Having a smile makeover should be an exciting and satisfying experience. For many people, it’s something they’ve looked forward to for ages, so you want to get it right. Listed below are a few of the most important things to ask your dentist.

1. Does Your Dentist Have the Experience and Training For Smile Makeovers?

Don’t be afraid to ask about your dentist’s clinical expertise and education in smile makeovers because it matters tremendously. One of the reasons why Dr. Patel is so popular is because of her advanced clinical training, education, and experience. She is a top dental educator and teaches and mentors other dentists across the country in cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers.

2. Will My Smile Makeover Look Natural?

We have all seen people with ultra-white teeth that are not a flattering shade or shape, but an experienced dentist will focus on evaluating your goals for treatment, your dental health, and functional needs. Dr. Patel individually designs every smile makeover, considering your gender and facial structure, and your aims for treatment, creating a look that is unique and naturally beautiful.

3. How is a Smile Makeover Planned?

In addition to your one-on-one consultation to understand your smile goals and desired outcome, Dr. Patel will evaluate your dental health, using the most advanced precision diagnostic technology and imagining. The information allows Dr. Patel to recommend suitable and long-lasting treatments to restore and improve your smile, both aesthetically and functionally. You want to ensure your dentist works in partnership with you and thoroughly explains all aspects of the recommended treatment for your new smile.

4. Which Treatments Will Be Used?

The treatments suggested will depend on your oral health and your goals and desires. While some people may wish for an extensive smile makeover, others will only want to refresh the appearance of their smile or revitalize old dental work. Potential treatments include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental crowns, dental implants, and gum re-contouring.

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments and is safe, effective and quick and creating a vibrant, bright smile.
Porcelain veneers and restorations are excellent for correcting and strengthening teeth that are cracked, chipped, crooked, gapped, or stained. 
If your smile is a little ‘gummy,’ appears small or uneven then gum recontouring may be right for you! Your gums are carefully reshaped using an advanced dental laser, so they beautifully frame your teeth.

If you’re ready to renew your smile and are considering a smile makeover we’d love to help you get the answers you need. Call our office for a free cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Patel. With decades of clinical expertise and access to the best technology modern dentistry has to offer, we have been creating healthier, more beautiful smiles to our Abington area patients in as little a two visits.