6 Things to Know Before Deciding to Get a New Smile

Some people might feel embarrassed about how they look when they smile or how crooked or unhealthy their teeth might look to their friends. Luckily, this could change with a smile makeover. If you’re not happy with your current smile, you can now get a new one with ease, but first, you’ll have to look for an excellent dental center, as finding the perfect veneers for your teeth is a delicate procedure that can only be performed by an experienced dentist. Once that’s done, there are a few things that you might not expect before going through this process. Here are 6 of them.

1. Oral Health Is Your Top Priority

When someone wants to have a smile makeover, this might be because they have badly damaged or missing teeth. Missing teeth, diseases, and infections must be treated immediately before getting a smile makeover. If you ignore these issues, they might have catastrophic side effects later. For instance, a missing tooth can have a drastic effect on your jaw (the tooth cavity will dissolve), eating and speaking might be uncomfortable and might border on painful, and cleaning teeth can also be difficult due to gum disease or decay. Thus, your dentist should prioritize your oral health and get it back on track before proceeding with your smile makeover.

2. You’ll Get an Initial Consultation

As is the case with almost all doctors, you’ll likely go through an initial consultation. This is usually the time in which you’ll get to know your dentist and discuss your goals. Your dentist will also review your dental health in the initial consultation to decide whether or not you’re suffering from any oral issues. In other words, scheduling a consultation is the very first step of getting a new smile and is also a good way of getting a clear picture of what to expect, whether or not your doctor will be able to provide you with that smile you’ve always wished for. This procedure can change depending on the dentist you’re working with, so be sure to ask about this procedure during the consultation.

3. You Won’t Get Veneers Right Away

Getting a new smile is an elaborate process with several steps to get through, so you can’t expect to get your veneer on your consultation day or the first session, for example. A dentist must start with doing a smile analysis first before telling you for sure that you’re an ideal candidate for veneers. Don’t worry though if your dentist deems you “unworthy” for veneers, as there are several solutions that will still have a similar effect and provide you with that perfect smile. Either way, make sure that you discuss your options with your dentist so they can know what you want and don’t want your smile to look like.

4. You’ll Still Have Your Natural Teeth

Your natural teeth won’t simply vanish when you get your veneers. In fact, they’ll still be there but they’ll be reduced. In other words, natural teeth must be slightly reduced in order to hold your veneers in place. This reduction, however, will differ depending on each patient, but you can ask your dentist to make this reduction as minimal as possible. Either way, you probably won’t be seeing your natural teeth anytime soon when you’re getting your veneers done, so there’s nothing to worry about.

5. Enjoy a Variety of Food

Unattractive smiles usually can be caused by oral health-related issues, which can interfere with the way you speak, clean your teeth, and chew your food. Crooked teeth can even make it harder for you to chew on certain foods. Damaged teeth can be sensitive to certain types of food, which will eventually throw your diet right off the course. With a new smile, however, you’ll get to enjoy a range of dietary options without having to worry about toothaches. Because poor oral health can produce a bad taste in your mouth, you’ll be able to taste food without any unpleasant taste in the back of your mouth.

6. You’ll Get Exactly What You Want

Veneers are highly customizable, which means that they can be minimized or changed according to your specifics. Your doctor will need to know your enamel thickness and measure your pulp tissue first before doing so, but make sure that you tell them exactly how you want your smile to be like before they bring your veneers.

 Veneers are one of the best treatments in the world of dentistry. They are customizable, durable, and can be a solution to a host of dental issues. However, like all things, veneers can wear out after a period of time (10 to 20 years). They might be chipped, discolored, or broken, which means that you’ll need to replace them later. So, you have to take this into consideration before making up your mind.