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Common Procedures used for Smile Makeover

The appearance of our smiles says a lot about us. It may affect the way we interact with others and, most importantly, how we feel about ourselves.

With time it is common to begin to notice some aspects that we don’t like about our smiles. Fractures, gasps, and stains are only some of them.

Some or all of these aspects we mentioned have a solution: A smile makeover. This procedure is done to address multiple cosmetic concerns using different dental techniques to enhance your smile. In the following text, you will find the procedures involve, smile makeover cost, and who is a suitable candidate for this treatment.

Smile makeover, is it worth it?

Cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference in someone's smile and teeth.

The most common treatments used in cosmetic dentistry are simple and not indispensable. However, they require the care of a cosmetic dentist.

When we talk about a transformation, we are talking about using one or more cosmetic procedures to enhance the smile. During a consultation with the dentist, a treatment plan will be created, this will help to get a clearer picture of the results the patient wants and also to have realistic expectations.

What you can change with cosmetic dental treatments.

  • Cracks and Fractures
  • Tooth Color
  • "Gummy smile"
  • Misshapen or uneven teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Missing teeth

Everyone has unique dental needs, therefore the cosmetic treatment applied in this procedure varies from person to person. A patient may need only one procedure while another may need more than one to achieve their dream smile.

Procedures combined in a smile makeover treatment

Teeth whitening in office:

There are a number of teeth whitening options out there.

An in-office teeth whitening procedure is performed at the dental facility.

The treatment involves the use of a hydrogen peroxide-based gel, carefully applied to the teeth for approximately 15-30 minutes.

The number of gel applications depends on the degree of each patient.
In some cases, a specialized light is also applied to enhance the whitening process.

At Sani Dental Group, we use the latest whitening technology that provides enamel protection and reduces sensitivity to deliver an easy and safe procedure.

Porcelain Veneers:

Custom formed porcelain shells designed to cover the front surface of the damaged teeth, used to address different dental concerns including discolored, chipped, misaligned, or broken teeth.

Besides fixing all of these dental concerns, porcelain veneers also provide more secure and lasting results.

At Sani Dental Group, each veneer is customized to the individual's tooth to provide stunning natural-looking results. Veneer's dental are typically done in four full days, so a second visit after the initial consultation would be likely required.

Dental bridges:

A great option to replace missing teeth. It is accompanied by three connected dental crowns on either side of the gap. They are usually made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics resulting in a strong reliable new set of teeth.

This solution requires at least two visits. During the first visit, the mold is prepared. The patient will receive a temporary bridge to wear while the final bridge is being made.

On the second visit, the custom-made bridge will be placed and adjust to achieve a proper fit.

Gum Contouring:

This procedure can correct and change the shape of your gums. Some patients feel like their teeth appear too short or that their gum line is not symmetrical. The dentist can remove or cut away excessive gum tissue to restore the appearance of your smile.

The technique and how long will the procedure take depends on how much gum tissue is being reshaped.

Dental Implants

One of the best solutions to replace one or more missing teeth. After the procedure, implants will provide strength and stability as natural teeth. Plus, they will also function and look like natural ones. No one will know the difference!

After a complete dental evaluation with the dentist, it is possible to determine if you are a good candidate to receive implants. If so, then the dentist will advise how long and how many appointments will it take.

Dental Bonding

The first step is to select a shade of resin to match the tooth, then the dentist will prepare the tooth for the bonding material to stick easily to the tooth. The composite resin will be applied and shape.

The material is hardened using high-intensity light. At the end of the procedure, the tooth will feel and look smooth.

Cost of your smile makeover

Each smile transformation is personalized to meet every person's unique concerns and needs. For this reason, the cost varies depending on each individual case.

Since it is a procedure that involves several treatments, many believe that the cost will be very high. This is common in countries where obtaining dental care is a luxury.

As shown in the table below, in countries such as the United States and Canada, receiving dental care is very expensive, plus cosmetic procedures do not normally fall under dental insurance or financing.

  Cost in the US Cost in SDG
Teeth Whitening $650 $170
Porcelain Veneers $1200 $350
Dental Bridges $1500 $195
Gum Contouring $50-$350 $170
Dental Implants $3000 $790
Dental Bonding  $400 $50

Smile Makeover Near Me

Every year, more and more foreign patients visit Mexico for treatment. If you decide to take the plunge, we recommend that you do some research before choosing a clinic, see patient testimonials, and compare prices.

Sani Dental Group has become the go-to clinic to visit when looking for restorative dentistry. Currently, Sani Dental Group has clinics in two of the most visited and safe places in Mexico to receive some treatment, Playa del Carmen and Los Algodones.

Many dental offices offer extremely cheap services to attract patients. However, they usually turn out to be non-quality treatments that end up causing problems.
We believe that taking care of our smiles is an investment. Make sure they only visit the clinic that can prove they meet the highest standards and care for their patients.

Call us today to schedule a consultation for your smile design. Take a look at what Sani's former patients had to say about their experience with us. We will be happy to help improve your smile.