How Do We Create A Smile Makeover?

des moines smile makeover

We’ve been talking a lot about cosmetic dentistry lately. While we’ve outlined individual issues we can address with specific treatment options, what if you have several issues with the shape and color of your teeth? In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist explains how we offer smile makeovers to completely transform a smile, often in as little as one to two visits!

The Exam and Treatment Plan

First, we need to take a close look at your smile. With an initial exam, we use digital technology to assess the cause and extent of your esthetic issues. From there, we can create a personalized treatment plan to correct them, combined several cosmetic treatments to improve the overall beauty of your smile. In addition, we can also implement esthetically-pleasing restorative treatments such as tooth-colored fillings and crowns, as necessary too.

At-Home Whitening

What if you have stained teeth? We have a whitening option that improves the beauty of smiles by removing stains in as little as one to two weeks. The process involves wearing a custom-made set of plastic trays filled with gel for about 30 to 45 minutes daily. Over a course of a few days, this will brighten the teeth by several shades, and you can keep the trays and any leftover gel for touch-ups as needed. If you have permanent teeth stains, which form beneath the enamel and may be difficult to remove with whitening, we can mask them with bonding or veneers.

Repairing Your Smile

If you have chipped, cracked, or worn-down teeth, or issues with the shape of your teeth that occur naturally, then we can reshape the teeth. With dental bonding, we use the same lifelike composite resin employed in our tooth-colored fillings to repair and reshape the teeth in one visit. We also have thin veneers, a porcelain restoration that instantly transforms the shape and color of your teeth by covering the front and sides of them.

Correcting Misalignment

If you have uneven teeth, then we have an option that doesn’t require the use of metal brackets or wires. Instead, a series of clear and cozy Invisalign® aligners can begin to shift the position of the teeth throughout your makeover, helping you achieve an even and beautiful smile. If you have any questions about our smile makeovers, then please contact our team today. We want to help you greet 2021 with a stunning new smile!


Our team is ready to not just correct a single esthetic issue, but multiple concerns at once with a smile makeover! To learn more about our approach to cosmetic treatments, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Burds by calling Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, at (515) 244-9565.