What to Expect from Your Smile Makeover

What to Expect from Your Smile Makeover

Your smile is essential to your first impressions, whether that’s at a job interview, on a first date, or when just meeting with a friend. Don’t feel like you have to avoid photos or cover your mouth when you speak. Get a smile you can’t wait to show off with a smile makeover. 

At Silver Lake Dentistry in Raymore, Missouri, we customize smile makeovers to address concerns like yellowing, cracked, or misshapen teeth and an irregular bite.

If your teeth could use a makeover, give us a call and set up a consultation. Here’s what to expect as you move through the process of transforming your smile.

Am I a candidate for a smile makeover?

Are you self conscious about your smile? If you have missing teeth, damaged teeth, or dull, stained teeth, a smile makeover can help. 

We combine multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures to optimize your bite and the shape and overall appearance of your teeth. If you need one or more procedures to help you smile bigger and brighter, we can help. 

What are the steps in a smile makeover?

The first step in a smile makeover is a consultation. During this visit, we do a comprehensive dental exam, review your medical and dental history, and take X-rays to look at the health and positioning of your teeth. 

One of our skilled dentists then personalizes your smile makeover, taking into account the health of your teeth and your smile goals.

What procedures are included in a smile makeover?

Our goal is to get you a smile that you’re proud to flash. A smile makeover can make your teeth white, bright, even, and straighter. We can fill in gaps, eliminate overcrowding, and replace missing teeth. A smile makeover offers multiple solutions, including:

Crowns and bridges

A crown is a tooth-colored cap that fits over natural teeth. They may be used to cover deformed, vulnerable, or discolored teeth. Bridges can fill in gaps caused by missing teeth. 

Dental implants

Dental implants are a natural-looking and functioning replacement for missing teeth. We place a metal post in your jawbone to replicate the natural tooth root. A crown is affixed to this post to recreate a normal looking tooth.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that cover the front portion of your teeth to improve their shape and size and create the appearance of beautifully symmetrical white natural teeth.

Teeth whitening 

We use professional-strength whitening gels to get your teeth to a shade many times whiter  after just a few treatments.


Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that fits right over your teeth to coax them into a more desirable and functional position. Clear aligners are an effective alternative to braces that offer a bracket-free, metal-free mouth with no dietary restrictions or hygiene complications.  

When will I see results from my smile makeover?

The time your smile makeover takes depends on your personal goals and needs. Veneers may require just a few appointments while Invisalign may need 12-18 months to show results.

Regardless of how long your makeover takes, know that when it’s complete, you’ll be proud to flaunt your beautiful smile.

If you’re ready to smile with pride, contact Silver Lake Dentistry to set up your smile makeover consultation. 

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