Every patient has their own personal reasons for wanting to improve their smile with cosmetic dentistry. It usually comes down to wanting to love their smile and feel more confident, but the events and circumstances that give this desire meaning are as varied as the people seeking smile makeovers in NYC. One patient wants to take his high-school reunion by storm; another is determined to model self-care for her children; a man wants to renew his wedding vows with his wife on their 50th anniversary and smile proudly in their photos. Parsons Smile Center is honored to help each and every patient achieve their goals with an amazing smile makeover in NYC.
Why Get a Smile Makeover?
We find that many patients come to us after considering a smile makeover for many years, inspired to finally go for it because of a meaningful event coming up in their lives. This patient’s reason for taking the leap to get veneers was a pretty big deal: She was preparing to deliver an important speech in front of the British Parliament!
What Does Smile Makeover Mean?
Dr. Salha’s Parliament presenter patient received veneers, or laminates, to give her the smile she wanted, but a smile makeover may include a number of treatments, such as:
- Implant and porcelain crown
- Replace amalgam fillings with tooth-colored fillings
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
The purpose of a smile makeover is to “edit” anything you’d like to change about the appearance of your teeth when you smile. As such, it typically involves the front teeth. It doesn’t need to be a complete overhaul. Even if your teeth are healthy and look “just fine,” we’re here to help you have a smile you love. Anything from teeth whitening to bonding a single chipped tooth, to half a dozen implants and crowns, Dr. Salha can help you shine confidently.
How Long Does a Smile Makeover Take?
Naturally, the time to accomplish a complete smile makeover will vary, but some patients are able to be in and out in a single day! Others may need to come in for a few visits.
Our Parliament patient didn’t have a lot of time when she came to Parsons Smile Center—just one week, to be exact—but Dr. Salha made sure to get her in before her landmark day. He completed a makeover on all 16 teeth that she wanted to improve, and she was all set the day before she boarded her flight to London!
What to Expect After a Smile Makeover
Well, first of all, you may begin to notice the world treating you differently. You may think, “I wish I’d done this years ago!” But what about more immediately?
As with the time it takes to complete a smile makeover, recovery time will vary depending upon the treatments included. Fillings or implants and crowns, for example, may come with a few days of soreness and the need to take several doses of NSAIDs.
Veneers, on the other hand, don’t usually give patients much trouble at all aside from occasional reports of sensitivity. We’re so happy to report that the patient featured here had no worries at all, experienced no sensitivity, and her speech went off without a hitch! Her Hollywood smile gave her the boost in confidence she wanted before such a monumental moment in her career.
Make an Appointment with Dr. Salha
If you’ve been thinking about a smile makeover in NYC, or even if this is the first you’re hearing of them and you’re intrigued, book a consultation with Dr. Salha today to learn more!