A Stunning Smile With A Full Makeover

des moines smile makeover

A smile makeover addresses multiple esthetic issues at once, completely transforming your smile. If you have major esthetic issues, our team can use this procedure to makeover your smile and offer results you may not have thought possible. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about our smile makeovers.

Planning Your Treatment

First, we need to assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic issues. We begin by taking detailed images with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. The images allow us clear views of your teeth, gums, roots, and oral structures, so we can understand all aspects or your esthetic concerns. We will also sit down with you to talk about your smile and your hopes for improvement. With this information, we will create a personalized treatment plan that blends cosmetic and restorative treatments to offer a stunning new smile, often in as little as one to two visits!

Our Cosmetic Procedures

We have an array of cosmetic treatments to improve your smile’s beauty. Professional teeth whitening combines an in-office procedure with wearing bleaching gel filled trays at home. For some, teeth could be eight shades brighter! If you have issues with minor damage or the shape of your teeth, we could use dental bonding or contouring to reshape the teeth and hide gaps in only one visit. Porcelain veneers use a thin shell of porcelain to instantly alter the shape and color of the teeth as well. We could also talk about correcting misalignment with a series of clear Invisalign® aligners. All of these treatments are designed to address esthetic issues!

Addressing Restorative Concerns

Often, your esthetic issues could be the result of major restorative problems. For example, tooth decay could lead to painful infections, discoloration, and even the risk of tooth loss. The same goes for damaged teeth too. With our composite resin fillings and custom porcelain crowns, we can repair the oral health issues to prevent worsening health, and do so in a cosmetic manner. If you’ve actually lost one or more teeth, then we could custom-make a dental bridge or partial denture. The prosthetic is crafted to fit comfortably and look natural. We could also address minor or severe tooth loss with implant dentistry, in which your new teeth not only look natural, but function like natural teeth too, often lasting for decades to come.

If you have any questions about the smile makeover process, then give us a call!


We would like to address multiple issues at once, so you obtain a stunning new smile. To find out more about how we transform your smile completely, then please contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.