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3 Factors to Think About When Planning Your Smile Makeover

Smile makeover planning requires careful consideration before patients begin their journey. Dr. Bruno Lemay and his talented, friendly team are proud to provide the communities of Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, and Palm Desert with top-tier cosmetic dentistry treatments. Our goal is to work with you to create your ideal smile so you leave our office happy and confident. If you’re ready to start planning your smile makeover, here are three major considerations we will guide you through.

Discussing Your Concerns

One of the benefits of a smile makeover is that it is fully customizable. A suitable candidate has good oral health overall, but is seeking to correct multiple aesthetic flaws in their smile. A smile makeover can fix cosmetic problems like:

  • Missing teeth
  • Severe discoloration and stains
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Gaps and spacing
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth

Our team will assess your teeth and gums with a full examination and listen to your most pressing concerns. Based on our findings and your preferences, we’ll work together to customize a treatment plan that meets your needs.

Envisioning Your Perfect Smile

Everyone has different ideas about what the perfect smile looks like. Do you feel that your teeth are too big or too small? Do you want to fill in the gaps between some of your teeth? Do your gums show too much when your smile? Our various treatment options can address these issues to create your ideal smile.

Our smile makeover treatments include:

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Gum Contouring
  • MTM® Clear Aligners
  • Dental Bonding
  • Crowns and Other Restorations

To create the smile you desire, we can combine several of these treatments in a customized treatment plan.

Preparing for Treatment

The most important part of your smile makeover planning will include maintaining optimal oral health. Cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues will need to be addressed at our office before you can move forward with any cosmetic procedures.

In most cases, there isn’t a lot of preparation work for the patient– they simply show up and we do the rest! Unlike with restorative procedures, you shouldn’t need to take time off of work and unless you opt for sedation, you can drive yourself to and from your appointments.

Throughout the smile makeover process, you may need to visit our office multiple times. For example, invisible aligners require several follow-up appointments, while others, like veneers, only require two appointments and will last for several years as long as they are properly cared for.

What About After Treatment?

After your smile makeover, our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. These may include eating only soft foods, avoiding hot beverages, and being gentle while brushing and flossing.

Let Us Plan Your Smile Makeover

The great thing is that a smile makeover can save time and money by reducing the number of appointments needed to fix multiple problems. Schedule a consultation at Desert Dental Alternatives to start on your journey to the perfect smile. Our compassionate and professional team will work with you to achieve the results you’re looking for. Call (760) 324-4450 or contact us online to make an appointment.