Considered by many to be the most attractive physical feature, a nice smile can work wonders in both your personal and professional life. Often the first thing others notice, it speaks volumes without saying a word. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with a winning grin. Some folks with unattractive teeth are actually embarrassed to smile. The problem can hurt their confidence and self-esteem. But with the help of modern dentistry, most patients can proudly show their smiles again.
What Is Smile Design?
Also known as a smile makeover, smile design was created for people with bad teeth who need more than one cosmetic procedure. By combining them into a single treatment session, patients can save time and money on dental work. Teeth whitening, composite bonding, tooth implants, and dental veneers are just a few of the cosmetic procedures our dental professionals might use during your smile makeover.
Common Problem Areas
Although no two sets of teeth are exactly the same, smile design almost always addresses one or more of the following issues:
- Tooth Color: Easily the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure, millions of Americans get their teeth whitened or bleached each year. This simple, painless process can brighten the color of stained or dulled teeth by several shades. Because it is relatively easy to combine with other cosmetic procedures, smile design often includes tooth whitening.
- Alignment & Spacing: Although it will not correct any functional issues (orthodontics are needed for that), smile design can eliminate or improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth. Dental veneers can even conceal the gaps (diastemata) between teeth.
- Missing Teeth: Nothing ruins a smile like missing teeth. They also increase your risk of bone loss and future tooth decay. For these reasons, it is important to have them replaced as soon as possible. Our dental professionals can use implants, bridges, or dentures to fill in your smile.
- Balance: Uneven teeth and gums can actually be re-countered during the smile design process to give your smile a more harmonious, balanced appearance.
What Happens During Your Consultation?
Before you even consider smile design, it is imperative that you get an expert’s opinion. You may find, to your surprise, that a less exhaustive cosmetic procedure may offer the same benefits. On the other hand, if Dr. Guri S. Dhaliwal determines that you are an ideal candidate for a smile makeover, he will explain the process from beginning to end. And because the consultation is complimentary, you will not be charged for his time.
Because it requires extensive preparation, planning, and execution, smile design can cost a pretty penny. For those who can cover the cost themselves, we gladly accept cash, checks Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. For those who need a little help, we provide several financing options from reputable lenders. Many of our patients are able to secure zero- or low-interest loans to help them pay for their dental procedures.
Contact Us Now
Questions about smile design? Please feel to call us at (925) 244-9770. We can help you schedule your free consultation with Dr. Guri S. Dhaliwal today!