The phrase “smile makeover” is a loaded one – it carries so many connotations. What do you think of when you see those words? A stereotypical Hollywood smile, with piano key teeth? A grin that makes you look like an entirely different person (and not in a good way)? Or something more subtle that fixes the visible flaws, and makes the smile stronger and more visually appealing?
In reality, “smile makeover” can mean just about anything. The only consistent aspect is that it alters something about your teeth. And your smile makeover should reflect your unique needs, preferences, and appearance, not a universal idea of what a smile should be. When you find the right cosmetic dentist, bringing your ideal teeth into your daily life will be a comfortable, exciting, and successful process.
If you’ve been hoping to change something about your grin, but have held back out of anxiety over what cosmetic treatment will really be like, read on to shatter a few widely-held misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry. If you’re looking for answers to your questions, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Okamura online or give us a call at (206) 362-3200. A cosmetic consultation costs you nothing, but opens up so many possibilities.
Cosmetic treatment can be simple
Dental bonding takes just one appointment, and lasts for years
If you have dental anxiety, a busy schedule, or some other restriction that keeps you from spending much time in the dentist’s office, don’t worry – there are plenty of same-day cosmetic treatments. These options will allow you to make even dramatic changes to your teeth without making dramatic commitments. A few include:
Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have to be expensive
The treatments we mentioned above aren’t just low on their time commitment; they also happen to be less costly than their more involved alternatives. When there isn’t a dental lab, multiple appointments, or porcelain restorations involved, you’ll be able to make over your smile without making a big dent in your budget. If you’re ever concerned about affording cosmetic procedures, talk to us – we may be able to help you find financing or some kind of payment plan.
Cosmetic dentists don’t compromise function for appearance
When you’re working with a skilled cosmetic dentist, you don’t have to worry that your final teeth will be pretty but less capable. Cosmetic dental work should never compromise your tooth strength, and the best cosmetic procedures actually improve it. If you struggle with tooth sensitivity, you’ll find that options like bonding and veneers leave you feeling more comfortable and more confident.
Some cosmetic procedures are covered by dental insurance
Depending on your insurance and your procedure, you may be able to receive at least partial coverage, which always helps with the financial load.
Still have questions about cosmetic dentistry? We’re here to help. Just give us a call.