Four, Life-changing Smile Makeover Benefits
Cosmetic dental treatments can improve the appearance of our teeth and gums, while restorative dental procedures help keep our mouths healthy and functional. But, why choose between one or the other? Combine the best of both worlds with a personalized smile makeover.
Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen has over 30 years of experience helping patients find a healthy, beautiful, and functional smile in Fountain Valley, CA. With gentle techniques and advanced treatments, our smile makeovers are a popular choice among patients to get a healthy, head-turning smile that meets or exceeds all of their expectations.
Although custom smile makeovers are popular, some patients wonder if the results are worth the treatment. In this article, Dr. Mortensen and his knowledgeable team discuss the value of this comprehensive treatment by exploring four, life-changing smile makeover benefits.
1. Streamlined Treatment
Typically, methodically-planned dental procedures deliver far superior results compared to piecemeal dental procedures. And, when it comes to smile makeovers, efficiency is key. That’s why Dr. Mortensen strategizes each patient’s distinctive treatment plan to maximize results, reduce complications, and save patients valuable time and money.
For example, a patient may want to whiten their teeth, as well as cover minor dental flaws on some of their top teeth with porcelain veneers. Dr. Mortensen can streamline treatment by whitening the patient’s teeth first before color-matching and adhering their dental veneers to their newly-brightened smile.
2. Improved Oral and Overall Health
According to the American Dental Association, the mouth and body are intrinsically linked. This means that an unhealthy mouth inevitably leads to an unhealthy body. In fact, there are numerous systemic health issues caused by declining oral health, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- Neurological issues
- Respiratory conditions
A smile makeover can address oral health issues known to impact systemic health, such as:
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
- Extensive dental damage
As a result, a personalized smile makeover can improve the appearance of our Fountain Valley patients’ smiles while also enhancing their oral and bodily health.
3. Enhanced Social Health
An unattractive smile can make employment and socializing much more challenging. Data gathered in 2012 reveals statistics about how a smile can impact a patient’s social health, indicating that:
- Almost a third of Americans immediately notice an individual’s teeth upon meeting
- People with straight teeth are viewed as 58% more successful and 45% more likely to gain employment
- Individuals with crooked or damaged teeth are 43% less likely to go on a first date
- People with attractive teeth are perceived as 21% happier, 38% smarter, and almost 47% healthier
So, a smile makeover with Dr. Mortensen doesn’t just enhance patients’ oral and systemic health–it can help enhance their social and mental health, too.
4. Better Biting, Chewing, and Speaking Function
Missing, damaged, and crooked teeth can affect oral function, making eating and speaking more difficult. With a smile makeover, however, patients can restore and improve their oral performance by addressing dental damage, disease, and dysfunction with high-quality restorative and cosmetic treatments, like:
- Composite dental bonding
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Orthodontia, like Invisalign®
Schedule a Smile Makeover Consultation Today
If you’re ready to experience these four, life-changing smile makeover benefits for yourself, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrew Mortensen in Fountain Valley today. Our team can help you strategize your treatments according to your goals, lifestyle, and budget. Call (714) 964-4183 or send us a message to get started now.