We don’t always just address a single cosmetic issue at a time. Your Des Moines, IA, dentist can sometimes provide a full smile makeover, addressing multiple issues and ensuring you start the holiday season with a stunning new smile. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at our approach to smile transformation and discuss the different treatment options we offer!
Preparation and Dental Exams
If you want to enjoy a more attractive smile, then start by scheduling a consultation. We would love to hear your goals for your smile, and then perform a detailed dental exam. Using digital x-ray and intraoral cameras, our team can assess the cause and extent of your esthetic issues. We then craft a personalized treatment plan to completely makeover your smile, correcting cosmetic issues and returning your smile to optimal health and beauty.
Whitening and More
For those with teeth stains, we can offer a professional system that offers more dramatic results than over-the-counter alternatives. The process begins with a single office treatment. We then send you home with a set of custom-made trays and a bleaching gel. The trays will be filled with gel and worn for 30 to 45 minuets each day. The trays will fit comfortably and help spread the gel evenly across the surfaces of your teeth. After a week to ten days, your smile could be several shades brighter.
We also have dental bonding and contouring, two unique procedures that can correct cosmetic issues in just one visit. Bonding uses a metal-free composite resin, which we shade to match the teeth, to repair minor chips, lengthen worn down teeth, close gaps between teeth, and even mask permanent teeth stains. Contouring involves buffing and sanding the tooth to remove pits and grooves in the tooth surface, and to also dull overly pointed teeth.
We also have a unique dental restoration to help correct smiles. Veneer are thin shells of porcelain that we place on the front-facing sides of your teeth. They instantly mask stains and reshape damaged or malformed teeth. They can correct damage and even improve the appearance of uneven teeth. If you have serious dental misalignment then we also have a cosmetic alternative to braces with Invisalign®, which corrects teeth using a series of clear aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. If you have any questions about our treatment options, or if you would like to get started on improving your smile, then please contact our team today to learn more!
Schedule Your Visit Today
Our team is ready to help transform your smile. To learn more about our full smile makeovers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Burds by calling Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, at (515) 244-9565.