonding
- ClearCorrect Clear Aligners
Smile Makeover Process
When choosing to move forward with a smile makeover, your timeline will vary in comparison to someone else. Every patient’s needs are different, so while you may only require 2 or 3 treatments, another individual might need 4 or 5. It is up to you and your cosmetic dentist as to which ones you want to be completed and the timeline in which you prefer to have your new smile in place.
To start, you will need to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Coombs or Dr. Ross. This visit will require a full exam of your smile as well as discussion regarding your desired goals and what you hope to achieve with a new smile. Once the treatment plan is agreed upon and put into place, you will begin to schedule the necessary appointments for each service.
The following outline will give you an estimate as to how long you can expect it to take for each type of treatment:
- Porcelain Veneers – 2-3 visits
- Dental Implants – 6 months or more
- Teeth Whitening – 1 hour for in-office whitening and 2 weeks for take-home kits
- Metal-Free Dental Restorations – Between 1-3 visits depending on the type of restoration
- Direct Cosmetic Bonding – 1 visit
- ClearCorrect Clear Aligners – Anywhere from 12-24 months depending on the severity of your orthodontic problem
After a Smile Makeover
Once your smile makeover is complete, you will need to make sure you are following the instructions provided to you by our team of professionals. This will ensure your results last as long as possible. For some services, you may need to undergo a recovery process (i.e. dental implants) but for most, adhering to simple tips will keep your smile looking and feeling its best.
Some tips to remember include:
- Maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily for two minutes, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash
- Avoiding hard, crunchy foods that can break or damage teeth
- Wearing a mouthguard while playing sports or while asleep if you are prone to bruxism
- Never using your teeth as tools to open packages or containers
The Lasting Benefits of Smile Makeovers
You will quickly realize just how beneficial a smile makeover can be. Not only will you notice immediate, dramatic results because of your new and improved look, but your confidence will skyrocket. Social situations will become more enjoyable, and you will begin to carry yourself in a way that tells future employers and peers you believe in yourself.
The way you look speaks volumes about how you take care of yourself, so putting in the time, money, and effort to improve your smile will have you reaping the benefits for a lifetime.