How nice can you make my smile? That is what this patient asked. She was newly divorced and had not been very selective with her previous dentists. She wanted to go on Match.com and find a new mate but her smile needed major work. After an implant, a gum lift, and porcelain crowns, she was happy with her smile.
This patient really wanted a healthy nice smile and was highly motivated to achieve her goals with a "smile makeover" or "full mouth reconstruction". The gummy smile on her right side was corrected with a small gum lift. She then had mixed crowns and veneers done on her front teeth, an implant crown on a premolar on her upper left side, and we evened and smoothed the edges of her lower teeth.
Get a Smile Makeover Chicago
A smile makeover includes the rebuilding, replacing or making over many of the teeth in the mouth. It combines a bit of engineering with cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Fondriest provides comprehensive full prosthodontic reconstruction, using the most innovative practices and methods. Our Chicago area office is actually well know as a premier destination for getting a full mouth reconstruction.
When such a large amount of dentistry is planned, you want good design and a lot of pre-planning. A good design and treatment plan will increase the chances the finished smile will look like healthy natural teeth. Patient involvement is very important. We custom tailor your smile transformation to meet your goals.
While the finished full smile makeover offers great improvements in aesthetic appeal, the predominate underlying goal is to improve the overall oral health of a patient.
What Happens During A Smile Makeover?
In the past, when the term full mouth reconstruction is used, there may have been images of pain and discomfort that may come to mind. Thanks to advances in methods and dental materials, a smile makeover is far less difficult. In most cases, it actually has become more of a fun project. With the use of tooth colored composites, porcelain veneers and crowns, and implants, a smile transformation can take place.
The example patient above decided to fix everything. She did everything she could to improve the long term health, bite, and appearance of her smile. Some aspects of this treatment include:
- The process begins with interviews and the doctor examining your teeth
- Learning better oral hygiene and treating gum disease
- A smile design process where you and the doctor design your smile
- Contouring and healing swollen gums and tissues
- Fixing a bad bite
- Replace a missing natural tooth with dental implants or bridgework
- Replacing the outdated dentistry in your mouth
- Fixing black triangles or filling gaps between your teeth
- Addressing any tooth decay in your mouth
- Straightening teeth with veneers or other treatments
After a thorough evaluation of your smile, Dr. Fondriest will discuss the options available and co-create a plan with you. Once an outline is done an estimate of the time and costs is made of your full mouth reconstruction.
Cosmetic dental treatments used during a full mouth reconstruction
Depending on your specific needs and desires, there are a variety of cosmetic treatments used during a teeth makeover. Smile makeover treatments include:
- Orthodontics to align crooked teeth
- Teeth whitening with home treatments if you want a different tooth color
- Gum lifts for a gummy smile or uneven gums
- Dental crowns
- Inlays and overlays
- Dental veneers
- Root canal therapy
- Dental bonding
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
For your final results to look natural and absolutely beautiful, some or many of the above dental procedures may be done.
Finding high quality cosmetic teeth makeover treatment- Becoming a knowledgeable consumer
When a patient decides to have their smile redone, we invite them to share their dreams, desires and expectations with us. Reality is that there are medical and dental experts that can do just about anything today if the patient is willing to go thru the steps to have it done.
Dr. Fondriest is an experienced cosmetic dentist who belongs to both the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Due to his extensive teaching and lecturing history, he has built friendships and relationships with many of the top medical and dental lab specialists in the world. Our office can offer access to these top doctors through referrals for dental and medical advice.
Many general dentists offer advice based on their understanding of what is possible. In many cases, the advice limits treatment to the level of education of that doctor. All patients should think of themselves as dental consumers. When getting a smile makeover in Chicago, we suggest that you get a second opinion. Make sure that you benefit from learning “ALL” of the treatment options available.
What is the cost of a full mouth reconstruction?
A smile makeover will vary in cost from $200 to $100,000. Cosmetic treatments vary greatly in scope. Will plastic or oral surgeons be involved to improve your smile? How many teeth need to be repaired with crowns or veneers? Will braces be required to move teeth into better positions? Will your doctor spend 5 hours or 200 hours working on your case to achieve the smile you desire? Finding a dentist with a conservative nature is in your best interest.
Dental professionals use different cosmetic and restorative techniques to achieve similar results. Cosmetic dentistry is a creative and an artistic service. There are so many ways to reach a goal. The only way to determine what the costs are for you is to have a consultation.
Get the smile of your dreams with a smile makeover Chicago!
Many want a more confident smile? If you would like to learn more about the smile makeover process at our Chicago, IL area practice, schedule a consultation by calling 847-234-0517. Taking your goals and desires into account, we can help create a stellar smile you can be confident about, for years to come.
Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist. He serves clients coming from throughout the United States.