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Got a question about smile makeovers? Here are some answers

Here at The Dental Clinic we often see patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. During an initial consultation, we do a thorough oral health check and discuss your treatment options for a smile makeover. To see some of the end results of our smile makeovers, visit our case study page

Simon Assor and Stuart Levy work on all of our smile makeover cases and have given many a patient a beautifully brightened up smile. They are both qualified to deliver this treatment due to gaining a Master’s degree in restorative dentistry from the prestigious Eastman’s Dental Hospital and have been doing this for the past 18 years. Here are a few questions Simon and Stuart have answered for us:

Question: How long does the treatment take?

Simon: This really all depends on what your goals are and what treatment is recommended in order to achieve those desires. If short-term orthodontics is required this will take a few months on top of any other treatment that is carried out. However, veneers will only take two dental appointments and tooth whitening can be carried out with a home whitening system over a couple of weeks.

Question: How permanent is a smile makeover?

Stuart: Short-term orthodontic treatment will move the teeth into new positions and will usually be held in place with a discreet wire at the back to prevent them from moving back, so this is a permanent treatment. Veneers last many years but can break or chip, just like a normal tooth can, so you need to be careful with and look after them as you would your natural teeth, although veneers can be repaired or replaced. Tooth whitening is not permanent as it simply removes the stains that build up from ageing and certain foods and drinks. You will notice the teeth will gradually discolour but you can have the treatment again to keep those pearly whites gleaming.

 Question: Does a smile makeover give you a fake, Hollywood smile?

Simon: Not unless that’s the look you’re after. A smile makeover is about working out what you don’t like, understanding your aspirations and looking at the techniques that can be used to create the smile that you really want. Here at The Dental Clinic we will recommend a natural look that will be as kind to the teeth as possible and that will suit you for the long term rather than being fashionable right now.

If you are interested in getting a smile makeover, you will also be pleased to know that we offer complimentary consultations with our Treatment Coordinator who can discuss all your treatment wants and needs in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Click here to request an appointment online now.

If you have any questions, be sure to book an appointment with us today to discuss your options. Drop into the practice at The Dental Clinic, 359 Watling Street, Radlett, Herts, WD7 7LB or call us on 01923 859678.