Ready For Your Smile Makeover?

des moines smile makeover

If you have much more than just stained teeth, including major issues with both the health and beauty of your smile, then you may be in need of a makeover. With a complete smile makeover, we combine both cosmetic and restorative procedures to help transform the smile. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist looks at this process in detail.

Planning Your Treatment

First, we want to take a close look at your smile. We will discuss your hopes and goals for your smile, and then sit you down for a detailed examination. Digital x-rays take incredibly detailed pictures of the smile beneath the gums, using a fraction of the radiation traditional ones do! We also have intraoral cameras as well, so we can make a diagnosis and assess your cosmetic concerns with accuracy and precision. These images then allow us to craft a treatment plan, one tailored for your smile specifically. We choose the right treatments to address your cosmetic issues.

Cosmetic Procedures

We have a number of options on hand to help you. With professional teeth whitening, our team can gently and carefully remove stains from the surfaces of your smile, with more dramatic results than store bought options. We also have dental bonding and contouring, which involves adding composite resin or gently buffing the outer structure to correct minor esthetic issues with color and shape. Porcelain veneers are very thin shells that we place onto the teeth, covering the front and sides to instantly transform a tooth. For misalignment, we could also discuss treatment with clear aligners! These options help us target and correct issues with shape, color, alignment or appearance of alignment, and gaps between the teeth.

Lifelike Restorative Care

What if you have decayed or infected teeth? Or missing ones? With our fillings, we have a lifelike and metal free way to treat tooth decay, so your smile looks great. We also have custom and natural-looking crowns to repair infection or dental damage, including the damage wrought by teeth grinding. For missing teeth, we can use custom bridges, dental implants, and full or partial dentures to help you smile with confidence again. We could also suggest general procedures, such as oral appliances, to address underlying problems like TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding).

If you have any questions about how we transform your smile with a makeover, then contact our team today to learn more. We look forward to helping you!


Our team wants to help you enjoy good oral health and a more attractive smile. If you would like to find out more about our complete smile transformations, then contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.