Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA
What comes to mind when you hear the work makeover? Most people immediately associate that word with a closet full of new clothes, or maybe a new hairstyle or makeup. But, a makeover could also mean getting a new smile in Poway. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, Smile by Dr. Cook can provide you with the smile of your dreams, one that makes you feel confident and proud.
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover involves cosmetic dentistry that will improve the appearance and function of your smile. Do you have crooked teeth? Do your front teeth have gaps between them? Do your teeth look yellow or dingy? Are your gums too “gummy?” These are all common issues that people mention when wanting to improve their smile. By using various cosmetic dental procedures, Dr. Nicol Cook can improve the look and function of your smile.
What procedures are included in a smile makeover?
Deciding which procedures are best for your smile makeover will involve various factors such as what exactly it is that you want to improve, your budget, timeline, and the state of your oral health. During your consultation with Poway’s cosmetic dentist Dr. Cook, she will assess these factors with you to determine the best course of action. However, common cosmetic dental treatments may include a combination of the following: teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, dental crowns, dental implants, or bridgework. In some instances where the entire bite needs to be reconstructed, a complete set of implant replacement teeth may be needed. The good news is that your treatment plan will detail exactly what procedures are needed to help you achieve that confident smile you desire.
How long does it take to get a new smile?
This also will depend on the type of procedures that you choose. If you are pressed for time, let your dentist know upfront, especially if you have an important date in the near future. While some cosmetic dental treatments may be able to be completed within a single office visit, others may take several visits over the span of a few months.
I’m nervous about getting work done on my teeth, what should I do?
It is natural to feel nervous about going to the dentist, especially if you are undergoing extensive procedures during a lengthy appointment. Not only is the idea of going a bit unsettling for some, but trying to sit still for a long appointment may be difficult. For these instances, Dr. Cook offers sedation dentistry to help ease any dental anxiety or fears that you may feel towards going to the dentist. Just be sure to discuss your medical history with Dr. Cook, as certain medical conditions may preclude you from being a candidate for sedation dentistry. In general, however, most healthy individuals can receive sedation dentistry with ease.
Get a new smile in Poway
We can help keep your mouth healthy, but we take pride in helping you achieve a smile that makes you feel proud. To schedule a consultation to explore your cosmetic dentistry options, please call (858) 673-0141 or contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today. We welcome patients of Poway, and Rancho Bernardo, California.