The team at Gillis Dental wants to help you achieve your ideal smile. For some patients, this means that we perform just one or two relatively simple services. For others, we must do more extensive work. If you fall into the latter category, we might recommend that you consider undergoing a full smile makeover in Needham. This customized treatment plan could be the most efficient way for your mouth to look and feel its best.
The smile makeover process starts with a consultation. Your cosmetic dentist in Needham will examine your teeth, take some X-Rays and photos, talk to you about your goals and expectations, and answer your questions. Then, we will discuss your treatment possibilities.
A smile makeover may include several cosmetic and/or restorative services, such as:
After we settle on a treatment plan, we will get to work on putting it into action. The total timeline for your smile makeover will depend on which services you choose to undergo. In some cases, just a few appointments are necessary. However, if you require orthodontia or another long-term service, your smile makeover may take a year or longer. We will take steps to promote your comfort during every stage of your journey.
Some of the top benefits of a smile makeover include:
The cost of a smile makeover varies from case to case. For patients who need relatively simple procedures, such as teeth whitening and dental bonding, the cost tends to be lower than for those who choose to undergo more extensive cosmetic work. Our team will carefully explain the financial aspects of your treatment plan before you commit to anything.
We can also help you explore your payment options. For example, many insurance plans cover metal-free restorations if they are necessary for oral health; we are happy to help you file your claims. We can also help you apply for low-interest financing if you would like to pay for your smile makeover over time.
The team at Gillis Dental wants you to enjoy your ideal look, and we warmly invite you to come in for a smile makeover consultation. In the meantime, you might want to know more about this service and what it involves. To help you out, we have put together the following list of smile makeover FAQs. If you do not see the answer to your specific question, please reach out to us directly.
The timeline for a smile makeover varies from case to case. Some cosmetic services can be completed in a single visit to our office. This is true of dental bonding and other relatively simple procedures. Other cosmetic treatments, such as veneers and metal-free restorations, might require a few weeks to complete.
If you need orthodontia to achieve your desired look, it could take several months (perhaps even a few years) to complete treatment. Restorative services before your smile makeover — for example, some patients require gum disease therapy — could also extend your overall treatment timeline.
We will strive to complete your smile makeover as efficiently as possible. If possible, we will perform multiple treatments concurrently.
How long the results of your smile makeover last will depend on a few factors, such as which specific treatments you undergo and how well you care for your teeth. For example, teeth whitening could last anywhere from a few months to several years, whereas veneers often endure for 20 years or longer. A few treatments, including orthodontia, are designed to provide permanent results.
Here are some tips to help your smile look as good as possible for as long as possible:
Most of the services included in a smile makeover are considered to be purely elective. Therefore, insurance does not cover them. However, if a treatment has significant oral health benefits, it might be covered. This is often true of metal-free restorations. You will have to look at the details of your dental insurance policy to find out how it may apply.
The price of a smile makeover varies from patient to patient. Because this service combines multiple treatments, its overall cost can be thousands of dollars, perhaps even tens of thousands of dollars. Many patients see it as an excellent value because it provides a streamlined path to a beautiful smile that can provide years of heightened confidence.
Our practice has provisions in place to help patients afford cosmetic services. Ask us about financing and the Essential Dental discount plan.