You deserve to feel confident every time you smile. Your own positive perception of your smile is important to your self-esteem and to the way you see yourself. When you smile freely and openly, it may have a positive effect on your face-to-face interactions. In Glendale, AZ, experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox can rejuvenate your entire smile at once, in a smile makeover. To schedule a consultation, please call our experienced team at 602-978-1790.
Smile Makeover Candidates
A smile makeover is a comprehensive approach to your oral health, and to the overall appearance of your teeth and gums. In this restorative dentistry approach, Dr. Wilcox treats each of the issues you are dealing with, which may include:
- Stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Uneven gum line
- Tooth decay
- Worn teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Missing teeth
Instead of correcting these problems piecemeal over the years, you can have multiple issues fixed in one treatment plan.
Most people who want to refresh their smiles and oral health are good candidates for a smile makeover. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilcox. He'll assess the condition of your teeth and discuss your goals with you. Then he can make recommendations for which dental treatments best fit those goals.
Your Smile Makeover Treatment Plan
Dr. Wilcox will develop a plan for your individualized makeover. Using x-rays and other imaging technology, Dr. Wilcox can diagnose the sources of any dental problems, and see what needs to happen in order for teeth and gums to look ideal.
Dr. Wilcox will determine all of the treatment options that will accomplish your dental goals. In a smile makeover, he will recommend a comprehensive set of treatments to correct multiple dental problems at once. Your smile makeover may include one or more of the following:
- Root canal therapy
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental implants
- Dental bonding
- Dental bridges
- Porcelain crowns
- Inlays and onlays
- Tooth contouring
- Gum lift
- Teeth whitening
The right combination of treatments enables you to have the bright, rejuvenated smile of your dreams.
Positive Effects of Improving Your Smile
If you are unhappy with your smile, then you already know how those feelings can impact your well-being. Damaged teeth and gums can make speaking, eating and smiling uncomfortable. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports people with damaged smiles are viewed as less attractive and less confident by their peers. But with a beautifully rejuvenated smile, you may experience the following lifestyle benefits that go beyond dental health:
- The ability to create a great first impression
- More confidence in the social, romantic and professional aspects of your life
- Improved self-image and self-esteem
Dr. Wilcox has the skills and experience necessary to not only make your smile look great, but also to optimize the health and function of your teeth. Dr. Wilcox has a two-fold approach to your smile, improving both aesthetics and dental health.
Smile Makeover Results
The results will be long-lasting. Dr. Wilcox chooses treatments and restorations that provide beautiful but durable results. Each person will be seeking something unique when they choose a smile makeover, but some of the results achieved by our patients in the past include:
- Straight teeth
- Aligned bite
- Whiter, brighter enamel
- Aesthetically pleasing, healthy tooth shape
- Full, symmetrical smile
We are personally committed to accomplishing your unique dental goals, whatever they may be. Each of our patients is a unique individual, and we provide individualized treatment options.
Common Questions About Smile Makeovers
How much does it cost? The cost varies widely, mainly because the combination of treatments varies by patient. In addition, the following factors influence cost:
- Specific dentist and his or her fees
- Dental practice's geographic location
- Technology and materials used
When you visit us for an exam and consultation, our staff will provide you with an estimated cost, so that you can plan accordingly. Certain types of treatments – such as dental fillings – may be covered by your dental insurance policy.
Is there financing available? If you wish to apply for financing, you may do so through CareCredit or Lending Tree. These providers offer 3, 6 and 12 month interest-free plans. Ask our staff for more information.
How long will the results last? That depends on the type of treatment. Generally speaking, cosmetic dentistry treatments provided at Desert Smiles produce long-lasting results. Porcelain veneers, for example, can last a decade or longer and are commonly used in a smile makeover.
How do I know if I am a candidate for a smile makeover? The only way to know for sure is to visit Dr. Wilcox for a one-on-one consultation. He'll make sure you know all of your options and that you feel confident about any decision you make.
How long will it take to complete my smile makeover? Just like price, the treatment length is impossible to quantify until Dr. Wilcox has discussed your goals and examined your teeth. Once Dr. Wilcox makes his recommendations, you can ask how long it will take and find out which combination will provide the fastest results.
The Next Step
The next step is to schedule your consultation! Desert Smiles is conveniently located in Glendale, serving people from across Phoenix Metro. In addition to his many years of experience, Dr. Wilcox has received prestigious cosmetic dentistry training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He was voted a 2015 Top Dentist by Phoenix Magazine, and he is passionate about providing the most aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting and state-of-the-art cosmetic dental treatments.
If you live in Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale or the surrounding areas, and if you are interested in a smile makeover, please call Desert Smiles, at 602-978-1790, to arrange a consultation with experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox. Dr. Wilcox is personally committed to helping each of his patients have the smile of their dreams.