Summer is almost here, and for many people, that means it’s time to turn your attention to some DIY projects around the house. Maybe you’d like to finally paint the master bathroom. You might be thinking about refinishing the kitchen cabinets. Whatever the project, you’ve put a plan in place, and now you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

It’s easier, sometimes, for us to approach this type of project with determination and excitement than when we think about making over ourselves. If there’s something about your appearance that you’d like to change, for example, it can feel much more overwhelming and intimidating. Why?

Maybe part of the reason is because you don’t know where to start. If that’s the case, then you’re in luck!

Bayou Dental Group in Monroe, LA wants you to know not every transformative project has to be a do-it-yourself endeavor. In our dental office, creating your dream smile is a team effort.

Dr. Finley and our team of skilled professionals can help you design a treatment plan of cosmetic and restorative procedures to transform your smile. Today, we’re talking about how you can make smile creation your best summer project in just three easy steps.

Step 1: Identify The Problems WIth Your Smile

Before you can plan a project, you first have to know what your goals are for that project. When it comes to your smile, you need to identify what the problems are that you’d like to address. Here are some common problems you might find familiar:

Is it the color of your teeth? One of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today is professional teeth whitening. Whether just one or all of your teeth have lost their brightness over the years, teeth whitening is an affordable, easy, and effective way to dramatically improve your smile.

Is it the shape of your teeth? As much as we’d love for all of our teeth to come in looking uniform and symmetrical, it doesn’t always happen that way. You might have some teeth that are a bit crooked or some teeth that are longer or shorter than others. It’s hard to feel good about your smile if your teeth aren’t aligned and even.

Is it the health of your smile? Damaged or missing teeth can totally rob you of an attractive, confident smile. Creating your new smile might require some sort of restorative treatment. Maybe you’ve struggled with oral health issues like gum disease, tooth decay, or cavities. Perhaps you have broken, chipped, or cracked teeth due to an accident or injury.

Step 2: Find The Right Solutions For Your Smile

Once you’ve identified what you’d like to fix about your smile, it’s time to design a plan of action. At Bayou Dental Group, our smile creator, Dr. Finley, will begin by giving you a thorough examination. Then, he will discuss with you all of your options for achieving your dream smile.

The smile creation process is different for everyone, but here are some of the more common procedure options:

Professional Teeth Whitening: We offer Zoom! whitening in our Monroe dental office that can dramatically enhance the whiteness level of your teeth. You can also choose to maintain your brighter smile with the help of our convenient take-home whitening trays.

Veneers: Nothing can beautify the look of your smile quite like our porcelain or zirconia dental veneers! Delicately thin, yet surprisingly durable, veneers cover your damaged teeth and are shaped to perfection by our talented cosmetic artist, Dr. Finley. For a flawless, beautifully symmetrical and dazzling white smile, veneers are a popular and highly effective solution.

Dental Implants: Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement in modern dentistry. An implant is like an artificial root that’s placed where your natural tooth used to be and is covered by a natural-looking crown. Dental implants are a tremendously successful way to replace and restore the function and appearance of your teeth.

Step 3: Enjoy The Life-Changing Benefits Of Your New Smile!

Before you can enjoy your new smile, you need to call our Monroe dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Finley. He has the experience and the skill to help you design just the right plan that’ll take your smile to the next level.

You can make smile creation your project this summer, and our team at Bayou Dental Group is excited to help you! Give us a call today at 318-302-4326 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.