Completely altering the way a patient’s smile looks is not an easy task. For instance, if the patient’s teeth are stained, misaligned, cracked and chipped all at once, it is almost inevitable that more than one procedure will be needed depending on the kind of changes the patient wishes to see happen. Therefore, smile makeovers are highly individualized processes that may involve different specialties of dentistry.
What does it consist of?
Smile makeovers consist of a series of logically carried out procedures in order to aesthetically modify a patient’s smile. Different procedures can be used: teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, Invisalign, etc. The idea is to follow a clear plan of the various stages that the patient’s smile must go through in order to achieve a smile makeover, and to use the most advanced and efficient technology and methods available at every stage.
How is it carried out?
The most important part of a smile makeover is the planning: the dentist has to meet with the patient and carefully consider his or her needs regarding the desired cosmetic changes he or she expects. From there, the dentist has to build a solid, personalized makeover plan which logically details the surgical procedures that will have to be performed in a specified order and through a predetermined period of time. Since many procedures and specialists are likely to be involved throughout the treatment, a smile makeover really has to be conceived as a long-term teamwork within which the dentist plays the role of a quarterback.
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