A cosmetic dental makeover is a big decision to make. If you’re planning a makeover to your teeth, or a whole new smile, you need to partner with a professional who you trust completely. The investment can be significant. Getting cosmetic dental treatments is a totally different experience to getting essential or emergency dental treatment. It's probably affected you in many ways and been something you've wanted for a long time. It’s important to do your research to make the best and most informed decision. At Lumino, we have a team of highly-experienced and qualified cosmetic dentists throughout our practices. They have enhanced the lives of thousands of Kiwis just like you. They're all highly regarded by their peers in the industry, within New Zealand and internationally.
Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your teeth, mouth and jaw. It can also be used for reconstruction, due to accident or injury. Each situation is unique. You may be wanting to correct a simple issue you’ve lived with for years. Maybe you want an extensive cosmetic makeover to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
It’s best to meet with your dentist or specialist to discuss your concerns and all the options available to you. Cosmetic dentistry can involve a number of different treatments including:
• Teeth whitening
• Replacing amalgam fillings with white fillings
• Teeth straightening, with Invisalign® or orthodontic treatment
• Crowns and veneers
• Implants and bridges
A cosmetic dental makeover can enhance your teeth, smile and overall appearance. It can do more than that too. Cosmetic dentistry can help improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. There are a number of reasons to consider a cosmetic makeover. Early dental development, poor oral health and gum disease can result in problems that affect the appearance of your teeth and smile. These factors can also impact on the function of your teeth, mouth and jaw.
Injuries and accidents also play a role. You may have damaged teeth, broken teeth, or missing teeth. This may impact on the surrounding teeth. It may be you have lived with compromised teeth and smiles for many years before deciding to see a dentist or specialist and considering the options available for you.
When you book at one of our dental practices for a cosmetic dental makeover, you most likely have a lot of questions and want to know the process involved. That’s understandable. It’s useful to think ahead about what your dentist or specialist will need to know to guide you on your journey. Generally, your dentist or specialist will ask you about your medical history and then thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, gums, jaw, tongue, throat, sinuses, ears, nose and neck. You may also need an x-ray.
Your dentist will ask you some questions, such as:
Think about your answers to these questions before your appointment. Being prepared can speed up the process.