Smile Design or Smile Makeover refers to the use of a multitude of tools to help you achieve the smile you’ve dreamt of. This could include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, Invisalign, implants and bridges or a combination of these services to create a smile you can be confident about!

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Porcelain Veneers

If you have discolored, crooked, cracked, chipped or disproportionate teeth, porcelain veneers may be your best option. The veneers are individual porcelain shells which are placed over each tooth and can be customized to optimize the color, shape, size and alignment of your smile in as little as 3 weeks.

Invisalign

If you like the shape and size of your teeth but just wish they were straighter or want to close gaps, you may want to consider Invisalign. Using a series of clear retainers (“aligners”), which can be removed to eat, we can straighten your teeth over the course of 12-18 months in most cases.

Teeth Whitening

If you want a brighter smile, we offer 3 options which can lighten your teeth up to 8 shades. Based on your budget and the results you want to achieve, you can use our at-home whitening strips, gel or our KOR system which is a combination of at-home and in-office treatments. We’ve found KOR provides the best results and lasts the longest.

Process

1

Complimentary Consultation

Complete the Complimentary Consultation form, letting us know about your concerns and what you’d like changed. You’ll submit a headshot and closeups of your smile for Dr. Dhaliwal to review. You can select a Zoom call or an in-person visit (30 min) with Dr. Dhaliwal to discuss your options.

2

Smile Design

When you’re ready to move forward, Dr. Dhaliwal will take digital impressions and send them to the lab for them to design your new custom smile. You’ll come back in 1 week to review the “wax up” with Dr. Dhaliwal

3

Temporary Veneers

Review the wax up of your teeth and if you’re ready to move forward, we’ll take photos, get consent forms signed and take payment for your treatment. Dr. Dhaliwal will prepare your teeth for veneers and create temporary veneers made of acrylic while the lab manufactures your porcelain veneers. You’ll return in 2 weeks to receive your permanent veneers.

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Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Dhaliwal will remove the temporary veneers and place your permanent porcelain veneers. You’ll return in a few days to adjust your bite and take your “after” photos!

1

Complimentary Consultation

Complete the Complimentary Consultation form, letting us know about your concerns and what you’d like changed. You’ll submit a headshot and closeups of your smile for Dr. Dhaliwal to review. You can select a Zoom call or an in-person visit (30 min) with Dr. Dhaliwal to discuss your options.

2

Smile Design

When you’re ready to move forward, Dr. Dhaliwal will take digital impressions and send them to the lab for them to design your new custom smile. You’ll come back in 1 week to review the “wax up” with Dr. Dhaliwal

3

Temporary Veneers

Complete the Complimentary Consultation form, letting us know about your concerns and what you’d like changed. You’ll submit a headshot and closeups of your smile for Dr. Dhaliwal to review. You can select a Zoom call or an in-person visit (30 min) with Dr. Dhaliwal to discuss your options.

4

Porcelain Veneers

Complete the Complimentary Consultation form, letting us know about your concerns and what you’d like changed. You’ll submit a headshot and closeups of your smile for Dr. Dhaliwal to review. You can select a Zoom call or an in-person visit (30 min) with Dr. Dhaliwal to discuss your options.

Cost

The cost of veneers varies based on the number of teeth desired, materials used, the experience of the doctor and the location of the dental practice.

We charge $1,700 per tooth and generally recommend 8-10 veneers on your upper teeth to fully customize your smile for the most transformative outcome. The number of veneers you need will depend on the broadness of your smile and other facial factors, which will be discussed with you during your consultation. We only use porcelain for our veneers as it’s the strongest, most durable and most natural-looking material and provides the best results. Composite veneers may be less expensive but we’ve found that they tend to chip and don’t last as long, nor can you get the variation of light and color that porcelain provides.

As veneers and other cosmetic treatments are elective services, they are not covered by your dental insurance but you can use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or apply for financing through Care Credit, a third party company which provides zero or low-interest loans specifically for medical and dental procedures.

If you’re interested in financing your cosmetic treatment, please apply directly on the

Care Credit Website

and you can get approved in just a few minutes

Time

The entire process for veneers from the time you take your digital impressions to the delivery of your porcelain veneers is 3-4 weeks. With proper care and maintenance, your permanent porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years.

Do you want to improve your smile?

Call Dr. Dhaliwal D.M.D, Cosmetic, Family, and Implant Dentistry, at (925) 244-9770 or schedule an online appointment to know more about Cosmetic Dentistry. Consult the best Cosmetic Dentist, San Ramon, CA 94583.

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