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A Smile Makeover For Sally

Sally is not satisfied with her smile. She wants something new, something better.

She wants a smile makeover.

Her teeth have become a source of frustration for her as she has gotten a little older, so she wants to transform her teeth into something terrific instead.

Where could she go to accomplish this goal? What could she do for this dental do-over?

If she lives in or near Fredericksburg, VA, she could visit dentist Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S., & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S.

Smile makeovers are one of the many ways we use cosmetic and restorative dentistry to benefit the patients who visit their practice.

What Is A Smile Makeover?

Merriam-Webster defines a makeover as “the act or process of making changes to improve the appearance or effectiveness of someone or something.”

A smile makeover could fit this definition in a couple ways. If Sally receives a smile makeover, her teeth will become more aesthetically pleasing, and that will make her more likely to smile. Surveys have shown that people with nice smiles are considered more attractive, as well as friendlier and more trustworthy.

The specifics of every smile makeover will be different, but the thing they have in common is we can utilize all the tools in our restorative and cosmetic toolkits to fix the problems that you have with your smile.

When Sally comes to us seeking her makeover, we will start by examining her teeth and discussing the things that she would like to change.

The final decision rests with our patients. Our job is to help you understand your options so you can make the right decision for you.

Sally Gets Started

Sally had a few cavities when she was younger, and they were filled with an amalgam filling. This has given parts of her teeth a metallic appearance, which she has grown to dislike.

She also has a space between her two front teeth. It’s wide enough that she has noticed it is a distraction when she is talking to clients at work, so she wishes it would go away.

And last but not least, she has developed some stains over the years that left her teeth looking more yellow than pearly white.

Sally Sees Her Options

One way to deal with her issues is to address them one at a time.

We offer tooth-colored fillings in our office. We can replace Sally’s old fillings with white ones that will more closely match the color of her teeth. This will make is much harder to tell which of her teeth had tooth decay.

The space between her teeth can be corrected with Invisalign or with Six-Month Smiles. Both are simple systems to change the alignment of her teeth. Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners. Six-Month Smiles uses brackets and wires with a focus on moving just the teeth that are most visible when you smile.

To make her smile brighter, we offer professional teeth whitening, which is more potent and more effective than any commercial whitening product available in a retail store. We offer Opalescence in-office and take-home treatments, and we can discuss the benefits of each with her.

An alternative would be to use white fillings to give her teeth a more uniform appearance and then to use veneers to correct the other issues. Veneers can close the gap between her teeth and whiten her smile in one fell swoop.

What Sally decides may depend on how quickly and how dramatically she wants her smile makeover to be.

What Would You Decide?

If you were in Sally’s shoes, what would you decide to do?

Some people would prefer the one-step-at-a-time approach to make sure each individual element of their smile was addressed. There could be financial reasons for doing this, such as spreading out the costs by doing one treatment at a time.

Other people will prefer to make the change as quickly as possible, and go with the veneers so they can see the results faster.

No matter which option you choose, we can work out payment options. Just talk to our staff so we can set something up to help you get the smile you want in a way that works with your budget.

Get Started On Your New Smile

Sally may not be a real patient, but smile makeovers are a real service that we provide for many patients who visit our Fredericksburg, VA, dentist office.

To find out how we can help you, schedule a consultation with Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S., & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S. by calling (540) 369-4926 or by filling out our online form. Take your first step toward your new smile.