Smile Makeover Overview
During your lifetime, you might have had injuries, dental issues, and more that made your teeth less than ideal. A smile makeover at Robert L. Porter Dentistry is a unique treatment plan of restorative and cosmetic procedures that can aid in improving the look of your teeth — and your oral health. A smile makeover may consist of at-home tooth whitening treatments, veneers, Bioliner Plus aligners to straighten your teeth, and replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings. Your smile makeover may also include restorations such as bridges or crowns to fill in gaps in your smile. If you want to know more about making over your smile so that it's healthy and beautiful, make an appointment with board-certified dentist Dr. Robert Porter at his office in Richardson, TX to receive your custom treatment plan.
"I've been seeing Dr. Porter for something close to 20 years at this point, and not once have I had a bad experience. They are all very professional and friendly, and have worked with me to keep all of my teeth."- M.Z. / Google / Dec 14, 2018
"Dr Porter and his staff are the best!! I am not an easy patient and they are always able to calm me down and make sure I am comfortable. I appreciate their patience more than they know. I highly recommend their practice!"- J.G. / Google / Nov 08, 2019
"Dr Porter is an amazing dentist. His patient's needs always comes first; I wouldn't trust my teeth to anyone else. Keep up the great work Doc!"- C.R. / Google / Jul 28, 2019
"Dr Porter is an amazing dentist. His patient's needs always comes first; I wouldn't trust my teeth to anyone else.Keep up the great work Doc!"- C.R. / Google / Jul 14, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr. Porter for 30+ years. Husband and wife team, his wife is the hygienist. They both do good quality work. Dr. Porter is very particular and is a master at cosmetic dentistry. The office is warm and friendly, as is their office manager. They are some of the nicest people I have ever known."- D.M. / Google / May 30, 2019
Best Candidates for Smile Makeover
If you are self-conscious about the appearance your teeth, reluctant to smile in photos, or just wish you had a amazing smile, you are a likely candidate for a smile makeover. Dr. Porter will personalize your smile makeover treatment plan to fit your goals and concerns. It might include teeth bleaching to fix discoloration and stains on your enamel. Other cosmetic procedures that may be included in your plan are veneers to correct the length and shape of your teeth, and to mask minor openings between teeth. Restorations (bridges and crowns) may be used to replace a lost tooth or teeth. At Robert L. Porter Dentistry, we offer custom diagnostic aids that let you see an approximation of how your new smile will look before we even start the makeover process. You have the opportunity to help guide us in designing your ideal smile.
Prior to performing any cosmetic treatments, Dr. Porter will have to ensure that your gums and teeth are healthy. If you have any restrictive oral health issues such as a dental malocclusion or periodontal disease, this may have to be treated first.
What To Expect from a Smile Makeover
Each smile makeover is unique, so Dr. Porter will discuss exactly what to expect throughout your treatment, such as the number of visits you might require. He will help you plan out your appointment(s) to complete all of the steps in your makeover. Nitrous oxide is available if you need help relaxing due to dental worries or anxieties. During your smile makeover, Dr. Porter along with his staff will be available to answer any questions or help you feel more comfortable.
Smile Makeover Follow-Up
As soon as your smile makeover is complete, you should keep up the health and look of your teeth using a regular home oral care regimen (both flossing and brushing daily). Along with daily maintenance, you need to schedule periodic dental examinations and cleanings so Dr. Porter can monitor your progress. With proper care, the results of your smile makeover ought to last for many years. Touch-up procedures every couple of years, such as teeth whitening, might help to refresh your smile. Restorations and veneers might also have to be replaced or repaired, which will all be discussed with Dr. Porter during your visits.
Insurance Coverage for Smile Makeover
During your initial consultation, Dr. Porter can help create a smile makeover plan that matches both your goals and budget. A member of our team will discuss your investment in your smile and go over payment options we take, like low-interest medical financing. The cosmetic treatments in a smile makeover are usually not covered by dental insurance, although some restorations may be partly insured. Our office will contact your insurance carrier to ascertain your exact coverage and personal expenses.
Custom Smile Makeovers
Let Robert L. Porter Dentistry help create the smile you'll like showing off to the world with a custom smile makeover. At your consultation with Dr. Robert Porter, he will go over the restorative and cosmetic dental procedures that fit your aesthetic objectives. Contact our Richardson, TX office to schedule your smile makeover consultation.