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Combining Dental Procedures for a Custom Smile Makeover Just for You

Feb 20, 2023
Do you want to hide your smile rather than flaunt it? If problems like gaps, chips, and discoloration are bringing you down, consider a custom smile makeover. We offer a range of treatments that can take your smile from ho-hum to stunning.

Most of us have seen TV shows in which someone starts out mousy, but after a team of hair, makeup, and fashion pros gets hold of them, voila, the “after” is worlds away from the “before,” and they look fabulous.

This level of transformation is possible for your smile, too! The expert team at Plaza Dental Group in West Des Moines, Iowa, has got you covered. We offer a wide range of treatments to address diverse problems that make your smile less than perfect. We make certain that the goals we set together are met and ensure that you’re comfortable while you’re here, no matter what type of treatment you’re getting. 

Things that subtract from your smile

A multitude of cosmetic problems can detract from a beautiful smile, because your teeth go through a lot over the course of a lifetime. They shift, sustain injuries, experience exposure to food and beverages, endure the wear and tear of a lifetime of chewing, and more. These factors can all leave evidence that’s visible on your teeth:

  • Stains and discoloration
  • Oversized teeth or teeth that are too small
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Crowding
  • Teeth with alignment problems
  • Gaps
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Worn-down chewing surfaces

The good news is that we have numerous treatments that fix these problems — whether you have just one or a combination of them — and they can be customized to fit your individual needs.

Treatments that transform your smile

You’ll be delighted to learn about all the options available to perfect your smile, including:

1. Dental implants

dental implant is a minute metal post that is surgically implanted into your jawbone during a quick and simple procedure. The post fuses to your jawbone over time and serves as your new tooth root in a place where you’re missing a tooth (or teeth). A restoration like a crown is placed atop it. 

Dental implants look and behave like real teeth, so you take care of them just as you would your natural teeth. They’re a great low-maintenance alternative to dentures.

2. Teeth whitening 

It’s normal for your teeth to become discolored as you age and as a result of eating acidic or discoloring foods and dark colored beverages like red wine and coffee. However, you don’t have to like it!

We offer innovative whitening treatment platforms at Plaza: KöRⓇ Whitening, ZOOM! Whitening, and whitening trays that we send home with you so you have the flexibility of giving yourself the treatment when your schedule allows. 

Whitening treatments work wonders, but remember, they’re effective on your natural teeth, not restorations. 

3. Veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin customized porcelain coatings that your dentist applies to your teeth to cover a multitude of flaws, from stains or chipped and broken teeth to teeth that are too small. 

Before your veneers are placed, your dentist roughens the surface of your teeth slightly by removing a bit of enamel so that the veneers adhere well. 

4. Dental bonding

Dental bonding solves many smile problems, including discoloration, chips and cracks in your teeth, and spaces between teeth, and bonding can even make your teeth appear longer. The procedure can also normalize the shape of your teeth.

Bonding involves your dentist applying a resin to your teeth that matches their shade. Because the resin matches your teeth, their tone, size, and shape can be altered in a natural looking way. 

5. InvisalignⓇ clear aligners

Invisalign clear aligners, or trays, correct a wide range of challenges, including bite problems, crowded teeth, crooked teeth, overlapping teeth, and tooth gaps. 

They’re virtually invisible, can be removed when you eat, brush, and floss, and correct your teeth gradually and gently. Another advantage is that aligners are completely customized to your mouth, thanks to scans your dentist provides. 

6. Crowns and bridges

Porcelain crowns not only stabilize bridges and are placed on top of dental implants, but they also can camouflage distressed teeth that are affected by cracks, significant fillings, or a root canal.

A dental bridge is just that — a crossover that fills up a gap of one or more teeth. A false tooth is flanked by two crowns and restores your smile, while acting as a preventive so your remaining teeth don’t shift. 

7. Tooth extraction 

We offer tooth extraction with the most advanced sedation options, because sometimes a tooth is so damaged that it needs to go. It may be impacted (one that’s stuck in your gum tissue or bone), severely decayed, fractured, or be a victim of serious gum disease. Crowded teeth can also be helped by extraction. 

You’re in the best hands at Plaza Dental Group, and you deserve the most dazzling smile possible!

Call our office at 515-978-0941 to schedule a consultation about your own smile makeover, or request one online