Combining Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for the Perfect Smile Makeover

May 01, 2023

Combining Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for the Perfect Smile Makeover

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is important, but sometimes it’s not enough on its own to deliver the bright white smile you want to present to the world. Look to the techniques of cosmetic dentistry to create your perfect smile makeover.

Makeovers are nothing new. Fashion magazines and cable TV channels devote much time and effort to the topic, suggesting the latest in cosmetic trends and revealing the major changes that various techniques can accomplish. 

While cosmetic dentistry might not be as prominent, it’s an important part of the Hollywood makeover experience and has been for decades. Many budding stars went for dental veneers to brighten their smiles or chosen braces to fix gaps and crooked teeth. 

The smile makeover is now an option for virtually everyone. You can draw from a range of dental services that target the appearance of your smile, just as conventional dental techniques focus on oral health. Los Altos Family Smiles specializes in cosmetic dentistry procedures to make sure your teeth look their best. Contact us today about designing your smile makeover plan. 

The elements of a smile makeover

Everyone is different, and so it follows that you have your own unique smile that serves as your first impression to those you meet. Confidence in your smile translates to confidence in social settings. It only makes sense that you want to maximize your assets, and because your smile is one of a kind, you’ll likely choose makeover steps that address your situation. 

Your perfect smile makeover draws from several categories of smile optimization. Your plan may draw from these four categories. 


One of the most requested cosmetic procedures for any dental practice is teeth whitening. A dentist office whitening procedure uses bleaches far stronger than those in home whitening kits, which need to be weak to provide safety margins against misuse. A single in-office session can strip away layers of food stains and brighten your teeth beyond their lightest natural shade. 


Sometimes, a crooked smile is cute and quirky. Congratulations if that’s you! The rest of us must turn to tooth straightening methods to even things out. At Los Altos Family Smiles, we recommend Invisalign® for mild-to-moderate teeth alignment problems. Removable, clear aligner trays can make quick work of your uneven bite. 


Life and living take their tolls on your smile. Cavities and other imperfections happen, and they need to be fixed. Rather than the metallic fillings of the past, today we use fillings that match your tooth color so that the repair becomes virtually invisible. We also use dental inlays, onlays, and crowns that no longer reveal your dental work through their appearance. 


The classic Hollywood smile often starts with, as we mentioned, dental veneers. Thin caps made from porcelain, veneers allow you to go beyond the limitations of your natural teeth in brightness and shape. In some cases, veneers can hide minor alignment issues as well as reinforcing chipped or cracked teeth. 

Whether you have movie star ambitions or not, a smile makeover plan can fine tune the elements you need to give you total confidence in the way you present yourself to the world. You can schedule a consultation with us at Los Altos Family Smiles by phone or online. Get started with your smile makeover today.