Smile Makeover Candidates By Alex Hecht on July 12, 2021

patient appreciating her smile makeover in the mirrorEven if your smile is in outstanding health, there may be little imperfections that make you feel self-conscious. Many patients choose smile makeovers to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. A smile makeover combines two or more cosmetic treatments.

So if you’re unhappy with your smile, you probably have questions about whether you qualify for a smile makeover. Dr. Alex Hecht and his Staten Island, NY, team can evaluate your case during a consultation at our practice. In the meantime, there are requirements you must meet, and these three are especially important for smile makeover candidates:

Excellent Oral Health

During your comprehensive exam, Dr. Hecht will review the current state of your smile. Oral health problems must be addressed before we can begin your smile makeover. Excellent dental health is essentially the foundation of an unforgettable smile. Dr. Hecht will use restorative techniques before applying cosmetic changes for issues like these: 

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Bone deterioration 
  • Missing teeth

The best smile makeover candidates prioritize good oral health with consistent at-home dental routines and twice-annual dental checkups at our Staten Island location. These habits promote wellness, which should lengthen the lifespan of your smile makeover outcome.

Proper Oral Function

Restorative dentistry is the restoration or replacement of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed, or lost. In addition to resolving practical issues, dental restorations can also enhance the appearance of damaged teeth.

Before installing restorations, Dr. Hecht will create a custom treatment plan with your medical history and these considerations in mind: 

  • How is the issue affecting the health of surrounding tissues and the balance of your bite? 
  • What properties should the restorations have in order to blend with the appearance of surrounding teeth?
  • What is the most conservative possible solution to the issue? 

Resolving issues requiring restorative dentistry is vital before applying cosmetic dentistry techniques. Common dental problems that can be resolved with restoration dentistry are: 

  • Receding gum lines
  • Missing teeth
  • Malocclusion 
  • Cavities
  • Enamel erosion

We can resolve these issues at our Staten Island, NY, practice.

Cosmetic Concerns

Your smile should be the prettiest thing that you wear. Some patients can improve their smiles in a single procedure or treatment, such as one whitening session or a round of Invisalign.

However, smile makeovers are designed for patients who have multiple dental issues they wish to correct. Smile makeovers are completely customizable to fit your goals and budget. If you’d like to correct more than one cosmetic concern at once, a smile makeover can resolve virtually any combination of issues such as:


  • Discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Disproportionate teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Excessive gum tissue


Schedule a Smile Makeover Consultation

Your smile should make you look and feel gorgeous. Our caring dentists can determine if a smile makeover is the best way to achieve the dazzling smile you want. Call (718) 705-4434 or message Dr. Hecht online to schedule a free smile makeover consultation. 

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Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht

Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Our family-run practice, led by Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht, is guided by compassionate and genuine care for our patients. Several distinctions set us apart:

  • Creating beautiful smiles since 1978
  • One of the largest practices in the region
  • Excellence in treating even the most complex cases
  • Advanced cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Dedication to continuing education
  • Incorporation of the latest techniques

To set up a consultation or learn more about our services, reach out to our office online or call (718) 705-4434.

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