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Ultimate Smile Makeover

Smile Makeover | Elite Prosthetic Dentistry

Top-Rated Prosthodontist Serving the greater Washington DC area

A smile makeover, also known as a cosmetic makeover, is used to address multiple aesthetic issues simultaneously. However, a smile makeover offers much more than a cosmetic dental service; it can also treat decay under existing restorations, correct minor bite irregularities, and restore strength and function to teeth impacted by other dental issues. 

If you live in the Washington DC area and are interested in learning more about the smile makeover procedure, please call 202-244-2101 to schedule a consultation with award-winning prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin today. Dr. Marlin and the exceptional dental team at Elite Prosthetic Dentistry welcome patients from Arlington, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and nearby areas of Northern Virginia and Maryland.

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Ultimate Smile Makeover

Table of Contents

  • What is a Smile Makeover?
  • Examples of Different Types of Cosmetic Makeovers
  • Tetracycline Staining and Severe Tooth Discoloration
  • Diastema, Spacing, or Gaps Between Teeth
  • Enamel Erosion from Dysplasia Causing a Mottled, Rough and Discolored Appearance
  • Fixing the Gummy Smile
  • Severe Wear Detracting from Her Appearance
  • Complete Aesthetic Breakdown
  • How We Create The Ultimate Smile Makeover
  • FAQs

What is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is typically completed through a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures, allowing Dr. Marlin to provide the appropriate solution for each issue you are facing. Depending on your needs, your cosmetic makeover may include:

In addition to these cosmetic services, a smile makeover may include treatment for decay such as tooth-colored fillings or porcelain inlays and onlays. It may also involve whitening teeth that are not receiving restorations to help ensure a consistently bright appearance throughout.

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Examples of Different Types of Cosmetic Makeovers

Below are a few examples of the many different cosmetic makeovers that we have performed. You can view more smile makeover photos in our gallery.

Tetracycline Staining and Severe Tooth Discoloration

Tetracycline-stained teeth or other dark-colored teeth present a special challenge for an aesthetic makeover. Veneers were not an ideal solution since a very strong white opaque would be needed to block out the dark stains, and the result would have ended up looking very opaque and fake. Instead, crowns were used to create a dramatic transformation.

ultimate smile makeover before & after
ultimate smile makeover before & after

Diastema, Spacing, or Gaps Between Teeth

The focus of this smile makeover was to correct a large diastema (space) between the teeth while still looking natural. The key was making the crowns fillinging the space appear narrower than they were and spreading out the spacing along with all six anterior teeth. As a rule, we can make all of the teeth appear natural by having several teeth absorb the extra width (instead of just the two central incisors). This patient also plans to have several of her back teeth crowned, as well, in the future.

Enamel Erosion from Dysplasia Causing a Mottled, Rough and Discolored Appearance

An individual’s teeth can develop with mottled, discolored enamel that makes them appear unsightly. Before her smile makeover, this patient was very self-conscious about her smile. With her crowns in place, she now has a radiant white smile that she is proud to show off.

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ultimate smile makeover before & after

Fixing the Gummy Smile

This patient came to us looking to address her gummy smile. We designed her temporary crowns and referred her to a periodontist who reshaped her gum tissue to blend with her new crowns. With the final crowns inserted, the change was striking.

Severe Wear Detracting from Her Appearance

Starting out in a new career, this young woman was unhappy that her severely worn teeth were detracting from her appearance. We returned her bite to its original height (a very advanced process) and recreated the shapes of her original teeth by blending them naturally with her facial profile.

ultimate smile makeover before & after
ultimate smile makeover before & after

Complete Aesthetic Breakdown

In this case, a combination of discolored teeth from too much fluoride in the water, tetracycline staining, and unaesthetic crowns amounted to a complete aesthetic breakdown. We provided the patient with a bright smile by incorporating extra enamel (translucency) to keep her “whiter teeth” natural-looking.

Dr. Gerald Marlin

Simply Radiant, Simply Natural

Dr. Gerald Marlin is a leading specialist in implant, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. One of the only prosthodontists with an on-site lab, Dr. Marlin has been voted “Top Dentist” by his peers for more than 20 years in a row in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual “Best Dentist” survey, and is considered the most experienced prosthodontist in the D.C. area.

How We Create The Ultimate Smile Makeover

Not all smile makeovers are created equal. At Elite Prosthetic Dentistry, we go the extra mile to provide stunning results that last.

Performing the ultimate smile makeover requires:

Dr. Marlin and the staff at Elite Prosthetic Dentistry take a comprehensive approach to smile makeovers. Focused entirely on you, we take time to hear your concerns and provide honest and valuable information about the best solutions for your smile.

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During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Marlin will carefully evaluate your problem areas, using advanced technology when appropriate, to understand the full scope of the issues you are dealing with. This enables him to give you the most relevant information about your treatment options – and to ensure what is suggested will produce reliable and long-lasting results.

We have our own in-house lab where all of our restorations, including temporary ones, are fabricated. This service gives Dr. Marlin complete control over the quality and appearance of your crowns and veneers, helping ensure optimal results. We don’t rest until your smile has the look and function you deserve.

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Our comprehensive and personal approach has resulted in countless satisfied patients and numerous awards and recognitions for both our practice and Dr. Marlin himself – including the Best Dentist award from Washingtonian Magazine for nearly two decades in a row. Attentive, practical, and thoughtful, Dr. Marlin welcomes an opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and help you determine if a smile makeover is the right solution for your needs.

Elite Prosthetic Dentistry welcomes you to call us at 202-244-2101 or fill out our online form to schedule your smile makeover consultation today. Located in Washington DC, we serve all surrounding communities, including Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Arlington, as well as patients who fly in for service from all areas of the country.