For people who suffer the embarrassment of unsightly teeth due to dental problems, comes the solution – smile makeovers.
The dental makeover is becoming big business in cosmetic dentistry clinics, worldwide. Now, along with the beauty pageant you have the smile makeover contest.
In the ever growing aesthetic dentistry world, the cosmetic dentist is showing his or her skill; and there is no shortage of willing participants queuing up to get the full dental work.
What Does A Smile Makeover Involve?
Smile makeovers can involve a variety of cosmetic dental procedures.
In fact, a teeth makeover can involve something as simple as a crown (cosmetic teeth cover) and teeth whitening, to a full set of implanted cosmetic dentures.
The most frequently used elements in a dental makeover are:
- dental crowns
- tooth whitening
- teeth implants
- dental veneers
- permanent dentures
- cosmetic bonding
If you have visible tooth decay or badly damaged teeth, porcelain crowns can make them look as good as new.
A dental crown encases your natural tooth, and is fixed permanently in place. It is often the best solution if a dental veneer is not suitable.
Dental veneers are also permanently fixed in place, but are attached to the front of the damaged tooth.
A dental veneer is often used when cosmetic bonding is not suitable. Cosmetic bonding uses a special resin to repair damage to a tooth.
If teeth aren’t chipped or cracked, and cavities aren’t a problem, but teeth are discolored, then a cosmetic dental clinic is likely to suggest dental teeth whitening.
Bleaching teeth is a procedure that’s often carried out by cosmetic dentists, although any good dentist will generally offer it as a service to their patients.
Although you can buy home teeth whitening products, professional teeth whitening often uses stronger substances.
Restorative dentistry can make you feel a million dollars, but there are many competitions where the smile makeover cost is paid by the dental implant specialist, magazine, or TV show who is running the dental makeover contest.
So, if you want to win yourself a free dental makeover, you need to need to check out the competitions. It’s generally best to stick to reputable organizations, and read the small print. After all, you don’t want to enter a competition then find that you incur charges if you win.
Some top prizes can bag you over 30,000 dollars worth of smile dentistry treatment.
Smile Makeover Cost
Some cosmetic dental work comes with a hefty price tag, and as with everything else in life, it pays to shop around.
If you have a regular dentist who usually does your routine dental work, there’s no harm in asking him or her to give you an estimate for the cost of dental treatment.
However, there has been a rise in what some people call a ‘smiles dentist’.
Those that specialize in smile dentistry will be experts when it comes to cosmetic dental solutions. They will replace missing teeth and unwanted gaps in teeth, on a daily basis.
They will provide denture implants, crowns and bridges, teeth braces, teeth cleaning and whitening.
They will be accustomed to the latest laser dentistry and microabrasion dentistry techniques.
They will correct crooked teeth, close gaps, use composite dental fillings to replace amalgam (silver fillings).
Most cosmetic work is not covered by dental insurance, but many dentistry centers offer dental treatment payment plans to spread the cost.
If you can find a dentist to give you a free consultation, that’s a start, as some dentists charge around $100 just for a cosmetic assessment
When it comes to the cost of a dental makeover, some quote figures of between $10,000 and $30,000. Other cosmetic clinics offer packages; such as a $20,000 package including twelve porcelain veneers or dental crowns, or a $50,000 package including extras and twenty-four crowns or dental veneers.
Looking good is an expensive business, but you’ll find that many of those people with their gleaming white teeth and perfect smiles have already had their smile makeovers!