When you feel self-conscious about your teeth, a smile makeover can improve how your smile looks. Dr. Jeffrey Allred, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry, can help men and women with aesthetic concerns in San Marcos, CA. Cosmetic dentistry allows him to provide his patients with different smile makeover procedures that can give them the dream smile they’ve been looking for. Our San Marcos, CA office uses the latest technology and techniques to make your smile makeover successful, whatever your smile goals.
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is exactly what it sounds like – a makeover for your smile. This smile enhancement can involve one standalone procedure or a series of cosmetic dentistry procedures that work to restore function and oral health. Dr. Allred can create custom treatment plans that help you meet your goals and resolve your dental problems. Every patient has different needs, so a smile makeover plan will vary from patient to patient.
A smile makeover can correct:
Uneven, overlapping, crowded, or misaligned teeth
Cracks or breaks
Discoloration or stains
Dr. Allred can repair his patient’s smiles with a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures.
How a smile makeover changes a smile
There are many ways that smile makeover procedures can transform a smile in San Marcos, CA:
Whiten teeth: Dr. Allred can help his patients achieve a whiter and brighter smile with professional teeth whitening. Allred Dental uses Opalescence® teeth whitening, which can whiten the teeth by several shades in just one treatment session. It uses fluoride and potassium nitrate to strengthen the enamel, and has a number of treatment options – Opalescence PF (take-home), Opalescence Go (take-home), and Opalescence Boost, an in-office whitening treatment that uses 40% hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel.
Straighten the teeth: With Invisalign®, the teeth can be discreetly straightened. With the use of clear aligners, the teeth are gently and continuously shifted into their desired positions. These removable clear aligners make it easy to keep the teeth and gums clean. Clear aligners are custom made for each patient from impressions taken by Dr. Allred. They are worn for a week or two before the patient continues to the next set. The treatment period varies based on the initial condition of the teeth.
Repair crowded, crooked, shape, or size of teeth: With veneers, Dr. Allred can improve aesthetic concerns for his patients in San Marcos, CA. These porcelain veneers are custom-made from digital impressions of the teeth. Using advanced technology, CEREC veneers are made from this scan, so there’s no need for uncomfortable temporary covers or follow-up appointments. The veneer process is achieved after just one visit at Allred Dental. For those looking to save the integrity of the teeth, or who have enamel erosion or abrasion, no-prep veneers can be used, preventing reshaping or shaving the tooth.
Restore and repair broken or cracked teeth: Dental crowns are used to repair and protect broken teeth, and to fix tooth decay. They also can cover discoloration and provide extra support to weakened teeth. When properly cared for, they can be a long-lasting solution for dental problems. They also are a natural-looking option as they can be matched to blend naturally with other teeth in a patient’s mouth. At Allred Dental, we create custom-made dental crowns at our in-house lab to speed up the process. After your crown is custom-made, we will carefully set it and adjust it, as needed, for the most comfortable fit for our patients. With proper home care and regular dental exams, and routine dental cleanings, a crown can last a long time.
Will my insurance cover a smile makeover?
This depends on your oral health situation. If the cosmetic dentistry procedure you choose will restore your oral health, then your insurance company may cover it. However, when they don’t deem it medically necessary, your insurance won’t cover it. Our professional team at Allred Dental can help you to understand your financial obligations before you commit to any smile makeover procedure at our San Marcos, CA office.
Learn more about how a smile makeover can improve your smile
A smile makeover is used to repair a variety of dental situations. At Allred Dental, dental implantology specialist Dr. Jeffrey Allred can examine a patient’s teeth and gums to decide which smile makeover procedures the patient would benefit from. Our goal with cosmetic dentistry procedures is to improve function, but also restore oral health at the same time. To schedule a consultation to discuss a smile makeover, call our professional team for more information.