smile-makeover-mesa-desert dentalIf your teeth, gums, and mouth need more than one cosmetic procedure, you may be a good candidate for a smile makeover. Instead of arbitrarily undergoing various cosmetic dental procedures over time, a smile makeover plan organizes and optimizes treatments, for the most esthetic and enduring results.

Our doctors will take the time to listen to your concerns about your smile and create a smile makeover treatment plan customized to fulfill your desires.

To schedule a consultation and discover which treatments will best help your smile, call Desert Family Dental in Mesa, AZ today at (480) 838-4185.

A Smile Makeover Plan

When you visit us to discuss ways we can improve the appearance of your smile, the dentist will talk with you about your concerns and preferences. Start thinking about the attributes you appreciate in your smile, and the characteristics you don’t like. Consider the color, size, and position of your teeth.

Do your gums come down too far, or have they receded to show part of your teeth roots? Take a few moments to look in the mirror and pinpoint your favorite and least favorite smile attributes. You might also look through magazines or search the Internet for photos of smiles you admire. Bring them with you to the consultation, and share your ideas with the dentist.

Visit our online smile gallery to see before and after photos of our actual patients. The transformations are exceptional!

Your Exam

Once he understands your goals, the doctor will evaluate your mouth, gums, head, and neck, as well as your facial symmetry and features. He’ll also consider your skin tone when determining the perfect shade of white for your smile. We may need to take x-rays and intraoral images to make informed treatment suggestions.

If you need any procedures to solidify your oral health, the doctor will suggest that you do them first, to increase the longevity of your smile makeover.

To schedule a consultation and discover which treatments will best help your smile, call Desert Family Dental in Mesa, AZ today at (480) 838-4185.

Procedures You Can Include in Your Treatment Plan

A smile makeover treatment plan may include two or more of the following procedures, in any combination.

  • Bonding– The doctor will use a composite resin to repair small chips, fill in gaps between your teeth, and cover mild, yet permanent stains that fail to respond to whitening treatments. He can tint the resin to match the natural color of your teeth, making the repairs virtually indistinguishable. Cosmetic bonding requires no anesthesia, making it one of the quickest and easiest treatments available.
  • Veneers– Much like bonding, the doctor uses these porcelain shells to repair chips, fill in gaps between teeth, and cover stubborn stains. He can also use veneers to correct misaligned or misshapen teeth. Veneers fit over the front of your visible teeth, and require minimal preparation. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last over 20 years.
  • Whitening– The doctor will create custom-fit trays that you will take home and fill with a bleaching agent. The gel contains peroxide, which absorbs into the enamel and releases oxygen to break up the stain molecules. You will wear the trays for a short time each day, and after about two weeks you will see a noticeable difference in the whiteness of your teeth.
  • Invisalign– A revolutionary alternative to metal bracket and wire braces, the Invisalign program has patients wear removable clear plastic aligners to gently move their teeth into place. Treatment takes less time than traditional braces with the average patient wearing 20-30 sets of aligners over a period of 12-18 months.
  • Patients must wear the aligners for a minimum of 20 hours each day, but they can remove them to clean their teeth and eat, removing the food restrictions associated with traditional braces. Thanks to the virtually invisible clear aligners, patients can have their teeth straightened while maintaining their professional appearance.

To schedule a consultation and discover which treatments will best help your smile, call Desert Family Dental in Mesa, AZ today at (480) 838-4185.

  • White Crowns – Our dental crowns, made of ceramic or zirconia, fit over damaged teeth to repair decay, fractures and other damage. The doctor can also use them to cover a root canal therapy site. Crowns require some preparation to the tooth involving the removal of part of the enamel layer. The crown, however, will seal the tooth off from bacteria and infection, and will provide structure for the tooth.
  • White Fillings– The most commonly performed cosmetic procedure, a filling repairs a tooth damaged by decay. The doctor will fill your cavities with a composite resin, which is easy to mold and shape. He can tint the resin to match the color of your natural teeth, allowing your fillings to blend in and look natural, rather than leaving a dark spot in your smile like metal fillings.
  • Bridges– The doctor will use a bridge to replace one or more missing teeth in a row. Your bridge will consist of one or more prosthetic teeth, called pontics, with a dental crown on each end to hold it in place. The doctor will place the crowns over the teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing teeth, providing stable support for the pontics.
  • Partials, Dentures– Partials and dentures replace teeth missing due to decay, gum disease or facial trauma. The doctor will use a partial if you still have teeth remaining on the arch, and a complete denture to replace all of the teeth in an arch. Partials typically clip onto adjacent teeth, while dentures rely on adhesives or natural suction of the mouth, depending on the type and placement, to stay in place and fit snugly against your gums.

Most likely, your smile makeover plan will be performed in stages, not in a single visit, to allow for recovery time between procedures. We also offer financing and payment plans to help everyone afford a beautiful smile.

To schedule a consultation and discover which treatments will best help your smile, call Desert Family Dental in Mesa, AZ today at (480) 838-4185.

Our Cosmetic Dentists

One of the best things you can do for yourself is select a respected, experienced, well trained cosmetic dentist for your smile makeover. Dr. Heaton is a member of the well-known Frank Spear Esthetic Study Club, holds Invisalign® certification, and each year the doctor attends continuing education courses, many of which deal with cosmetic dental techniques and materials.

Our goal is to keep you smiling long-term, so we build all smile makeovers on foundations of great oral health. As general, restorative, and cosmetic dentists, Drs. Heaton and Hank will address your complete oral health. The doctors offer custom-designed smile makeover plans to meet patients’ goals, while ensuring excellent oral health and comfortable oral function.

What to Expect Afterward

Our smile makeover patients enjoy a newfound confidence in their image, and they often develop a desire to pursue goals they never thought possible – at work, in relationships, and in social settings. When you like your appearance, it shows.

Others will sense your self-assurance and more vividly notice your personality. By far, the most rewarding part of cosmetic dentistry is the life-changing results our patients experience.

Call Today to Schedule

Are you ready for a smile makeover? Do you want to love your appearance and enjoy self-confidence you’ve never had? Call Desert Family Dental today at 480-838-4185 to schedule a smile makeover consultation with one of our talented cosmetic dentists, and find out how you can have the smile of your dreams.