A Smile Makeover From a Cosmetic Dentist

A Smile Makeover From a Cosmetic Dentist from Allstar Dental in Garden Grove, CADuring a smile makeover, a cosmetic dentist typically performs two or more procedures as part of an overall plan to improve a smile's appearance. Therefore, the definition of a smile makeover can be very broad and customizable. Smile makeovers can even be as simple as one procedure, such as dental veneers. A smile makeover plan may also involve several procedures over a few months.

Getting started

The journey starts with the patient identifying what they want to change. Then, it is time to research procedures that address the patient's cosmetic issues. Once the patient knows what they want, they can look for dentists skilled in those procedures or in smile makeovers in general.

During the consultation, the dentist will examine the patient's teeth and ask the patient what improvements they would like to see in their smile. With that information, the dentist can suggest a customized treatment plan to achieve those results.

It is important to work with an experienced cosmetic dentist. These professionals know what procedures work well together and produce the best results for each cosmetic issue. In addition, a cosmetic dentist will thoroughly assess your candidacy for each procedure and be honest about the results you can expect.

What is included in a smile makeover?

Everyone's smile makeover plan is different. However, many smile makeover plans involve some combination of the following treatments:

Teeth straightening

Bonding, tooth shaping, and dental veneers are all procedures cosmetic dentists can use to make teeth appear straighter. Some cosmetic dentists offer certain orthodontic services, such as clear aligners. However, if your tooth alignment issues are significant, you may also want to consult an orthodontist.


Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or tooth-colored resin that cover the front of the teeth. Many celebrities get them to achieve that perfect Hollywood smile. Veneers can transform a smile by making all the teeth look uniform in shape, size, and color.

Teeth whitening

Dentists offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments to their patients. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. A cosmetic dentist can help patients decide which method will work best for them. If teeth whitening cannot be achieved with a solution, other treatments, such as dental bonding or veneers, can improve the color of the teeth. If you plan on having teeth whitening combined with bonding, crowns, or other restorations, it is important to go through a cosmetic dentist to coordinate treatment. Teeth whitening solutions do not change the color of dental restorations such as bonding, veneers, and crowns.

Fixing flaws in teeth and missing teeth

Cracked, discolored, chipped, jagged, or missing teeth can also be addressed as part of a smile makeover. Dental bridges and implants are both effective ways to restore a smile after tooth loss. Dental crowns may be the preferred solution if teeth are badly damaged. However, dentists can address minor flaws with fillings or dental bonding.

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Ready for your new and improved smile?

Everyone deserves the best version of their smile, and we can help you get the best version of yours. Our team can craft a smile makeover plan that addresses your concerns and fits your wallet. To learn more about what we can do for your smile, call us today.

Request an appointment or call Allstar Dental at 714-462-4437 for an appointment in our Garden Grove office.

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