A smile makeover at our San Diego practice is one of the most effective ways to improve dental flaws and enhance your appearance. This treatment will be completely customized to meet your needs. You can choose several cosmetic procedures, combining them in a comprehensive treatment. Dr. George Georgaklis will take great care when planning a smile makeover at his La Jolla practice. He will consider your goals, overall dental health, and budget as he determines the most effective treatments for you. You will be an active participant in this process. Dr. Georgaklis will make sure you are comfortable and informed before he begins your makeover.
Evaluating Your Cosmetic Goals
Of course, your esthetic objectives are one of the most important considerations when you are planning your treatment. A smile makeover can address numerous concerns, including:
- Chipped teeth
- Small cracks
- Slightly gapped, crooked, or overlapping teeth
- Unusually shaped or sized teeth
- Dental stains
- A “gummy smile”
- Missing teeth
Dr. Georgaklis Will Consider Your Financial Concerns
Many times, there are several treatment options to correct these flaws. Dr. Georgaklis understands that your budget is an important factor when it comes to your smile makeover. You will discuss your finances at your initial appointment. Then he will help you choose the treatments that are most closely aligned with your monetary goals. For example, veneers and bonding can achieve similar results. However, bonding may be more suitable if you are concerned about the cost of treatment. Additionally, Dr. Georgaklis can usually perform your smile makeover in stages. In that way, you can space out your payments as he performs each step of the process.
The Role of Dental Alignment When Planning Your Smile Makeover in La Jolla
The alignment and force of your bite is another important factor when it comes to a smile makeover. First, Dr. Georgaklis can address crooked teeth during treatment. He offers several orthodontic options. Invisalign® and accelerated orthodontics are two of the most common choices.
Additionally, Dr. Georgaklis will make sure that your dental restorations maintain the healthy force of your bite. He will take impressions and he will double check the fit of veneers or crowns before attaching them to your teeth. In this way, he can prevent uneven pressure on your jaw joints, and he can reduce your risk for TMJ Disorder, dental erosion, and similar concerns.
Your Specific Treatment Plan
Once he has determined your overall needs and goals, Dr. Georgaklis will start to plan the details of your smile makeover. At our La Jolla practice, there are a number of treatments that you can choose from. These include:
- Porcelain veneers or LUMINEERS®
- Dental bonding and contouring
- Teeth whitening
- Gum contouring
- Porcelain crowns
- Bridges or implants
- Invisalign®, Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM, or an alternative orthodontic treatment
After you have selected the specific procedures for your makeover, Dr. Georgaklis will determine the order in which to perform these treatments. Often, you can choose which elements of your smile you want to address first. For example, if you are most concerned about your irregularly shaped teeth, your dentist can perform dental contouring before any other procedure. Often, however, Dr. Georgaklis will need to carry out certain procedures in a specific order. For example, he will often recommend orthodontic treatment first. He will also perform whitening before placing veneers or crowns. That way, he can make sure that the dental porcelain matches the final color of your smile.
Learn More about a Smile Makeover in San Diego
Contact our office today to find out about the different procedures that we can include in your smile makeover. George Georgaklis, DDS will take all the time you need to answer your questions and create a completely unique treatment plan.