Initial Consultation – Everyone’s smile is different, so you’ll start by seeing Dr. Acree for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. He will perform a comprehensive oral exam to make sure your mouth is healthy, and have an honest and open discussion with you about your smile goals.
Developing Your Treatment Plan – Based on your preferences, schedule and budget, Dr. Acree will develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will address all of the issues with your teeth and leave you with a picture-perfect smile. Once you approve your plan, you’ll schedule your appointments and make any necessary payments.
Get The Expert Care You Need – Over the following weeks and months, you’ll come to our office as scheduled to receive treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, and dental crowns. The specifics of your treatment and your schedule will vary, depending on your case. Dr. Acree and our team will keep you informed and make sure the entire process goes smoothly.
Generally speaking, the answer is “yes.” Your new smile is permanent and it’s intended to last forever. However, it is possible that restorations like bonding, veneers, or crowns may become damaged or worn over time. It is very important that you make sure to take good care of your mouth by brushing and flossing regularly and eating a healthy diet.
Most importantly, seeing Dr. Acree every six months for hygiene and check up exams will help keep your new smile looking beautiful and amazing.
The proper treatment depends on the patient. No two cases are ever the same. However, there are some common treatments that are often recommended to patients at Downey Park Family Dentistry:
Teeth whitening is often the first step of a smile makeover. Once your teeth have been whitened, Dr. Acree can match your other dental work to your newly-brightened smile for a seamless, beautiful result.
Dental bonding uses resin that’s similar to the material used in tooth-colored fillings. This resin is applied directly to the outside of your tooth and Dr. Acree can sculpt and trim it to restore the shape of your teeth and cover up imperfections in your smile.
Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells of porcelain. They cover up the front surfaces of your teeth and are ideal for treating most cosmetic flaws including severe stains, gaps between the front teeth, minor chips, uneven teeth, and much more.
Dental crowns or “caps” are designed to cover up your entire tooth after it’s been trimmed and prepared for treatment. They are typically used to treat damaged teeth and decayed teeth, but may also be used as part of a cosmetic makeover if other treatments like veneers or dental bonding are not appropriate.