Get a Teeth Makeover from a Cosmetic Dentist

Get a Teeth Makeover from a Cosmetic Dentist

Posted by Sneha Brahmbhatt Jul 08, 2022

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Most people want a great smile, but many of them have one or more dental imperfections that decrease their confidence. A cosmetic dentist offers a variety of procedures that help improve one's appearance. After going over a patient's goals and budget, a dentist can help determine what a teeth makeover might consist of. 

Procedures of a teeth makeover

A teeth makeover consists of one or more procedures that improve the look of the teeth or gums. Some of the methods are easy and quick, while others require multiple appointments and take time to complete. Before performing any of the aesthetic procedures, the dentist must fix any dental issues, such as gum disease or a cavity, first.

  • Teeth whitening

The easiest and most common way to improve the appearance of teeth is whitening. This can be done in one session in the dentist's office, and the results of the professional whitening often last up to one year. Whitening helps to lighten surface stains, such as those caused by eating and drinking. It does not help lighten deeper discolorations caused by injury, medications, or other factors.

  • Bonding

Bonding is one of the methods that can help cover deep discolorations as well as other imperfections such as chipped or cracked teeth, small gaps, or an exposed tooth root. The dentist chooses a tooth-colored composite material, smooths the front of the tooth, uses a laser to bond the material to the tooth, and then adjusts and shapes it to form the desired look. Bonding requires only one office visit.

  • Dental veneers

Dental veneers are another option a cosmetic dentist may use to cover up the same discolorations and imperfections as bonding does. A veneer is made up of a thin layer of porcelain, and the dentist customizes its shape, shade, and size. Before attaching it to the front of the tooth, the dentist removes some of the enamel. This allows for the veneer to fit over the tooth. The veneers are then bonded to the teeth.

The process of veneers usually requires two visits. Unlike composite bonding, veneers are an irreversible procedure because the enamel that is removed cannot grow back. However, veneers can last up to 20 years with the proper care.

  • Implants

Dental implants are commonly used to replace missing teeth. The implants, which are titanium rods, are inserted into the jawbone. Tooth-colored crowns are then attached to the top of them. Implants are a popular option because they function and look like natural teeth. They are also stable and prevent jawbone loss. They are easy to care for, and they usually last a lifetime.

Implants require multiple visits, as well as time to heal after the various steps. For most patients, the timeline for completion is eight to 12 months.


A cosmetic dentist may recommend one or more procedures to improve someone's smile. The methods vary from simple to more complex, and not everyone is a good candidate for all procedures. A dentist can help a patient decide what treatments would be effective.

Request an appointment here: or call Hulen Smiles, Implant and Cosmetic Dentist at (817) 585-4159 for an appointment in our Fort Worth office.

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