patient smiling after getting a smile makeover

Having a perfect smile is a seemingly unreachable goal for many people. Having gaps between your pearly whites, stained teeth, alignment issues, or other cosmetic issues can make you feel insecure. With so much room for improvement, that’s where smile makeovers come in. This treatment can correct a range of aesthetic smile issues, but it’s important to make sure you have all the information you need before you proceed. Continue reading to learn about six questions that you should be sure to ask your dentist during your smile makeover consultation.

Question #1: How Long Will It Take?

Asking your dentist how long you can expect your smile makeover to take will allow you to make the necessary arrangements to take time off from work, school, or other responsibilities. The amount of time the procedure or procedures will take to complete will vary from person to person. The severity of your cosmetic issues and how many procedures you want to get will also impact treatment times.

Question #2: Can I See Before and After Photos of Past Smile Makeovers?

When speaking with your cosmetic dentist at your smile makeover consultation, ask them if you can see before and after photos from past treatments. Be sure to look at ones for the same or similar treatments to get an accurate idea of what you can expect your results to look like.

Question #3: What Problems You Fix with a Smile Makeover?

Smile makeovers can correct an array of cosmetic problems to give you the gorgeous grin you desire. Some common problems they can fix include teeth that are chipped, cracked, or broken, discoloration, alignment issues, misshapen teeth, and gaps between your pearly whites.

Question #4: How Will You Make My Smile Makeover Last?

As lovely as your smile will look after treatment, you’ll want to make sure that the results last as long as possible. Ask your cosmetic dentist what they’re going to do to ensure that your smile makeover continues looking lovely for years to come. A skilled dentist can break down the steps they will take as well as what you should do to care for your new and improved beam.

Question #5: Will My Smile Makeover Look Realistic?

Though having white teeth makes them look more appealing, be sure that you don’t go too far. Doing so might make your smile look unrealistic. Ask your dentist what will be done to make your smile look lovely yet believable.

Question #6: How Much Will Treatment Cost?

Treatment costs will vary widely depending on what procedures you choose. If the procedure you want costs more than you’re willing to pay, your dentist may be able to recommend alternatives. Some dentists also offer in-house savings plans or financing options so you don’t have to pay for everything at once.

Choosing to undergo a smile makeover is a big decision to make for your smile. Be sure to ask the above questions so you can collect all the information you need to make the right choice for your smile!

About the Practice

LakeView Family Dental is here to help patients in the Keego Harbor, West Bloomfield, and Southfield areas maintain gorgeous grins. If you’re unimpressed with your pearly whites, they offer smile makeover treatments to give you the look you desire. To make an appointment with LakeView Family Dental or for more information on their cosmetic dental services, call their Southfield office at (248) 356-8790, their Keego Harbor office at (248) 683-2323, their West Bloomfield office at (248) 363-3304, or visit their website.