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Smile Makeover – Indianapolis, IN

Flawless, Custom Crafted Smiles

woman smiling brightlyDoes your smile convey your inner beauty, charm, and zest for life? If not, we can help. Our cosmetic dentists perform smile makeovers in Indianapolis to transform teeth, recharge confidence, and invigorate lives. We begin smile makeovers with an in-depth consultation and comprehensive exam. Dr. Farthing or Dr. Tepner, whichever cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis is best for you, will discuss expectations, goals, and lifestyle to recommend your best treatment options. Talk to us about your vision of an ideal smile, as well as your concerns so we fully understand how to deliver exactly what you want.

How Does a Smile Makeover Work?

woman smiling happy Here at Indianapolis Family Dentistry, we take a comprehensive approach to crafting your perfect smile. What does that mean? We want to make sure that your smile is healthy and aesthetically pleasing, so we can combine a variety of services to do just that.

Dr. Farthing or Dr. Tepner may recommend porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and/or cosmetic bonding and contouring. Some preventive or restorative procedures may be necessary to help you achieve the results that you’re truly desiring.

During a scheduled consultation, your dentist explains options and lets you know what is recommended based on your needs, budget, and lifestyle choices. They will even create a mock-up smile to help you visualize the improvements that your smile will make in our comprehensive services. At the end of your appointment, you’ll be able to actually see and feel what your ideal smile will be like at the end of your smile makeover journey.

The Benefits of Getting a Smile Makeover

woman smiling dental visit Are you thinking about investing in a smile makeover in Indianapolis? You can expect to reap several incredible benefits, such as:

Understanding the Cost of a Smile Makeover

woman dental visit Before deciding whether or not to get a smile makeover in Indianapolis, you likely want to know how much it’ll cost. However, since each treatment plan is entirely customized, it’s impossible to provide an accurate price estimate until you come in for a consultation. During your visit, we’ll explain which factors influence the overall cost and explain your financing options. We want you to know what to expect every step of the way to ensure there are no unnecessary surprises on your bill.

Smile Makeover FAQs

The promise of completely transforming your smile for the better can be really enticing, but it can also make patients a little bit overwhelmed. Understanding how several cosmetic, restorative, and preventive treatments intersect can be a tall order for just about anyone.

At Indianapolis Family Dentistry we’re well aware of this, which is why we’re happy to spend as much time as you need at a consultation talking about your concerns. Until we can see you, here are some answers to the most common questions about smile makeovers.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Smile Makeover?

Cosmetic dentistry tends to be incredibly low-risk, so most people who are interested in a smile makeover can probably get one. That said, there are obviously some people who will get more out of these procedures than others.

For the most part, people with severe damage to their teeth will get the most out of a smile makeover. Those with massive fractures to the teeth or stains that don’t seem to fade, for example, will benefit most from a makeover. If you have serious aesthetic issues with your teeth that are sapping your confidence, a smile makeover could be helpful.

There are also some health benefits to smile makeovers. For one, people with thin enamel may deal with a lot of tooth sensitivity that crowns or veneers could ameliorate. If you have crooked teeth, that may also make your smile harder to clean and increase your chances of developing an infection.

Ultimately, everyone gets something a little bit different out of their smile makeover, and at a consultation, we’d be happy to have a conversation about what one could offer you.

How Long Does a Smile Makeover Take?

The exact length of time it will take to get your dream smile depends on the number and kinds of treatments you’re getting. Some treatments, like teeth whitening and direct bonding, can be completed in as little as one appointment. Others, like veneers and dental crowns, require multiple appointments several weeks apart.

We’ll be happy to talk with you about what your schedule looks like at a consultation, and we’ll work with you to ensure that your smile makeover isn’t that disruptive to the rest of your life. And if you’re worried about the length of the procedures themselves, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation to make time-intensive treatments much more enjoyable.

Can You Undergo Multiple Procedures During One Appointment?

If you want to see results as quickly as possible, or if you don’t want to take multiple days off of work, you can always try getting multiple procedures within a single appointment. How tenable this is depends on the style of dental work that you’re getting, but we’ll be happy to try and fit as much as we can into as few appointments as possible.

Naturally, these appointments will take longer than usual, so you should be sure that you’ll be able to sit still for long enough if you want multiple procedures. As was mentioned previously, we offer nitrous oxide sedation to those who may want to make longer procedures more enjoyable.

Is a Smile Makeover Covered by Insurance?

For the most part, smile makeovers are focused on cosmetic treatments. These procedures are considered elective by insurance companies, meaning that they aren’t typically covered by most dental plans. Teeth whitening, direct bonding, and veneers typically have to be paid for out-of-pocket.

However, there are some treatments, like dental crowns, that have significant health benefits. There are also circumstances where smile makeovers involve restorative treatment to prepare you for cosmetic work. In these situations, you may be able to count on your insurance company to cover a portion of the treatment.

We take several kinds of dental insurance, so we’ll be happy to assist you with filing paperwork and ensuring that you’re making the most of your insurance coverage.