Smile Makeover – San Antonio, TX

Make Your Dream Smile a Reality

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When a single imperfection like a stain or minor chip affects your smile, a cosmetic treatment is often enough to address the issue. However, if multiple changes are desired, Dr. Hiren Patel can design a comprehensive smile makeover. These personalized plans blend restorative and cosmetic services, tailored to bring your dream smile to life. If you’d like to learn more, continue reading or schedule a consultation today to embark on this transformative journey towards your perfect grin!

How Does a Smile Makeover Work?

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Your smile is unique – and so are your dental needs. Dr. Patel takes the time to assess your oral condition and understand your goals before recommending tailored procedures for your dream look. These may include:

  • Veneers – Delicate shells affixed to the front teeth enhance multiple issues with a minimally invasive approach.
  • Metal-Free Dental Crowns – Tooth-colored materials create natural-looking restorations like crowns.
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – Composite resin, matched to enamel, seamlessly addresses minor concerns like decay, chips, and exposed roots.
  • Teeth Whitening – A powerful whitening agent brightens teeth by up to 8 shades, targeting age-related or surface stains.
  • Gum Recontouring – Soft tissue laser sculpting resolves gummy smiles by reshaping the gum line.

The Benefits of Getting a Smile Makeover

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Opting for a complete smile makeover in San Antonio offers various benefits:

  • Certain treatments can improve mouth function, allowing for comfortable and secure biting and chewing
  • Addressing issues such as cracked or unevenly spaced teeth can mitigate the potential for future oral health complications
  • A pleasing smile can substantially boost your self-esteem and overall satisfaction with your appearance
  • Correcting smile imperfections can have a rejuvenating effect, contributing to a more youthful look

Understanding the Cost of a Smile Makeover

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The cost of your smile makeover depends on which treatments you need. We'll give you an accurate estimate after we examine your teeth. Don’t worry – you'll know the cost before we start! When comes time to pay, we'll explain all your payment choices. We can help you apply for a CareCredit financing plan, which allows you to spread out the cost.

Smile Makeover FAQs

Moving forward with a smile makeover in San Antonio can be an exciting venture, but it usually doesn’t come without plenty of questions. Dr. Patel and our team want you to have complete confidence in your decision to pursue this type of cosmetic care, and we’re used to answering the questions of those who have already experienced the life-changing benefits of a smile makeover. This is why we invite you to review the questions and answers provided below and call us should you wish to discuss your upcoming treatment further.

Do smile makeovers have an age limit?

If you are an adult who is inquiring about a smile makeover, there is a much greater chance that you will be approved for treatment. The reason it is not typically provided for children or even teenagers is that their teeth, gums, and overall facial structures are still developing. While some teens can receive certain forms of cosmetic treatment, some need to be avoided until they reach adulthood (i.e., veneers and gum recontouring).

How many treatments can you include in a smile makeover?

The number of treatments included in your smile makeover will be based on a decision you and Dr. Patel have made during your initial consultation. After a thorough discussion of your concerns and goals, we will make notes about the problem areas of your smile and how best to address these problems.

It may be that you only need two different forms of treatment, or your smile might benefit from three or four methods of cosmetic care. No matter the number, you can expect the results to be beautiful.

How do you maintain smile makeover results?

You want your investment to last as long as possible, so you may wonder what you can do to keep your new smile looking beautiful and damage-free year after year. You can accomplish this by keeping the following tips in mind:

  • Continue to see Dr. Patel every six months for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
  • Continue to brush, floss, and rinse daily (often multiple times a day) to keep bacteria and stain-causing particles from building up on teeth.
  • Wear protective mouth gear while playing sports or if you struggle with teeth grinding while you sleep.
  • Avoid biting your fingernails, eating ice, or any other bad habit that can damage your teeth.
  • Stop smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
  • Never use your teeth to open packages or containers. For anything that requires a tool, do not resort to using your teeth.

Is a smile makeover covered by insurance?

It is unlikely that your dental insurance company will agree to pay for your smile makeover. Some exceptions can include metal-free dental crowns, especially if you’re inquiring because of a damaged tooth, but most services are deemed “elective” and not medically necessary. As a result, you’ll need to pay for treatment another way.

This may include financing through a third-party company (i.e., CareCredit) or paying by credit card. You can expect our team to help when it comes to discussing the financial requirements of a smile makeover.