Smile Makeover FAQ

Smile Makeover FAQ

By Joe McIntyre, DDS on December 08, 2021

If you hide your smile because of the appearance of your teeth, a smile makeover may be right for you. A smile makeover addresses cosmetic dental issues helping to transform the overall appearance of the smile and boost confidence. 


At Smiles for Life Dental Care, our team of dentists offer a wide range of procedures to address each patient’s unique dental needs to achieve a smile they’ll be proud to share. Today, our dentists would like to take a look at some important smile makeover FAQ. Serving patients from Harrisonburg, VA, and surrounding areas with locations in Staunton, VA, and Bridgewater, VA, the team at Smiles for Life Dental Care is ready to help you with your smile makeover needs. 

What Is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is not a single procedure. It’s a combination of cosmetic dental procedures used to improve the appearance of the smile. 


Smile makeovers are customized to meet the unique needs of each patient. This means that smile makeovers are not one-size-fits-all but rather individually created treatment plans. 

How Many Procedures Can Be Performed in a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover includes at least two procedures but may include more depending on the patient’s needs. 


Some patients may find that they require three or more procedures to achieve their aesthetic goals while others may only need two. Regardless of the number of procedures, patients can expect to have an attractive smile they can be proud to show off once their smile makeover is complete. 

What Dental Issues Can Be Corrected with a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover can correct a wide range of cosmetic dental problems including:


  • Tooth discoloration
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Teeth that look too large or too small
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Excessive gum tissue or a “gummy” smile

Which Procedures Are Included in a Smile Makeover?

Smile makeovers can include any number of cosmetic dental procedures. Some popular treatments used in smile makeovers include:


  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Gum contouring
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental crowns
  • Orthodontic treatment 

How Long Does a Smile Makeover Take?

The length of time it takes to complete a smile makeover largely depends on the number and type of procedures being performed. 

For some, a smile makeover can be completed in a single dental visit while others may need more time to complete treatment. 

Am I a Candidate for a Smile Makeover?

Because smile makeovers include a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures, almost anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their smile will be a good candidate. 


Ideal candidates should have generally healthy teeth and gums. If any oral health problems exist, those should be addressed before undergoing a smile makeover. 

Schedule a Consultation

Smile makeovers can correct a variety of dental issues but are patients who undergo smile makeovers happy with their results? Absolutely! Patient testimonials with before and after pictures can be found here

If you live in or around Harrisonburg and would like more information about smile makeovers, call (540) 828-2312 to schedule a consultation. 

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