Time For A Smile Makeover

des moines smile makeover

When you have more than one issue with the appearance of your smile, we could offer a total transformation with a smile makeover. This is essentially a treatment plan that combine multiple cosmetic procedures. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about our smile makeovers.

Planning Your Treatment

The initial consultation is so we can talk to you about your goals for your smile, and also to thoroughly examine your teeth to assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic problems. We’ll take a close look with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can create a personalized treatment plan that combines multiple procedures and allows us to transform your smile, often in as little as one to two visits.

Cosmetic Treatments

With professional teeth whitening, our team can remove stains and brighten your teeth, often by up to eight shades. This offers more dramatic results that last longer than the results of store-bought options. If you have issues with the shape and appearance of your teeth, we can transform them in one visit with bonding and contouring. With bonding, we apply a composite resin to repair teeth and mask gaps between them. Contouring involves buffing and sanding the teeth to correct minor esthetic issues, such as misshapen, overly large, or pointed teeth, and pits or grooves on the surfaces. With porcelain veneers, we can apply a thin porcelain restoration that looks natural and instantly alters the front and sides of each tooth. For some, the veneers alone provide a smile makeover!

Lifelike Restorations

What if we discover issues that also impact oral health, such as severely damaged teeth or the presence of cavities or infection? In these situations, we can use lifelike restorations designed to blend with your smile. Dental fillings use the same composite resin as dental bonding to treat tooth decay. Our crowns can be made from zirconia or ceramic, so they look natural and are color-matched to blend with the smile. These options also provide long-lasting and durable repair and restoration, improving the health, function, and beauty of the teeth in question.


What if you have dental misalignment? While veneers can mask the appearance of minor misalignment, our team can use Invisalign® aligners to shift the teeth with a series of clear and nearly invisible plastic aligners. This helps offer straighter smiles in as little as one year in some cases! If you have any questions, give us a call today.


We’re ready to improve the shape and color of your teeth, often in as little as a single visit. If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dental care, then contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.