Interest in smile makeovers has grown leaps and bounds in the past decade, likely because options for cosmetic dentistry have also advanced during this time. Now, it’s possible to completely transform your smile while still achieving results that look completely natural. If you’re considering a smile makeover, here are the answers to some common questions you might have.
What’s the difference between a full mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover?
Sometimes these two terms are used to refer to the same type of dental work, but there is a subtle difference—a smile makeover typically focuses on correcting aesthetic imperfections, while a full mouth rehabilitation restores teeth that are missing, damaged, or compromised due to injury or disease. A smile makeover may include some minor restorative work like a crown or even a bridge, but a full mouth rehabilitation is almost exclusively restorative.
What does a smile makeover cost in NYC?
It’s not possible to give a precise answer for this because every smile makeover is different—they usually involve a combination of procedures, each with its own price point, and they can include different numbers of teeth and different materials, all of which impact cost. Generally speaking, a smile makeover that does not include any dental implants can range from $20,000 to $30,000. When surgical treatment is needed, as with dental implants, the cost will be higher.
What is included in a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a completely customized treatment plan. What sets it apart from other forms of cosmetic dentistry is that it’s a comprehensive plan that addresses all aesthetic issues; it usually involves two or more procedures and multiple office appointments. Your smile makeover will usually include cosmetic dental treatments like teeth whitening, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, and microabrasion, and it may also involve some restorative work as well. Dental implants, bridges, and crowns all offer aesthetic benefits in addition to improving function and bite strength. Occasionally, periodontal procedures like gum grafts or crown lengthening may be part of a smile makeover too.
Is a smile makeover covered by dental insurance?
Dental insurance won’t cover cosmetic dentistry that doesn’t offer any functional benefits, which means procedures like teeth whitening and veneers are not covered. In some circumstances, other procedures that are included in a smile makeover may be at least partially covered if they will also improve your oral health.
Even if your smile makeover isn’t covered by dental insurance, we’re committed to easing your financial burden and making the dental care you need affordable. We offer flexible and convenient payment plans for qualified patients through CareCredit, including interest-free financing.
Learn More About Smile Makeovers in NYC
The best way to find out the cost of a smile makeover in NYC is to visit us for a consultation. Contact us today at 212-222-5225 to schedule an appointment at Smiles on the Upper Westside and learn more about how we can improve your smile.