Is a Smile Makeover Right For Me?
Let’s face it: Nothing says more about our age and success than a beautiful, natural smile, yet few of us are born with a smile that makes us completely happy. If you’re thinking about cosmetic dentistry, the first step is to know what you want to change about your smile. The changes can be subtle or dramatic but all can contribute to a new you.
What a Smile Makeover Can Do
A smile makeover can correct unsightly spaces, restore broken-down or worn teeth to youthful beauty, and brighten the color of teeth darkened with age. It can improve a smile that shows too much gum by allowing more tooth surface to be revealed. And, if you’ve lost a tooth or had cosmetic procedures in the past that no longer look pleasing to you, a smile makeover can make a dramatic difference. By using durable and natural-looking porcelain veneers—which don’t stain or darken with age—a talented cosmetic dentist can restore and strengthen damaged teeth. You’ll be able to eat anything you like, including ribs, corn on the cob, apples and more with your new veneers.
In a practice focused on cosmetic dentistry the process can be started with just a photo. The photo can be altered digitally to show you how a smile makeover can enhance your appearance. You can share the photo to get input from friends and family before moving forward.
It’s important that a dentist focused on cosmetic dentistry has a thorough understanding of smile design and the mathematics involved in creating a beautiful smile. Using the photo a cosmetically trained dentist can use “digital smile design” to work out the proper proportions for your face.
How to Find the Right Cosmetic Dentist
Here are some things to consider and discuss before you proceed. Will you know in advance what your makeover will do and how you will look? With digital cosmetic makeovers, you can see what your smile will look like before you begin, a critical aspect to ensure your happiness with the results. The process continues by using a custom “wax-up” and temporary restorations that look just like the final result to ensure that you love the look and have input into the final results. “No unpleasant surprises” should be your dentist’s motto!
You should thoroughly research the credentials of any cosmetic dentists you are considering. What are their credentials in aesthetics? How long have they been performing smile makeovers? Who is the ceramist they use and what are their credentials? There’s a noticeable difference in the results when you work with a premier level ceramist who will custom design your new teeth versus working with a commercial lab: Your results will look more natural and fit more comfortably too.
Ask to see samples of the cosmetic dentist’s work and smile makeover photos so you can examine successful case studies for the type of procedure you want—replaced missing teeth, yellow teeth turned white, and more. Before and after photos of several patients should give you the confidence you need to make your decision.
Get Started Today: A Beautiful Smile Can Be Yours
In a survey by Harris Interactive, 84% of adults perceive having an attractive smile as important, and most adults wouldn’t set their best friend up on a blind date with someone who has bad teeth. Studies have shown that a beautiful smile can make people look 15 years younger. If you’re ready to find out if a smile makeover would benefit you, call Advanced Dentistry of Westchester at (914) 835-0542 to set up an appointment today. A beautiful smile is waiting for you!
Advanced Dentistry of Westchester PLLC offers patients of all ages the latest in dental care and has performed smile makeovers for more than 30 years. Dr. Magid participated in ABC-TV “Extreme Makeover”, is Assistant Director of Honors Esthetics along with Dr. Magid-Katz at NYU College of Dentistry as part of the faculty. Drs. Magid and Magid-Katz have published chapters in textbooks on cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers. Along with one of the nation’s premier ceramists, Jason Kim, they have created the smiles of TV and stage personalities and some of your Westchester/Fairfield neighbors, they just look so natural you can’t tell.
Advanced Dentistry of Westchester uses minimally invasive techniques such as laser for “no shot/no drill” fillings. Dr. Kenneth Magid, DDS FICD, was chosen as a fellow of the International College of Dentists…awarded to 4% of the dentists in the world. Both doctors have been selected as a “Top Dentist” by Westchester Magazine and the Consumer Research Council for many years, and Dr. Sabrina Magid-Katz, DMD, was named among “22 People to Watch in Westchester County.” These acclaimed dentists have had articles published in textbooks on aesthetics, written articles for magazines, and have appeared on national TV and radio talking about aesthetics.