Achieve an Unforgettable Smile
Even if you are in excellent oral health, you may be dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile. A smile makeover by Dr. Gregory S. Strain combines several cosmetic procedures into a single treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. We can perform your makeover at our technologically advanced practice based in Metairie, LA, to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Strain can provide beautiful results that enhance all of your best features.
Designing Your Treatment
Planning your smile makeover requires careful calculation to ensure your treatment complements your facial contours and maintains the proper balance of your bite. The recommended dimensions of your smile makeover are often referred to as the “Golden Proportions.”
A smile makeover can increase your confidence and make you proud to show off your smile.
In most cases, a height-to-width ratio of 75 to 80 percent for the front teeth often achieves the best results. From there, Dr. Strain can alter the incisors and canines to complement the shape of your front teeth. The measurement of your smile line can also affect symmetry. A smile line is the curvature of the edges of the top anterior teeth, which should reflect that of the bottom lip while smiling. During your consultation, Dr. Strain can review your needs and recommend the best treatment options.
A One-of-a-Kind Procedure
The goal of a smile makeover is to improve the appearance of your smile, addressing concerns such as:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Eroded, misshapen, or disproportionately sized teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Excessive gum tissue
- Uneven gum line
If you have existing oral health conditions like periodontal disease or tooth decay, these must be addressed before your makeover begins. Dr. Strain may recommend a full mouth reconstruction as an alternative if you need extensive restorative treatment.
Finding the Right Combination
What makes a smile makeover unique is that it combines multiple cosmetic procedures to achieve comprehensive results. Guided by your goals, Dr. Strain can propose a treatment plan, including:
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Dental bonding
- Gum contouring
- Orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign® or traditional braces
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Porcelain crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Dental implants
- Laser dentistry
Your treatments will be designed to complement each other. Before receiving crowns or veneers, for example, Dr. Strain will likely recommend teeth whitening so your restoration can be customized to match. Before beginning, our team can provide you with a preview of your final result. This step helps ensure that you understand what the treatment plan can accomplish and gives you the opportunity to suggest any changes to the plan before proceeding.
Making Treatment Affordable
Cosmetic treatments do not usually qualify for insurance coverage. However, we offer financing to help you budget for your treatment without having to compromise on quality. If you have questions about our options, our friendly staff would be happy to assist you further
Improve Your Confidence
A smile makeover can increase your confidence and make you proud to show off your smile. If you are interested in discussing a smile makeover at our practice, you can contact us online anytime. You can also call our Metairie office at (504) 838-8118 to get started today.