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Smile Makeover in Raleigh, NC

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Throughout your lifetime, you may have had accidents, dental issues, and more that have made your smile less than perfect. A smile makeover at City of Oaks Dental is a personalized treatment plan of restorative and cosmetic procedures that will aid in improving the appearance of your teeth — and the overall health of your mouth. A smile makeover might consist of teeth whitening (in-office or at-home treatments), cosmetic veneers, orthodontics, cosmetic bonding, and replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings. Your smile makeover may also include dental restorations, like bridges or crowns, to fill in missing teeth. If you want to know more about improving your smile so that it's beautiful and healthy, make an appointment with Dr. Vivian Throop at her office in Raleigh, NC to receive your customized smile makeover plan.

At City of Oaks Dental, we work so that our Raleigh, NC individuals consistently appear and feel their best. Our Smile Makeover plan offers our patients multiple excellent benefits, including:

  • Quick way to have a few procedures in one go or close together
  • Reduce reasons that create difficulty eating or closing your jaw
  • Whiten and align your smile for a movie-star outcome
  • Grow your confidence and self-efficacy surrounding your mouth and total look

Who is a Candidate for a Smile Makeover?

A good candidate for a smile makeover has cosmetic dental issues they want to address and would like an all-encompassing plan to improve their appearance. Be sure to express all of your concerns during a consultation — it’s important for you to be honest about what you don’t like about your smile. This could include chipped teeth, crooked teeth, stains and discoloration, missing teeth, and more. However, you must be in good overall health to be eligible for certain dental treatments. Dr. Throop will examine your teeth and gums before developing a unique smile makeover plan.

Each smile makeover is personalized so Dr. Throop will discuss exactly what to expect throughout your treatment plan, such as the number of visits you may need. She can help you plan out your appointments to complete each of the procedures in your smile makeover. Local anesthesia will be used during a few of the procedures, but other sedation options can be suggested if you will need help relaxing due to dental worries or anxieties. Throughout your smile makeover, Dr. Throop and her group will be available to answer any questions.

Once your smile makeover is complete, you should maintain the health and appearance of your teeth using a regular home oral care regimen (brushing and flossing daily). In addition to home maintenance, you should attend dental examinations and cleanings at City of Oaks Dental so Dr. Throop can check your oral health. With appropriate attention, the outcomes of your smile makeover ought to last for several years. Touch-up procedures every few years, such as teeth whitening, may help to refresh your results. Veneers and restorations may also need to be replaced or repaired, which will all be discussed with Dr. Throop at your appointments.

We can help you create a grin you'll enjoy showing off with a personalized smile makeover. At your initial consultation with Dr. Throop, she will go over the cosmetic and restorative procedures that fit your aesthetic goals. Speak to our Raleigh, NC office to plan your smile makeover consultation.

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Are smile makeovers covered by insurance?
Most smile makeovers do rely on cosmetic procedures which are not eligible for insurance. However, each treatment is customized and may or may not include treatment steps that could fall under insurance. It's best to check with our administrative team to see what your insurance may cover once an estimate has been established.
How many appointments will I need for a smile makeover?

The number of appointments required for each smile makeover will vary from patient to patient based on which treatments are included in the smile makeover, the patient's oral and dental health, their tolerance for dental work, and others. In some cases, patients may achieve their desired outcome in a single appointment, while patients with more extensive needs may require a series of several appointments to create their dream smile.

The results of a smile makeover can often last years, decades, or even longer. Patients who practice proper oral and dental hygiene, adhere to their regular follow-up and dental cleaning schedules, and stick to healthy habits overall typically enjoy the longest-lasting smile makeover results.
Does a smile makeover include anesthesia?

Depending on the specific dental treatments and procedures included in your smile makeover, we may utilize a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort you may experience. Additionally, we can discuss various sedation options that may further help to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout your appointment.

Does it hurt?
At City of Oaks Dental, we use up-to-date tools and training to ensure our patients' comfort through any procedure. You will likely receive a form of sedation prior to numbing for most dental treatments. Any residual pain you experience after the procedure can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice, as needed.
What are common procedures in a smile makeover?
Many different cosmetic procedures and treatments can end up in a smile makeover package. These treatment plans are designed with your individual needs and goals in mind. Many common procedures that are included in smile makeovers include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and bonding and contouring the gums.

Dr. Throop and her staff are excellent! I was a patient prior to Dr. Throop taking over and I have been very pleased with the care I have received along with my family. We love the new space as well!

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Dr. Throop and her staff are extremely dedicated to a complete customer dental experience. I have been a patient of Dr. Throop’s for many years and am always pleased with her care. After my exams, she is very informative about any additional treatment i may need. The entire staff is professional and my appointments always run on time. I am very pleased with Dr. Throop and her staff.

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This place is the best. Kind, considerate, and professional staff. Dr. Troop and her staff have created a warm and welcoming environment in a modern and comfortable space. For most, the dentist can be a challenging experience, but not here. They’re great.

C.C. Google

love this practice! whole staff is super attentive and friendly!!

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Beautiful, friendly office with the newest technology! Great experience!!

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