The impressions that we make on others begin with our smile. We expect a smile to project warmth and friendliness. A radiant smile can do that and more. According to studies, people perceive an attractive smile as a representation of success, motivation, and general health. If your smile is not currently making the impression you want; if your smile is not a feature you feel good about, you can do something to change it. Dr. John A. Garza can develop a smile makeover around your desired outcome, and give you the smile you always wanted.
What Is a Smile Makeover?
“Smile makeover” is a blanket term that describes a group of cosmetic dentistry procedures designed to address one or more concerns. A smile makeover is not always an intricate process. Some people undergo just one or two treatments to reach their desired appearance. What defines the smile makeover is that it is designed for each individual based on their wishes, their complexion, and their overall facial structure.
Smile Makeover Candidates
Most adults are ideal candidates for a smile makeover. If your teeth and gums are generally healthy and you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile, schedule a consultation in our Gilbert, AZ office to discuss which cosmetic treatments may elevate your smile.
What Can a Smile Makeover Correct?
A smile makeover can improve your appearance by addressing dental issues such as:
Cracked or chipped teeth
Discolored or stained teeth
Uneven gum line
Smile Makeover Procedures
After a consultation with Dr. Garza, he will consider several different procedures for your treatment plan. These procedures can include:
Veneers are natural-looking covers that are adhered to the front surface of a tooth or teeth. Porcelain veneers may be placed directly by bonding composite resin to a small area of a tooth. Full coverage of a tooth can be achieved with lab-made porcelain veneers that change the shape, perceived position, size, and color of a tooth.
Dental crowns cover the entire tooth. Crowns improve the cosmetic and functional aspects of a tooth as well as provide strength where the tooth has weakened. Using CEREC technology, Dr. Garza can complete dental crowns in a single visit.
Teeth whitening can provide a near-immediate transformation by lifting debris from the pores of enamel. Dr. Garza offers in-office whitening which can produce dramatic results in about an hour.
“My family has been going to Dr Garza for over five years. He’s the best dentist we have ever had and he uses only the best materials available! His office staff is always kind, courteous and caring. We’ve recommended him to our friends & family. Try them, you won’t be disappointed!!!” – R.C.
Tooth loss has a profound effect on the smile as well as a person’s confidence and chewing function. Dental implants provide the highest degree of restoration by replacing roots. Implant posts rest in the jawbone just like natural roots. Here, they stabilize crowns or other restorations, leading to the most natural look and feel. Dr. Garza offers appointment for single implant placement as well as All-on-Four implants for patients that are looking to replace multiple teeth.
Dentures are artificial prosthetics that replace a few teeth or all teeth in an arch. Fixtures may be removable or supported by dental implants. Dr. Garza uses precise fabrication techniques to achieve an optimal fit for long-term retention.
How Many Visits Will My Smile Makeover Take?
Every smile makeover is unique and tailored to the individual. Dr. Garza can often complete your makeover in as little as one visit, depending on your objectives and the treatments you select together. Some smile makeovers are spread out over two or more visits in order to discuss outcomes, prepare teeth, attend to dental needs, and create cosmetic or functional restorations. Patients will be able to discuss the number of visits they need to achieve their desired outcome as well as any other questions during their initial consultation.
Smile Makeover Recovery
Many of the procedures involved in a smile makeover require very little, if any, recovery. Patients are usually able to resume normal activities right away after their chosen procedure. Some treatments may cause slight sensitivity or soreness, but side effects are typically mild and short-lived.
Dr. Garza’s smile makeovers have helped many of our patients feel more confident in their appearance. The boost in cosmetic value in a person’s smile often leads to improvements in oral health, as well, because daily hygiene practices often increase as a way to support long-term results.
How Much Does a Smile Makeover Cost?
The cost of a smile makeover is determined by the extent of treatment desired and the availability of insurance benefits for a given treatment. Cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are elective and not covered by insurance. However, our office offers financing options that can make your smile makeover immediately accessible.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in multiple cosmetic procedures and believe you are a candidate for a smile makeover schedule a consultation with Dr. Garza by calling (480) 539-7979. Our office happily serves patients from Gilbert and surrounding areas in Arizona.