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. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, it may be easier and faster than you think to have a beautiful smile.
What Is a Smile Makeover?
Your smile makeover may include one or more of the treatments offered here at Life Smiles of Owasso including:
Veneers are thin 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. 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 Life Smiles of Owasso, 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 front teeth with large fillings or decay? 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 damaged 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 crowns to learn more about the aesthetic restorative materials we use in our dental crowns.
Composite dental bonding is a quick and non-invasive procedure, and 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 aesthetics 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 aesthetic 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 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 you would like your smile to look like.
Before starting your treatment, Dr. Lim will create a mock-up in wax 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
Before bonding any porcelain veneers or crowns to your teeth, Dr. Lim will try them in and let you examine them to make sure they meet your expectations. If you aren’t excited about how they improve your smile, he will have any discrepancies fixed before bonding them on. This is his beautiful smile guarantee—you have to love how your new smile looks before he makes it permanent.
One of the ways he insures that you love your new smile is by giving you a “test drive” with a set of provisionals. Those provisionals can be easily modified until they meet all your expectations. Impressions will then be sent to the ceramist so that the porcelain veneers or crowns can be made exactly the way you want them.
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 aesthetics 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 are wanting a smile makeover but aren’t ready to commit to a paid examination, you can make an appointment to spend a few minutes with Dr. Lim, ask any questions, and have him explain what he could do for you. Just ask for this when you make your appointment. We are happy to offer you this courtesy.