You may be thinking to yourself that a smile makeover sounds like a time-consuming, complicated cosmetic dentistry treatment. But at Forestream Dental in Buffalo, thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry procedures, it may be easier and quicker than you think.
If you live in the Buffalo, New York area, Forestream Dental can help you realize your dreams of a white, bright and dazzling new smile.
What is an Extreme Smile Makeover?
When you see all those makeover shows on TV, do you think, "Wow, I wish my teeth and smile looked like THAT"?
A smile makeover can be one procedure or the combination of several procedures used to give you your own beautiful, white and confident smile. Depending on the procedure or procedures you and Forestream Dental determine are best for you, you can have a new smile in as little as one visit to the Forestream Dental.
A smile makeover can:
- Correct a "gummy" smile
- Fill in gaps left by missing teeth
- Brighten and whiten your teeth
- Fix broken teeth
- Cover small defects like gaps, misalignment and crookedness
Some of the common procedures used in a smile makeover are:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns
- Tooth whitening
- Invisible braces
- Dental implants
- Dental bonding
Which procedure or procedures will give me the best looking smile?
Every person and every mouth is unique so there is no one right answer to this question. Only a qualified cosmetic dentist like Forestream Dental can help you determine the smile makeover procedure or procedures that will achieve the look that you want in your new smile. During your complimentary consultation, Forestream Dental will present you with what he feels are the best options for your individual dental issues.
How Is the Smile Makeover Plan Customized and What Should You Expect?
Each smile makeover is personalized to meet the exact needs of the patient. This is accomplished through both hands-on evaluation and diagnostic tools such as digital x-rays, enabling Forestream Dental to determine which procedures will be needed.
You can expect to be kept informed each step of the way, to be treated with compassion and respect, and to be our top priority during your time in our care. You can also expect to be listened to and provided with honest information that will give you everything you need to make the best decision for your smile.
Are There Treatments Which Are Considered Both Cosmetic and Restorative?
Restorative treatments, by their very nature, are typically cosmetically appealing. Dental crowns, tooth bonding, and similar restorations are shaded and shaped to match adjacent teeth and, when included in a smile makeover, can be further enhanced to produce a brighter and more attractive appearance.
Cosmetic dentistry is focused entirely on the appearance of the smile. Some cosmetic services, such as porcelain veneers, may have a mild impact on tooth strength and function, but they are not considered restorative treatments.
A smile makeover may include both restorative and cosmetic services, depending on the need of the patient.
Can My Smile Be Fixed?
Everyone’s smile can be fixed. You just need the right dentist.
Forestream Dental is an LVI Fellow with decades of experience helping men and women in the Buffalo area perfect their smiles. His commitment to patient comfort, safety, and outcomes is evident in his every interaction – and his results speak for themselves.
Forestream Dental is a No Judgment Zone. We honor the individual and are committed to providing the highest quality service and care to each person who walks through our doors.
Your smile can be fixed. We can help. Call us today to learn more.
Does a Smile Makeover Hurt?
Many of the procedures included in a smile makeover are non-invasive and will not produce any discomfort. However, there may be some lingering discomfort in the days that follow certain dental procedures, such as dental implants. OTC medications are typically sufficient in these cases.
More invasive dental procedures may require a recovery period. During the first few days of recovery, swelling, bruising, and discomfort are always possible. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to help reduce discomfort as needed and will remain available to address any concerns that arise during your recovery phase.
We use topical anesthetic as needed to improve patient comfort during smile makeover procedures. We also offer different types of sedation, including IV sedation, for patients who feel nervous about treatment.
What Are the Benefits of a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover can help to:
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Restore normal speech patterns
- Restore bite strength and tension
- Prevent misalignment and TMJ
A smile makeover can help you look and feel more confident, enhance your self-esteem, and even improve job prospects. Call our office to schedule a consultation to learn what the procedure might be able to do for you.
How long will it take to create my smile makeover?
If all you require is a little brightening and whitening to make a difference in your smile, we can complete an in-office whitening treatment in about an hour. If you need a procedure like porcelain veneers, you will be able to complete treatment in about three visits over the course of a month.
Are professional whitening treatments better than over-the-counter products?
The short answer is yes. Professional tooth whitening, whether done in the office or at home, produces better results than over-the-counter products. Professional-strength gel is more effective than the gels that come in drug store treatments. Plus, with professional whitening, you receive a custom-designed tray that will fit your teeth closely, whereas a generic store-bought tray may or may not fit. An ill-fitting tray will produce uneven whitening, as contact with the whitening gel is what gives results.
How long will my new smile last?
Our goal is for your beautiful new smile to last the rest of your life. With regular check-ups and a good dental hygiene routine, your smile will last many, many years. There may be occasions over time when you need a touch-up or a whitening treatment. You and Forestream Dental can determine when, or if, those are necessary.
If you're tired of covering your mouth during family photos or not smiling because you are ashamed of your teeth, a smile makeover may be just the thing for you.
If you've been considering cosmetic dentistry but don't know what procedure or procedures are right for you, call or email the Forestream Dental today. We're right here in the Buffalo area and serve Amherst, Lancaster, and Williamsville, New York so take the time to schedule your no obligation complimentary smile makeover consultation. You'll find out what your options are for treatment, how long it will take and how much it will cost. In some situations, insurance will cover a portion of your treatment and we also offer financing.
Ask for a Smile Makeover Consultation
Your first step in obtaining a smile makeover is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Forestream Dental. During your consultation you can discuss what you don't like about your current smile, what you want your new smile to look like, and the best treatments available to address your dental concerns.
Next, your subsequent appointment(s) will be scheduled and you'll know exactly when your new smile will be complete!
To learn more about extreme smile makeovers, go to our Frequently Asked Questions about Smile Makeovers page. Feel free to browse the various procedures that Forestream Dental offers and when you're ready, call or email us to schedule your complimentary consultation. We are in a convenient location in Buffalo, New York, in the Forestream Village Shopping Center. We also serve patients in Amherst, Lancaster, and Williamsville, New York.