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5 Steps to a Smile Makeover

A smile makeover is a customized combination of cosmetic dentistry treatments meant to transform your teeth into the grin of a movie star that you have always wanted, even if they are damaged, discolored, or misaligned. Altering the appearance of your grin to make it more charming can be accomplished in as little as one day or as much as an entire year. Before and throughout the process, you will need to carry out the steps outlined below (in the sequence specified).

Could I Benefit from Getting My Smile Redesigned?

Making sure that your teeth are in good health is the first preliminary step in the process of giving yourself a new smile. Before making any cosmetic adjustments, it is imperative to take care of any cavities, evidence of gum disease, or teeth that have become loose. However, the beauty and health of your smile are intertwined when it comes to issues such as misalignment, missing or loose teeth, and tooth loss.

What Should I Anticipate During My Consultation for a Smile Makeover?

It's possible that you already have an idea of which treatments to go with. However, in order to identify which treatment (or treatments) will be most effective in meeting your requirements, you will need to have a consultation with a qualified cosmetic dental professional. The next phase in the preliminary process is this one. pain-free Following a discussion of your concerns and objectives, the cosmetic dentist will perform an examination of your teeth and gums to confirm or make a discovery regarding any of the following issues:

  • Teeth that are chipped, broken, gapped, discolored, small, worn down, twisted, misaligned, or chipped; loose teeth or teeth that are missing; teeth that are chipped, broken, gapped, discolored, or chipped; missing teeth or loose teeth.

After that, they will devise a treatment strategy for you, which will incorporate the cosmetic dental operations that will give you the most desirable outcomes. A Successful Smile Makeover Can Be Achieved by Following These 5 Simple Steps In order to complete your smile makeover, the following cosmetic dental treatments, chosen by you, might be performed in the following order:

  1. Invisalign® Clear Dental Aligners

Invisalign® would be the initial step in the process if your teeth are crooked or if your bite is not properly aligned. This treatment often lasts anywhere from three months to one year, and in rare circumstances it can even go on for longer than that. If you intend to whiten your teeth as part of your smile makeover, you may be able to use a teeth whitener of professional strength in conjunction with the aligners during the final two weeks of treatment. This is because the aligners are designed to fit snugly over your teeth.

  1. Teeth Bleaching Performed by Professionals

The following stage, professional teeth whitening, is recommended if your teeth have surface stains known as extrinsic stains. The ZOOM! teeth whitening system is an easy-to-use procedure that only takes approximately an hour to complete and can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades. If your treatment plan includes any form of restoration, such as crowns, implants, veneers, or bonding, a skilled cosmetic dentist will strongly recommend that you have your teeth whitened beforehand in order to prepare for the restoration. A uniformly brighter smile can be achieved in this manner by selecting a lighter colour for the dental prosthesis that are placed in the mouth.

  1. Dental Implants

Dental implants can be placed in your jaw if your jawbone, gums, and the teeth that are still in your mouth are all in good health despite the fact that you are missing one or more teeth. Because the implant needs time to fuse with the jawbone, completing this stage can take anywhere from a couple of months to a few months, depending on the techniques that are employed. After the implant has been successfully fixed in the jaw, your dentist will be able to insert a permanent crown that is a perfect match for your natural teeth or for teeth that have been whitened.

  1. Veneers and Crowns Made of Porcelain

Teeth that have obvious structural deterioration may require either porcelain veneers or crowns for restoration. Veneers are ultra-thin shells made of porcelain that can correct a variety of cosmetic flaws, such as teeth that are chipped, worn down, moderately misaligned, or have deep (intrinsic) stains that cannot be cured with professional teeth whitening. Veneers can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth that have been slightly misshaped. When one or more teeth are severely damaged (broken, cracked, or too small for veneers), a crown may be the best option.

  1. Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a more cost-effective alternative to veneers, and it can also be used to cover teeth that have been badly chipped or severely stained. Your smile can be repaired and made more attractive with dental bonding; but, it does not last as long as porcelain veneers.

Smile Makeovers in Summerlin, Nevada

Dr. Marianne Cohan is committed to offering great cosmetic dentistry in Las Vegas, Nevada, and consistently delivers attractive results. She gives the finest quality of care possible. One happy patient at a time, Dr. Cohan and her staff cultivate long-term connections with their dental patients. Make an appointment for a smile makeover in Summerlin with Dr. Cohan today by calling the office at (702) 341-9160.  




Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

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With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.

Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.



851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160
851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160