Having a beautiful, winning smile can make you feel more confident and communicate to others that you’re happy, welcoming, and kind. If you feel self-conscious about smiling due to cosmetic concerns, we can help enhance your teeth and gums to achieve a stunning smile that’s both natural-looking and healthy. A Smile Makeover from our experienced cosmetic dentist in Pasadena, Dr. Arash Azarbal, is a custom-designed procedure that combines several innovative techniques to address multiple aesthetic and functional conditions.
Ready to take your smile to the next level? Talk to our team to learn how we can build a treatment plan tailored to your individual aesthetic goals and dental needs.
What Is a Smile Makeover?
A Smile Makeover is a procedure that uses multiple dental techniques to achieve a more cosmetically appealing smile. It is different from full mouth reconstruction in that it focuses primarily on enhancing the appearance of the teeth and gums, while the former procedure addresses multiple aspects and is more comprehensive in reconstructing and repairing cosmetic and functional issues such as the bite and missing teeth. However, many patients choose to combine aesthetic and restorative options to ultimately obtain a result that’s both strong and stunning. Each term simply serves to help you identify what your overall goal is, and to guide our skilled team in delivering an exceptional outcome. When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Azarbal will take the time to discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and evaluate your needs. Together you and he will develop a treatment plan that maximizes your outcome.
What Procedures Can Be Included?
As a Smile Makeover is a fully customized procedure, the combinations of techniques that can be used are nearly endless. We can help you identify which options are ideal for your goals, but in general the most common methods include:
- Porcelain dental veneers
- Chairside dental veneers
- Porcelain dental crowns
- Teeth whitening
- Mercury-free dentistry
- Dental implants
It’s important to have healthy oral structures before applying any cosmetic enhancement, and we will let you know if there are any dental concerns you should be aware of prior to starting. For individuals who feel trepidation when visiting the dentist, we offer sedation dentistry options to make you feel calmer and more relaxed while achieving your smile goals.
How Long Does the Process Take?
A Smile Makeover combines several techniques, so it takes more planning than performing a single procedure. How long the entire process will take will depend on the number of treatments you choose to have, the type of treatments, and several other factors. During your initial consultation, Dr. Azarbal will go over your plan, discuss the estimated time for completion, and provide more helpful information so you can feel well-informed about your experience. You may need to return for multiple visits; however, sedation dentistry may make it possible to complete multiple modalities at once. If this option interests you, we will go over your choices during your first visit.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Every procedure is different. While porcelain dental veneers can last a decade or more, teeth whitening typically begins to fade in about six months. We will let you know how long each of your treatments is designed to last and what you can do to preserve and extend the benefits as long as possible. If you have any questions about how to make your smile healthier and more appealing, we hope you will contact our team to learn more.