Owasso Smile Makeover
Can you recall a time when seeing a smile changed your life?
Smiles have power, and the way you feel about your own smile can have a significant impact on your self-confidence and the way you interact with others. A beautiful smile sends a message of youth, health, and self-respect.
Dr. Heng Lim loves to help people create smiles that they can feel great about, and he’s ready to help you achieve your ideal look with a smile makeover, as well.
What Is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is a special treatment plan that consists of the cosmetic dental treatments you need to make your smile look the way you want it to. It isn’t something you get when you are in pain or when you have a dental health problem. Instead, a makeover lets you put the finishing touches on your teeth to ensure that they look as healthy as they feel.
Your smile makeover may include one or more of the treatments offered here at Elite Dental Group including:
Veneers are slim wafers of porcelain that cover the fronts of teeth that show when you smile. They are a very popular part of smile makeovers because they can cover just about any cosmetic flaw. Dr. Lim creates custom porcelain veneers by working closely with a dental ceramist who shares the same artistic approach to smile design.
Many of our patients have had transformational smile makeovers simply by pairing dental veneer treatment with some teeth whitening. You can read more about our process and Dr. Lim’s technique by visiting our Porcelain Veneers page.
Lightening your teeth by a few shades is akin to taking a few years off your appearance, so professional teeth bleaching is an integral element of most smile makeovers. Sometimes, it’s the only procedure that’s necessary to get a beautiful smile.
Here at Elite Dental Group, we offer both in-office laser teeth whitening and a take-home bleaching tray kit. Find out more on our Teeth Whitening page.
Do you have any teeth with stubborn stains or large chips? A dental crown is the most comprehensive way to make a flawed tooth look like new. Crowns are the treatment of choice for teeth that won’t respond to teeth bleaching and for teeth that are too short or weak for porcelain veneers. Dr. Lim can design a metal-free porcelain crown for you that looks just like one of your healthy natural teeth.
Visit our page on Metal-Free Dentistry to learn more about the esthetic restorative materials we use in our dental crowns.
Composite dental bonding is a quick and non-invasive procedure, but when done by a skilled cosmetic dentist, it delivers impressive results. Bonding is typically done on front teeth that have noticeable gaps, small chips, or differences in shape or size.
For this treatment, Dr. Lim will use a small amount of composite resin to reshape your tooth. He will apply the material to the edge of your tooth, sculpt the material, bond it to your enamel, and then polish it to a smooth finish. The resin material will be colored to match your natural tooth so precisely that no one will notice it.
You can have bonding done on one or more teeth that need only subtle cosmetic enhancements.
If you want the rest of your face to look as youthful and rejuvenated as your teeth after a smile makeover, then our facial esthetics treatment will be the perfect complement to your treatment plan.
Unlike other facial treatments which involve surgery, recovery downtime, unpleasant side-effects, unwanted facial stiffness, and injections, our treatments use gentle and non-invasive laser technology. This non-surgical laser facial treatment harmonizes with Dr. Lim’s whole-health treatment approach as it promotes the growth of healthy youthful tissues by stimulating natural processes in the skin.
Read more about this esthetic treatment on our page about Dermal Fillers.
How We Plan Your Smile Makeover
Your smile makeover treatment journey starts with a comprehensive dental health evaluation. Dr. Lim needs to get a complete picture of your dental health before he can recommend cosmetic treatments. This evaluation will include X-rays, photographs, scans of your teeth, and even a CT scan. Besides checking your teeth, Dr. Lim will also check your bite alignment, TMJ function, and gum health.
After your comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Lim will start planning your smile makeover with you. He will listen carefully to your concerns and answer your questions. He recommends you bring a photo or two that depict what your ideal smile looks like. These will help you communicate to Dr. Lim what you would like to achieve with your smile makeover.
If urgent dental treatment is necessary, Dr. Lim may recommend that you get this done first, but your treatment plan will also include all the treatments you need to get your ideal smile.
Before starting your treatment, Dr. Lim may create a model of your teeth so that he can give you a preview of what it will look like when your smile makeover is complete.
Dr. Lim’s Beautiful Smile Guarantee
Dr. Lim guarantees you will love the outcome of your smile makeover. He takes the time to listen to your concerns and hopes during the consultation, and he implements your input on details like the shape and color of restorations in your smile makeover.
For restorations like porcelain veneers, you will even get to “test drive” a set of provisionals to make sure you like the look and fit before Dr. Lim creates your final veneers.
Dr. Lim is a physiologic dentist who has extensively studied facial development and beauty as they relate to dentistry. He uses his advanced training to create stunning smile makeovers that blend esthetics and healthy function. Take a look through his Smile Gallery to see how he has helped others to achieve their ideal look.
Are you ready to start your journey to a healthier and more youthful smile? Call us or request an appointment online.
We also want to let you know that Dr. Lim offers complimentary consultations for cosmetic dental treatment. If you don’t have any concerns with the health of your mouth and simply want to learn more about a treatment like veneers or crowns, then we are happy to offer you this courtesy.