Smile Makeover – Norman, OK
Transforming All of Your Teeth
If you are anything less than 100% satisfied with your smile, making a lasting impression may be as simple as visiting Dr. Carmen for a smile makeover consultation. At this initial appointment, Dr. Carmen will ask you what you like and dislike about your smile and offer suggestions for treatment. A smile makeover in Norman is a comprehensive dental treatment that makes the transformation process quicker and more complete than you may have ever imagined!
Why Choose Bobby J. Carmen, DDS for Smile Makeovers?
- Lifelike, Long-Lasting Dental Restorations
- In-House Dental Implant Placement
- Modern Dental Practice Using the Latest Technology
What Is a Smile Makeover?
Often, people recognize that their smile is imperfect and wish to improve it, but they are overwhelmed at the thought of undergoing multiple dental treatments to fix it. They envision years spent in and out of the dentist’s office, visiting different specialists and opening wide again and again. Fortunately, this does not have to be the case -- thanks to the smile makeover! This is a holistic approach that considers the health and beauty of your smile. It allows Dr. Carmen to transform your teeth under the umbrella of a single treatment plan, making the entire process far easier and more comfortable for you, too. A smile makeover can be completed more quickly and effectively than is possible when treatments are completed one by one over the course of many years.
What Does a Smile Makeover Include?
No two smiles are the same -- and neither are two smile makeovers totally identical. The general or cosmetic dental treatments that Dr. Carmen will recommend for your transformation will depend on what’s wrong and what you wish to achieve (i.e. your “smile goals”). Some of the most common smile makeover considerations include:
- Tooth Color - discolored, dull, or dingy teeth
- Tooth Length - teeth that are too long or short
- Tooth Alignment - crooked or widely spaced teeth
- Tooth Integrity - worn, broken, or cracked teeth
- Periodontal Health - red, swollen, or tender gums
- Occlusion - the way your top and bottom teeth fit together
What’s the Process for a Smile Makeover?
We take a comprehensive approach to smile makeovers, meaning that we will ensure your teeth and mouth are healthy before proceeding with cosmetic treatments. After all, the health of your teeth is our number one priority. Some of the general or restorative treatments that may be recommended include gum disease treatment, dental crowns, dental bonding, or even tooth replacement with dental implants.
Once we have achieved optimal oral health, your cosmetic dentist in Norman will recommend the right cosmetic therapies for your unique situation. He may suggest teeth whitening or dental veneers and a cosmetic gum lift. The ultimate goal of your smile makeover will be to improve your health and give you the confident, beautiful smile you deserve.
Smile Makeover FAQs
Smile makeovers are well worth the effort, but there’s no denying that they require a fair amount of planning on both our part and yours. We do everything we can to make the process of getting your dream smile as easy as possible, but we also want our patients to understand everything that they can about their cosmetic care.
We’ll talk you through that process when we meet you for a consultation, but before then, here’s an FAQ that can tell you a little more about what smile makeovers have to offer.
How Can a Smile Makeover Change Your Life?
As dentists, it can be easy for us to wax romantic about the importance of a beautiful smile, but the truth is that the benefits of having a grin you can be proud of are backed up by science. Studies have shown that smiling releases chemicals in the brain that improve mood and reduce stress, meaning that cosmetic dentistry can empower you to not only look better, but also feel better as well.
There’s also a strong psychological impact to having a smile that looks good—if you have teeth that you’re proud of, you’ll want to take care of them better. As a result, it’s common for patients who get a smile makeover to improve their oral health afterward.
Can I See Smile Makeover Results Ahead of Time?
We don’t expect you to go into your smile makeover completely blind—we want you to have a solid understanding of what you can expect your new smile to look like. For that reason, we take promotional photos of many of the patients that we’ve helped over the years so that you can see what we’re capable of.
We also make use of advanced imaging software that can give you a better idea of what your smile looks like and what treatments will be necessary. Hopefully, this should make the information you get from us at a consultation much more informative.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Smile Makeover?
As with any other kind of cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers are incredibly safe and non-invasive. That makes them great for just about anyone who’s unhappy with the aesthetics of their smile.
However, there are some people who could get more out of a full smile makeover than others. If you have severe issues with your smile, like large chips in your teeth or stains that won’t fade, you may need multiple kinds of cosmetic treatment to fully address your issues. This is especially true if you find that you’re also dealing with severe misalignment that affects the quality of your smile.
How Do You Maintain Smile Makeover Results?
If you’re trying to keep your smile looking the best it can, you should make sure that you’re taking good care of your teeth. First of all, you should keep your dental hygiene in order, brushing and flossing every day. You should also make it a point to visit us twice a year for dental checkups so that we can clean your smile in places you may not be able to reach on your own.
Finally, you should try to cut out any lifestyle habits that may be negatively impacting the quality of your smile. Don’t use your teeth as tools, and avoid foods like coffee and red wine that may potentially discolor your smile.