What Is a Smile Makeover?
Your smile makeover may include one or more of the treatments offered at Life Smiles of Owasso including:
Porcelain veneers are thin wafers of advanced ceramics that cover the fronts of teeth that show when you smile. They are a very popular part of smile makeovers because they can cover just about any cosmetic flaw. Many people will use porcelain veneers for a complete smile makeover because they’re versatile and fast. Dr. Lim creates custom porcelain veneers by working closely with a dental ceramist. You can preview your porcelain veneers and entire smile makeover with our Digital Smile Design software.
Lightening your teeth by a few shades is akin to taking a few years off your appearance, so professional teeth whitening is an integral element of most smile makeovers. Sometimes, it’s the only procedure that’s necessary to get a beautiful smile.
Here at Life Smiles of Owasso, we offer both in-office laser teeth whitening and a take-home whitening tray kit.
Every once in a while, we come across situations where teeth whitening isn’t the best solution for you. Perhaps your enamel is too thin, or maybe the natural shade of your enamel isn’t white enough. In these instances, we can whiten your teeth with porcelain veneers.
Do you have any front teeth with large fillings or decay? A dental crown is the most comprehensive way to make a flawed tooth look new. Crowns are the treatment of choice for teeth that won’t respond to teeth bleaching and for teeth that are too damaged for porcelain veneers. Dr. Lim can design a metal-free porcelain crown for you that looks just like one of your healthy natural teeth.
Crowns have all the same cosmetic benefits as porcelain veneers and dental bonding, offering more protection for your natural tooth.
Composite dental bonding is a quick and non-invasive procedure, and when done by a skilled cosmetic dentist, it delivers impressive results. Bonding is typically done on front teeth with noticeable gaps, small chips, or differences in shape or size.
For this treatment, Dr. Lim will use a small amount of composite resin to reshape your tooth. He will apply the material to the edge of your tooth, sculpt it, bond it to your enamel, and then polish it to a smooth finish. The resin material will be colored to match your natural tooth so precisely that no one will notice it.
You can have bonding done on one or more teeth that only need slight cosmetic enhancements.
How We Plan Your Smile Makeover
Your smile makeover treatment journey starts with a comprehensive dental health evaluation. Your Owasso cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lim, must get a complete picture of your dental health before recommending cosmetic treatments. This evaluation will include x-rays, photographs, scans of your teeth, and a CT scan. Besides checking your teeth, Dr. Lim will also check your bite alignment, TMJ function, and gum health.
After your comprehensive evaluation, you and Dr. Lim will plan your smile makeover. He will listen carefully to your concerns and answer your questions. He recommends you bring a photo or two that depict what you would like your smile to look like.
Before starting your treatment, Dr. Lim will use the Digital Smile Design software so you can get an idea of what your smile will look like after treatment.
Owasso’s #1 Cosmetic Dentist
In addition to being a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lim is a neuromuscular dentist who has extensively studied facial development and beauty as they relate to dentistry. He uses his advanced training to create stunning smile makeovers that blend aesthetics and healthy function. Take a look through his smile gallery to see how he has helped others to achieve their ideal look.
Your Smile and Confidence Go Hand In Hand
Your self-confidence is an integral part of how you experience the world. If you feel self-conscious about your smile, enhancing it with a smile makeover is the perfect solution. After your smile makeover, you’ll feel more confident to:
- Go after a promotion or dream job
- Start a new relationship
- Smile during family photos
- Try a new hobby
The list can go on. The things you’ll do with your newfound confidence may surprise you, but ultimately, you’ll raise your quality of life. No more covering your mouth when you laugh or being nervous to go out to eat with your friends. You can take charge of your life with a smile makeover in Owasso.
Transform Your Smile in Owasso, OK
Are you ready to start your journey to a healthier and more youthful smile? Call us or request an appointment online. You’ll be happy you chose Dr. Lim to aid you in your journey of achieving the smile of your dreams.