If you have chips, gaps, discoloration, or a combination of imperfections affecting your smile, you might not know where to start.
Dr. Bruce J. Wilderman offers smile makeovers for patients who want to address multiple cosmetic concerns with a streamlined series of procedures.
Why do our patients love our custom smile makeovers?
What kinds of cosmetic issues can be concealed with a smile makeover?
Why Invest in a Better-Looking Smile?
According to a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly all of those surveyed felt that a nice smile makes another person more attractive.
Additionally, the findings showed that:
- 99.7 percent of respondents believed that a smile is a vital social asset
- 74 percent felt that having a bad smile can hurt someone's career
Worried about the Cost of a Smile Makeover?
Smile makeovers are entirely customizable, so the price will vary from patient to patient. This also allows Dr. Wilderman to design a unique plan based on your budget. If you are on a tight budget, you can include conservative, cost-effective treatments such as teeth whitening and dental bonding in your smile makeover. If you have more flexibility, you can opt for porcelain veneers, which offer unparalleled aesthetic enhancement.
Since the treatment can improve several aspects of your smile and boost your self-confidence, many patients find that the benefits far outweigh the costs. Financing with CareCredit® is available so you can afford the treatment you want and deserve.
Which procedures are often used in a smile makeover?
We Offer a Range of Treatments to Enhance Your Smile
What to Expect during Treatment
Your consultation is the first and most important aspect of your smile makeover. During this appointment, you will share your concerns and goals with Dr. Wilderman. Photographs of your smile will be projected on our 46-inch display so that you can highlight particular areas you are unhappy with.
Once Dr. Wilderman has a thorough understanding of your personal needs and goals, he can start designing your customized smile makeover plan. This plan will include a summary of your treatment costs and expected timeline.
PreparationPrior to beginning your smile makeover treatments, Dr. Wilderman will ensure that your smile is healthy. Any outstanding oral health concerns such as gum disease or cavities will need to be treated prior to any cosmetic enhancement.
ImpressionsNext, we will take detailed impressions of your smile. These will be used to create a precise mold that Dr. Wilderman and our team will rely on to design and create any restorations you are receiving, such as veneers.
Your wax-ups are an important part of a smile makeover plan. You can try these on to refine what your final outcome will look like. They will also be sent to our ceramic artists to ensure that your results are consistent with your expectations.
A skilled ceramic artist will use your impressions and wax-ups to create porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, or dentures. If you do not need restorations, your smile makeover can simply be completed in our office.
The time from your initial consultation to your final results will vary depending on which procedures you choose. Dr. Wilderman and his team are committed to delivering the best results which will last for years with proper care.
Our Personalized Approach to Smile Design
Smile design is a complex process of choosing the right treatments and the right treatment dimensions to help your smile look the best it can. Dr. Wilderman explains how your tooth-to-gum ratio and the proportions of each tooth must be carefully analyzed. This process has helped him to exceed patient expectations in many cases.
Dr. Wilderman Works Carefully to Provide the Very Best Result
Dr. Wilderman and his team pride themselves on delivering incredibly lifelike results by maintaining constant communication between the doctor, the patient, and the ceramic artist. Every party involved has a clear vision of the results before we even begin treatment. And because each plan is designed with your personal needs and goals in mind, your results will be entirely different from other smile makeover patients and complement your unique appearance.
Depending on which treatments you undergo, your results might take one appointment or up to several months to complete. You can maintain the effects for years to come with proper at-home care and regular exams and cleanings.
See the Transformation for Yourself
Regular Check-Ups Can Protect Your Results
You play an important role in maintaining the results of your smile makeover. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily can minimize discoloration and protect the integrity of your restorations.
However, regular dental visits are crucial to ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful after a makeover. Professional cleanings are an excellent way to combat stains before they require additional cosmetic treatments. In addition, your dentist can perform an exam to check you do not need any restorative procedures for conditions which could compromise your appearance.
As a veteran of piecemeal dentistry with fillings, root canals, and crowns I went to see Dr. Wilderman who took my entire mouth into consideration when coming up with a treatment plan. No dentist had ever done this before or diagnosed the issues involved that needed to be corrected. As a result of a lifetime of acid damage which exposed dentin and gave me sensitivity issues and teeth grinding my teeth had become very worn and it became clear that they would not last without proper intervention to correct these issues. I had a total mouth restoration done over a period of 3 years that not only corrected my bite but gave my teeth structural integrity and optimum functionality not just good looks. Every tooth had to have either a crown or veneer applied. It sounds like a monumental task but it couldn’t have been easier and more pain free. Dr. Wilderman is a master anesthetist and his assistants are very comforting making the experience much better than I thought it could possibly be. I now have a perfect Hollywood smile. My teeth look completely real even close up. Dr. Wilderman is a perfectionist and has the artistic vision to make your smile the best it can be using the latest state of the art technology as well as his expertise
Dr. Wilderman and our team use a range of advanced tools and technology to provide stunning smile makeover results.
We can take digital images of your smile and display them for you during your consultation. At this visit, you can sit down with Dr. Wilderman to examine these pictures, point out specific concerns, and discuss your treatment options.
In addition, we have several advanced teeth whitening options, including KöR and Zoom!® bleaching systems, to remove even the most stubborn stains.
Our team is committed to utilizing the best tools to create a beautiful smile that is as healthy as it looks.
Understanding Treatment Cost
Your smile makeover cost at our practice will depend on several factors, including extent of treatment, any necessary sedation, and the dentist’s qualifications. Dr. Wilderman will thoroughly explain all the elements affecting cost during a private smile makeover consultation.
Factors to Consider
The average cost of a smile makeover treatment varies from patient to patient. A variety of factors can affect the final treatment cost, including:
- Dentist’s expertise and experience: A dentist’s qualifications and how long he or she has been practicing can impact the overall cost of treatment. When choosing a cosmetic dentist, it is important to ask questions regarding your dentist's reputation in the community and the satisfaction of the patients he or she has treated. Dr. Wilderman has over 30 years of experience and has delivered excellent results for his patients.
- Combination of treatments: A smile makeover can address teeth that are cracked, chipped, gapped, worn, discolored, or misaligned with a combination of cosmetic treatments. Each smile makeover is customized to meet your unique needs and can include multiple procedures, such as dental bonding, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or teeth whitening.
- Sedation: Not all procedures require sedation, but if sedation is necessary, this will increase the cost of your treatment.
- Follow-up care: Most treatments can be combined in one to two office visits. However, treatments such as Invisalign® and dental implants will require additional office visits and could increase your overall cost.
Investing in Your Appearance
A smile makeover should be viewed as an investment into your long-term health and happiness. Patients who undergo a complete smile makeover generally enjoy an improved quality of life as well as an increase in self-confidence.
We never want cost to be an inhibitor to your treatment, which is why we provide affordable financing through CareCredit®.
At Artistic Expressions Dentistry, we never want cost to be an inhibitor to your treatment, which is why we provide affordable financing through CareCredit®. This flexible payment option provides zero percent interest for up to 18 months with low monthly payments to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
Contact Us to Learn More about Smile Makeover
If you are considering a complete smile makeover in the Philadelphia or Doylestown area, Dr. Wilderman would love to hear from you! Schedule a consultation at Artistic Expressions Dentistry today by calling (215) 340-1199 or filling out this simple form.