Cosmetic Dentistry |3 min read

What Is a Smile Makeover?

Young couple smiling

Do you wish you had a better smile?

Well, you are not alone! Only half of all American adults are satisfied with their smiles. (AACD…Click to open a new window to the AACD website…)

On top of that, over 90% of American adults consider an attractive smile to be socially important.

Don’t worry – we have the perfect solution to improve your smile.

In this blog, we will cover:

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a custom care plan designed to bring you the smile you desire. It’s a combination of treatments involving both restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Smile makeovers are also known as smile design.

Different techniques can be incorporated, from periodontal surgeries to dental implants to teeth whitening and everything in between.

Most importantly, at Stead Willis DMD, you’ll have a personal consultant to help design your smile.

To get started, schedule a visit with our cosmetic dentist in Durham, NC, today!

What does smile design dentistry involve?

At Stead Willis DMD, smile design often includes treatments such as:

What are the benefits of smile design?

Improved oral health

The process identifies and corrects any underlying oral issues, improving your oral health. This means resolving cavities, bite issues, jaw pains, and other things that may be detracting from your quality of life.


People feel good about their appearance when they are happy with their smiles. We do our best to make sure your smile is something you’ll be proud of – so you never feel like you have to hide it again.


A whiter and straighter smile instantly improves a person’s appearance.

A better smile is often associated with success, even if only through the confidence and improved social bearing it provides

A smile makeover doesn’t have to be just cosmetic; we can also restore the function of your natural teeth and replace anything that may be missing.

A simple three-step guide to your perfect smile

Step one

Before getting into further stages of treatment, we’ll make sure you have a clean bill of oral health.

We’ll start by cleaning and prepping your teeth to remove any plaque, followed by a complete oral examination.

During this initial evaluation, we’ll look at your oral health, jaw alignment, and facial structure.

Before we start anything, we’ll talk to you about treatment plans and educate you about your options. Better yet, we’ll help you preview your new smile, so you’ll know what to expect ahead of time.

Step two

Now, we create a treatment plan. The extent of work will depend on the condition of your smile and your desired outcome.

Step three

This is where your smile makeover journey begins. This step looks different for everyone, but we’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you’re 100% comfortable and confident.

The cost of a smile makeover with Stead Willis, DMD

The cost of a smile makeover depends entirely on what you need to have carried out. Your dentist will work with you to develop a realistic schedule and budget.

You can have the smile you deserve through the expertise of Stead Willis DMD. Let us show you the possibilities of a smile makeover. Call us today!

Stead Willis DMD is located in Durham, NC, and proudly serves the surrounding communities of Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Burlington.

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