Minh D. Nguyen, DDS
Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX
If you have multiple dental issues that can benefit from cosmetic dentistry, consider a smile makeover. A smile makeover combines several procedures to literally transform the physical appearance of your smile. Expert dentist, Minh D. Nguyen, DDS, at Portrait Dental in Katy, Texas, proudly offers smile makeovers to both men and women. To see if you’re a candidate, request a consultation today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.
Smile Makeover Q&A
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a type of restorative dentistry that uses one or more cosmetic dentistry techniques to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile.
Prior to performing a smile makeover, Dr. Nguyen evaluates all aspects of your facial appearance including your skin tone, hair color, teeth, gum tissue, and lips. After gathering this information, he develops a custom treatment plan that addresses your individual concerns.
What does a smile makeover entail?
No two smile makeovers are exactly alike. However, they usually feature one or more of the following techniques:
Dental veneers are custom-crafted shells of porcelain that Dr. Nguyen bonds to the front of your permanent teeth. This improves their size, shape, and color and restores symmetry to your smile.
Dental bonding uses composite resin to address chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth. Dr. Nguyen might also use dental bonding to fill a gap or space in your smile.
Dental implants are small metal posts that Dr. Nguyen surgically places in your jaw. Following surgery, your bone grows around each implant, fusing them in place. If you’re missing one or multiple permanent teeth, dental implants provide a sturdy and long-lasting restorative option.
If you use tobacco or drink coffee regularly, you’re also more likely to develop yellow or discolored teeth. Teeth whitening works to eradicate stains safely, restoring your teeth to their near-original pearly white condition.
Am I a candidate for a smile makeover?
To determine if you’re a candidate for a smile makeover, make an appointment at Portrait Dental. Following an oral exam and discussion of your goals for treatment, Dr. Nguyen develops a plan that aligns with your individual needs.
That said, if you’re unhappy with the shape, color, or condition of your teeth, you’re probably a good candidate. Depending on your needs, Dr. Nguyen might recommend one or several different types of treatment.
How do I preserve the results of my smile makeover?
Following your smile makeover, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene. Dr. Nguyen recommends brushing your teeth twice every day, flossing your teeth once each day, and visiting Portrait Dental once every six months for a professional cleaning and dental exam.
If possible, you should also avoid bad habits like using tobacco, biting your fingernails, or chewing on ice.
To learn more about the benefits of a smile makeover, request an appointment at Portrait Dental by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.