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What is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover can happen in one treatment or visit, or it can take multiple treatments over many months. A smile makeover may include teeth whitening, dental implants, veneers, white fillings, bridgework, tooth bonding, clear braces, or crowns. Teeth whitening, dental implants, white fillings, bridgework, and instant orthodontics (porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, and crowns). Another option for a smile makeover, depending on your unique dental status, might be clear braces, which would extend the overall treatment time into months.
Everyone can improve their smile. The Kodish Group can customize a treatment plan for you. The materials used today for smile makeovers are stronger than natural teeth. They hold up better against decay and wear and tear. Depending on the care you take of your teeth, dental work should last many years, possibly a lifetime.
Veneers are an effective way to fill small gaps between teeth, to resurface and enlarge worn-down teeth, to cover teeth which have irremovable stains, to repair the appearance of crooked or poorly aligned teeth, and to cover small breaks or chips in teeth. They’re a common element of a smile makeover.
How Long Will My Teeth Whitening Last?
How long your teeth whitening will last depends on how well you brush and floss your teeth, how often you ingest substances which cause staining (e.g., coffee, tea, nicotine, red wine), and whether you have regular check-ups and professional cleanings done. With increased age, some discoloration may return.
Veneers and crowns don’t respond to the teeth whitening process. So if the existing crowns are visible when you smile, there are two alternatives. First, you could have them redone to match after your teeth have been whitened. Or second, you could have veneers placed on your front teeth, instead of having a teeth whitening treatment, so your smile makeover will show a consistent shade of white.
What if I am Afraid of the Dentist
Depending on the extent and cause(s) of your fear, you can be calmed by several things. First, a comfortable and friendly office atmosphere is essential. Second, ask all your questions! Don’t be shy about taking up our time. The more you know, the less fear you’ll probably feel. Third, we can provide headphones with soothing music. Fourth, nitrous oxide can be administered to relax you.
Whether or not your insurance will cover your smile makeover depends on the reasons you have the makeover. Most insurance plans do not cover dental work that is purely cosmetic. However, if you have crooked teeth that are interfering with your alignment or causing migraines, have missing, broken, or crowded teeth that are decaying and dying due to difficulties keeping them clean, insurance may cover treatments.
The Kodish Group
Dr. Kodish is an experienced Dentist in Fort Lauderdale. At The Kodish Group, we provide complete preventative dentistry to help you and your family remain cavity and gum disease-free. Contact The Kodish Group and schedule an appointment to have a smile makeover today! Dental insurance plans vary. The Kodish Group offers financing.
Dr. Gary Kodish welcomes you to Kodish Dental Group. Here is Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Gary Kodish and his team believe in providing patients with the best treatment available. We support a ‘full care’ dentistry environment, meaning that we will recommend the services needed to bring your smile to a state of optimal health, as well as provide you with a personalized prevention plan to address further concerns. This level of dental care is the dental care we would give members of our own family! Please contact us at 954-462-5252 today to schedule your first appointment. Visit our website.
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