Smile makeover

I was thinking of getting a smile makeover, but don’t have tons of money.  I’m thinking I’ll just start small. After all, I’m already totally hot. If I add in a perfect smile, they’ll be nothing left to improve. ; )

Sienna M. – Florida

Sienna,

I’m glad you’ve decided to not outshine all us normal folks. I mean, the little people deserve a chance.

If I only had a little money to improve my smile, I’d start with teeth whitening. It is the fastest and least expensive way to look younger.   Though, from what I hear, looking young isn’t a problem for you.

Their are two types: one is in-office teeth whitening. It will completely whiten your teeth in one appointment. The other is at-home whitening. This is more gradual, but is also less expensive.

When you’re ready to be totally perfect, let me know and we can discuss porcelain veneers. They’ll completely makeover your smile.

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I can save 7K by going to a different dentist

I’ve decided to get a smile makeover. I’ve been pricing around there are two cosmetic dentists close to me. One is $7,000 cheaper. What could possibly make something cost 7K more if it’s the same procedure?

Melissa H. – Indiana

Melissa,

There are times to go for the discount and times to go for quality.  When you’re talking about a smile makeover, it is time to go for quality.  One of the things you might need to ask is if the “pricier” dentist is more expensive or the “cheaper” dentist is just lowering his prices to draw in more patients.

It takes a significant amount of post-graduate training to be skilled in cosmetic dentistry.  You need to not only be technically proficient, but have an artistic eye.  Most dentists get into dentistry because they like to fix things. They can have the technical skill to give you porcelain veneers, but maybe they don’t know how to make those veneers beautiful.  This really is a situation where you’ll want the best dentist.

I have seen many cases of people who’ve spent thousands of dollars on their smile only to end up disappointed.  The key will be knowing your dentist’s qualifications. Ideally, you would want a dentist who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Only the dentists with the highest levels of skill and artistry reach accreditation. It would even be worth it to drive to the next city if necessary to go to the best dentist available.

This blog is brought to you by Tulsa Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jerome Cha.