Transform Your Look with a Smile Makeover
Even if your teeth are perfectly healthy, you may have concerns about the appearance of your smile. Discolored, misshapen, or crooked teeth can detract from your natural beauty and leave you feeling self-conscious. If your smile is affected by multiple cosmetic imperfections, a customized smile makeover can provide an excellent solution. At our Lake Charles, LA, practice, Dr. Edward J. Hebert and Dr. Scott M. Hannaman can examine your smile and design a plan tailored to your needs and cosmetic goals.
A smile makeover can feature any number of cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers.
A Unique Treatment Plan
Every smile is different, which means every smile makeover plan is unique. By creating a customized treatment plan, Dr. Herbert or Hannaman can address the specific issues affecting your smile. In addition, we can perform each treatment in the optimal order, so they work together more effectively. For example, if you want both teeth whitening and a dental crown, it is important to perform the whitening treatment first as dental porcelain does not respond to bleaching agents.
Your Initial Consultation
During your first cosmetic consultation, you can meet with Dr. Herbert or Hannaman to discuss your goals, expectations, and concerns. Then, we will conduct a full examination of your smile to identify any underlying oral health issues that may affect your results. It is important to address gum disease and tooth decay before undergoing elective procedures.
Depending on the issues affecting your smile, Dr. Herbert or Hannaman will recommend a unique combination of treatments to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
We may also take scans of your teeth using our advanced CEREC® technology. This system can take digital impressions and fabricate restorations right in our office. We can use CEREC along with x-rays and digital photography to plan your treatment.
Choosing the Right Procedures for You
At our office, we offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Herbert or Hannaman can recommend a unique combination of treatments to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Your treatment may include:
- Teeth whitening: We use KöR® Home Whitening, an advanced bleaching system that can brighten teeth compromised by mild to severe discoloration.
- Porcelain veneers: These thin porcelain shells fit over the front of your teeth to conceal a range of issues, such as chips, cracks, or minor misalignment.
- Dental bonding: Using a tooth-colored composite resin, bonding can enhance both the color and shape of your teeth.
- Gum contouring: For patients with low or uneven gum lines, we use advanced laser technology to eliminate excess tissue and create a more symmetrical smile.
For some patients, we can also use porcelain crowns or dental implants to replace missing teeth or repair severely damaged teeth.
Achieve Your Smile Goals
Dr. Herbert, Dr. Hannaman, and our entire team understand how the appearance of your smile can affect your confidence. If you wish to enhance your smile, a customized makeover from our team is a great way to achieve your goals. To find out more about our cosmetic dentistry treatments, call our office at (337) 474-4892 or contact us online today.