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A Smile Makeover Plan
The idea of completely transforming your smile can be both simultaneously exhilarating and somewhat intimidating. We want to help take away the intimidation and help you with information to make an informed decision if a smile makeover is right for you.
If you are considering a smile makeover following are some likely questions you might be asking:
What procedures will I need to achieve my smile makeover?
How will my smile be designed?
Where should I seek professional advice for a smile makeover?
Is achieving a smile makeover painful?
Will my smile makeover look good and enhance my appearance?
How much does a smile makeover cost?
A smile makeover or a full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation is no small endeavor. It’s a big decision that can change your life! It can enhance or transform your appearance. It can provide the functionality of your mouth that you may have been missing. Your smile and teeth impact the most intimate activities of your daily life including speaking, eating, and yes, a winning smile. Ultimately, we believe your smile and well-being is worth it. And we hope the following information will help you as you determine if a smile makeover is worth it to you.
Before we look into the finer details of what a smile makeover may entail, let us provide you with some answers to some common questions regarding a smile makeover.
10 Common Questions About A Smile Makeover
What is a Smile Makeover?
A Smile Makeover is simply our term for a total, comprehensive reconstruction or rehabilitation of a patient’s mouth and teeth to achieve a predetermined or designed standard of beauty and functionality.
What procedures does a smile makeover entail?
A smile makeover is not in and of itself just a procedure or a predetermined set of procedures and treatments. Instead, each patient is evaluated according to their individual goals, needs, and of course budget. A smile makeover along with any special requirements are then designed with these goals in mind and discussed in a personal consultation between the patient and one of our highly experienced medical doctors, prosthodontists, or surgeons.
What are some common procedures included in a smile makeover?
While each patient’s smile makeover is designed to fulfill their goals and needs, following are some of the common procedures performed within a smile makeover:
- All-On-Four® dental implants
- Conventional and Zygomatic dental implants
- Porcelain veneers
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Bone grafting
- Orthognathic surgery
- Gum contouring
- Wisdom teeth removal
Who will be performing the procedures for the smile makeover?
Every procedure selected for each individual patient will be carried out by one of our highly experienced dental or oral surgeons and supported by members of our highly trained, professional dental and medical staff to ensure flawless results. Patients will get an opportunity to meet our doctors and staff during the initial consultation in a very relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.
How long will the surgery take for a smile makeover?
The method of surgery will depend on the procedures decided between the patient and doctor. For many patients, the surgery phase can be completed in a single day. Full mouth reconstruction utilizing All-On-Four® dental implant technology can, for example, often be completed in a single appointment. Of course, if other preparatory procedures such as contouring, bone grafting, or preparing existing teeth for porcelain veneers and bridges are necessary, the process may take a bit longer. In some cases, additional appointments over a period of time will be required. In our initial consultation, we will be able to provide you with a better idea of how long the complete smile makeover process will take based on your health, requirements, and goals.
How intense is the pain with a smile makeover?
As with any surgery, some pain or discomfort is to be expected. However, our expert staff and doctors will work with you using the latest technologies to manage and minimize pain during and after the smile makeover procedures. Typically during the primary surgery or reconstruction phase of the procedures, patients will receive either local or general anesthetics to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible during the surgery or treatment.
What is the typical recovery time for a smile makeover?
Recovery time will vary from patient to patient depending on a variety of factors that we will discuss below. During the initial consultation and during follow-up appointments, our staff and doctors will be sure to thoroughly review with you the projected recovery times expected for each of your procedures for your smile makeover. We will be with you each step of the way to ensure a smooth process. There are many patients who return back to their jobs within a couple of days.
What are the costs for a smile makeover?
Prices will range depending on the procedures necessary for your personalized smile makeover. We will review the costs and timeframes in our initial consultation and be as transparent as possible.
How should I care for my smile makeover after surgery?
As with any cosmetic or surgical enhancement, care must be taken to ensure both a smooth recovery and long-lasting results. Care and maintenance of your complete smile makeover will generally involve your typical hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing, as well as certain maintenance regimens that will be specific to your personalized smile makeover. Self-care instructions and recommendations specific to your unique smile makeover will be provided to you by our professional doctors and staff. As always, we will be available to answer any questions or concerns about the care and maintenance of your brand new smile.
Where should I go to get a complete smile makeover?
Facial and Oral Surgery Institute located in Woodland Hills, California is recognized as a leader in cosmetic facial procedures and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Request a consultation world-class professional spa-like facilities and allow our staff to show you why you can trust Facial and Oral Surgery Institute for your cosmetic and dental needs. Smile makeovers are just one of the many premier enhancement opportunities we afford to literally hundreds of happy clients. Call us today at 818-805-0557 or click the button below to request an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.