Smile Makeover Overview
Throughout your life, you may have experienced accidents, dental problems, and other difficulties that made your smile less than perfect. A smile makeover performed at Smiles of Chevy Chase is a unique treatment plan of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures that will help improve the appearance of your teeth and the overall health of your mouth. A smile makeover may include teeth whitening (at-home or in-office treatments), veneers or Lumineers, straightening, bonding and contouring, and replacing old metal fillings with composite resin. Your smile makeover could also include restorations, like crowns or bridges, to fill in the gaps of your smile. If you are interested in making over your smile so that it's beautiful and healthy, schedule a consultation with dentist Dr. Despina Markogiannakis at her office in Chevy Chase, MD to get your custom treatment plan.
Best Candidates for Smile Makeover
A smile makeover can help if you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, or if you require several cosmetic or restorative procedures to meet your goals and achieve optimal oral health. Dr. Marko will customize your smile makeover treatment to fit your concerns and goals, such as including teeth whitening to correct stains and discoloration on your enamel. Other cosmetic treatments that may be included in your plan are veneers, Lumineers, or bonding and contouring to improve the shape and length of your teeth and to cover small gaps between your teeth. Dental restorations (such as crowns and bridges) may be used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. At Smiles of Chevy Chase, we use custom-made restorations so that they blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth for a stunning appearance.
Before you have any cosmetic procedures performed, Dr. Markogiannakis will need to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. If you have any prohibitive oral health problems, like a misaligned bite or gum disease, these issues will need to be addressed first.
What To Expect with Smile Makeover
Every smile makeover is unique so Dr. Marko will go over what to expect during your treatment plan, including how many appointments you may need. She will help you plan out your appointment(s) to complete all of the steps of your smile makeover. Local anesthesia may be used during some of the procedures, but other sedation options can be included if you need help relaxing due to dental fears or anxieties. Throughout your smile makeover, Dr. Marko and her team will be available to answer any questions or to help you feel more comfortable with the process.
Smile Makeover Follow-Up
Once your smile makeover is complete, you should maintain the health and appearance of your teeth with a good home oral care routine (both brushing and flossing every day). In addition to daily care, you should schedule dental exams and cleanings at Smiles of Chevy Chase so Dr. Markogiannakis can monitor your oral health. With proper care, the results of your smile makeover should last for many years. Touch-up treatments every few years, like teeth whitening, can also help to refresh your smile. Veneers and restorations may also need to be repaired or replaced over time, all of which can be discussed with Dr. Marko during your appointments.
Smile Makeover Insurance Coverage
During your consultation, Dr. Marko will help develop a smile makeover that fits both your needs and your budget. She can estimate the cost of your treatment plan and explain payment methods we accept, including medical financing. The cosmetic procedures in a smile makeover are typically not covered by dental insurance, but some restorations may be partially covered. Our office will contact your insurance carrier to determine your exact coverage and out-of-pocket costs.
Custom Smile Makeovers
Let Smiles of Chevy Chase help you achieve a smile you'll enjoy showing off with a customized smile makeover. During your consultation with Dr. Despina Markogiannakis, she will go over the cosmetic and restorative dental procedures that will enable you to reach your cosmetic goals. Contact our Chevy Chase, MD dental office to schedule your smile makeover consultation.