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A Smile Makeover: What You Can Expect

You deserve a smile you can be proud of -- no need to cover your mouth when you speak or duck out of family photos. Let your joy shine through with a smile that impresses. At Dental Renaissance in Plano, Texas, Dr. Kari Blankenship customizes a smile makeover to address concerns like yellowing, cracked or misshapen teeth, and an irregular bite.

If your teeth could use a makeover, consult our office. Here’s what to expect as you move through the process of transforming your smile.

Do I need a smile makeover?

If you have missing teeth, damaged teeth, or dull, stained teeth, you could benefit from a smile makeover. Your smile plays a critical role in the first impression you make when meeting a potential employer, date, or friend.

A smile makeover can optimize teeth alignment and the shape and overall appearance of your teeth. If you make efforts to hide your smile, consider a smile makeover to get a smile that you’re proud to flash.

What if I decide I want a smile makeover?

A smile makeover isn’t just one procedure. It requires multiple appointments.

Your first meet up with Dr. Blankenship and our qualified team involves a comprehensive dental exam, review of your medical and dental history, and X-rays to look at the positioning and health of your teeth. We then personalize a smile makeover plan just for you, taking into account the health of your teeth and your smile goals.

What’s possible with a smile makeover?

You can reform your smile so your teeth are white, bright, even, and straighter. We can fill in gaps or eliminate overcrowding. If you have missing teeth, a smile makeover has solutions, too. Procedures that may be part of your treatment include:

Crowns and bridges

Crowns are caps that fit over natural teeth, while bridges can fill in gaps caused by missing teeth. Both help restore misshapen, decaying, damaged, or missing teeth.

Dental implants

If you have a missing tooth, a dental implant is the most natural-looking replacement. An implant consists of a metal post placed into your jawbone. A crown is affixed to this post to recreate a normal looking tooth.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that fit over the front portion of your teeth to improve their shape and size and create the appearance of beautifully white natural teeth.

Teeth whitening 

A professional strength whitening gel or dental trays are applied to make your teeth

shades whiter after just a few treatments. Professional whitening is far more effective than over-the-counter options.


Invisalign is a series of clear aligners your dentist uses to straighten crooked

teeth over time gradually. Clear aligners are an effective alternative to braces that offer a bracket and metal-free mouth with no dietary restrictions or hygiene complications.  

How long will my smile makeover take?

Your first consultation involves the development of your personalized smile makeover plan. We can create a digital picture of what your smile will look like when treatment is complete.

The time your smile makeover takes depends on your personal goals and needs. Veneers, for example, can be placed in just a couple of appointments. Dental implants, however, take several months from start to finish because they require healing deep within the bone. 

Regardless of how long your makeover takes, know that when it’s complete, you’ll be proud to flaunt your beautiful smile.

Schedule a smile makeover consultation over the phone at or online and get started today.

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