Smile Makeovers At John M. Purdy, DDS
What Are Smile Makeovers?
No one is born with a perfect smile, which is why when you see someone that has straight, attractive, white teeth, it’s usually because they’ve had a smile makeover. A smile makeover goes beyond responding to dental problems as they arise. Smile makeovers are comprehensive plans with a cosmetic dentist that are uniquely suited to individual patients’ own facial features and aesthetic preferences. If you live in El Paso, TX or the surrounding areas, we look forward to serving you.
What Is Included in Smile Makeovers?
A smile makeover combines a variety of cosmetic dental procedures, including:
There are many different ways to whiten your teeth. Dr. Purdy recommends using simple whitening trays because of the quality of whitening and the low cost compared with other methods, as well as the convenience of being able to do it at home.
Veneers are a dependable, affordable solution to imperfect smiles. They are thin, tooth-colored porcelain shells that cover your natural teeth. Long-lasting and natural-looking, they can protect your teeth from further damage and give you the beautiful smile you desire.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin (a type of durable plastic) is applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile. Bonding is done to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, discolored tooth.
Crowns are made from different types of material. Early in dentistry, they were made from metals like stainless steel. Here at John M. Purdy, DDS, we use porcelain crowns. The reason that we recommend porcelain is because of its strength and cosmetic appeal. Porcelain provides a better color match than other materials. It is also better for those who have metal allergies.
While some minor alignment issues or gaps between teeth can be corrected with veneers or dental bonding, problems like crowding or a bad bite will likely need orthodontic treatment to correct. We can recommend an orthodontist to give you the properly aligned smile you deserve as part of your smile makeover.
What Is the First Step?
Communication is vitally important in the smile makeover process, which is why at the first consultation we will listen intently to what you want to accomplish. We want to know what you would like and what you want for your smile. Once you’ve shared with us your goals, we will prepare a plan for treatment. A cosmetic dentist like Dr. Purdy offers an amazing array of lifelike tooth restorations and treatments.
Contact Us About Smile Makeovers
Our caring team and Dr. Purdy focus on transforming ordinary smiles into brilliant, stunning smiles through our smile makeover process. Regardless of what your smile looks like today, we are confident that we can improve it.